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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.
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Underneath the arches: the best new brewery in Greater Manchester

Starting a small business with a small budget can be a challenge. To do it single-handed, even more so. So says Paul Greetham, founder of...
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Underneath the arches: the fitness hub fighting to help the local community

Fighting Fit has been training people in Brazilian ju-jitzu, mixed martial arts and boxing at its Green Quarter archway space since 2008. But it's more...

Give socks and get snacks at Oddsocks Bar & Kitchen

To celebrate the World Cup, Jurys Inn Manchester has launched Oddsoccer, a charitable initiative giving supporters the opportunity to hand over their odd football...
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Underneath the arches: the Manchester brewery that puts people before profit

When Mark Welsby decided to leave his corporate career behind and start making beer for a living, it felt like he was running away....
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Why some of Manchester’s thriving independent businesses could be at risk – and how...

Network Rail is in the middle of selling all of its 5,500 railway arches to a single bidder, most likely a hedge fund who...
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Make Manchester’s roads safer to get more people on their bikes – Sir Chris...

Manchester may be the home of British Cycling and one of the most accessible cities in the UK by sustainable transport, but there's still...

Get stuck in to a second helping of The Manchester Cookbook

Anna Tebble is on a mission to find the best independent food spots in Manchester. Not just so she can indulge herself, although you...

Experience the magic of Transylvania right in the centre of Manchester

Deep in the heart of Romania is a land shrouded in mystery and folk songs about vampires. Here, the forests are still virgin and the...

From the streets to the ring: how boxing changed the life of this Manc...

Adam Taylor had a rough start in life. Having had a troubled childhood, he left school early and by 15 was already working in...

Manchester Worker Bee: Anthony Crolla, professional boxer

You don’t need to be into boxing to like Anthony 'Million Dollar' Crolla. I don't know much about the sport, but when I went to...

Phoenix from the flames: the gluten-free Salford brewery that’s going places

Rik Garner is one of Manchester's craft beer pioneers. He jokes that he probably liked beer from too young an age and remembers when he...

The week in good news: a Manchester hero, a ManVan and money for Maggie’s

This week’s good news celebrates sustained effort. A man’s effort to bring water to Syria, a collective pub effort that led to thousands being...

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