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Ana is a broadcast journalist and busy bee always on the look out for new people to interview. She also looks after our online store and usually answers the office phone.

Meet the Corrie actress who’s breaking down barriers for people with disabilities

Former Coronation Street actress Melissa Johns is back in town. She's playing Emilia in othellomacbeth, a condensed production of two of Shakespeare’s most brutal and poetic...

A charity that makes dreams come true is raising funds with a 30th birthday...

Dreams Come True is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a special ball at the Hilton hotel on Deansgate this autumn. The charity supports young people...

Meet the artist who paints with a Costa loyalty card instead of a brush

When you think of what you could use an expired Costa loyalty card for, painting with it is probably not one of the first...

Meet the doctor turned candlemaker whose business partner is a sausage dog

When NHS doctor Emma Darbyshire started suffering with depression, she turned to candle making as therapy. “I discovered my creative side and became more interested...

Bringing light into the darkness: the charity which gifts terminally ill patients a memorable...

People often say their wedding day was the happiest day of their life. But what if a memorable wedding day was someone’s last wish? Wedding planner...

Calling all Manchester dog lovers: the app you’ve been waiting for just arrived

When you're looking for a place to live for a few days, you go to Airbnb. When you're watching the match on TV and craving...

“It’s about finding things that make you feel alive”: a new wellness festival is...

Laura Bamber wants to prove that wellness isn’t a one-size-fits-all-concept. So she's bringing a wellness festival to Manchester. Having worked in a corporate environment for...

Manchester wrestling promotion celebrates 14th birthday with epic card of action

Wrestling is back on ITV after a break of 30 years, in case you hadn't noticed. But if you want to watch some live wrestling...

Manchester Airport pick-up and drop-off charges: everything you need to know

Manchester Airport has responded to a video of a frustrated passenger in the pick-up area at Terminal 3 which went viral on social media, signalling...

The ethical Manchester fitness brand aiming to bring the world together through clothing

The concept behind Manchester fitness brand Asuno is to "bring the world together through clothing." Even the word Asuno, a mixture of English and Spanish,...
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The 50 best and worst modern buildings in Manchester, according to local photographer

Aidan O’Rourke has been documenting Manchester in photographs and words since 1996. Passionate about photography, Aidan has his own website and used to contribute a regular...

Meet the artists behind Bee in the City: Kathleen Smith

Take a stroll down Deansgate and you'll find a rather beautiful bee sat in one of the windows of House of Fraser. The base of...

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