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Aidan O'Rourke

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Why Manchester was cool even in the sixties

The 1960s may seem like pre-history...

The spirit of Manchester – still alive 20 years after the bomb

Aidan O’Rourke has mixed feelings about how the new Manchester has turned out

Castlefield: an oasis of peace in the heart of Manchester

A unique, timeless and peaceful waterside district in the heart of the city...

Four great Manchester pubs and an apology

A free tour of four Manchester alehouses to celebrate International Beer Day...
Peveril of the Peak

Four iconic Manchester pubs – but only two remain

City centre pubs linked by one thing - they have all come under threat.

Why Manchester and Manhattan have lots in common

As well as transporting us to times past, the NQ can transport us across the Atlantic, in spirit at least.

There’s a lot more to Heaton Park than Parklife

Did you know? Heaton Park has the highest point in the city of Manchester.

Central Library: a magnificent achievement, shame about the glazed link

The Central Library isn’t just a place to be admired, it’s a place to be used...

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