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Assistant Editor Dianne has been working and partying around Manchester for the best part of 20 years covering all things showbiz, food, drink, arts, culture and events. Loves a natter, laughs loudly, sings karaoke badly.
Corrie Sally in the factory

Coronation Street fans reeling after factory collapse – what happens next?

One of Coronation Street's most dramatic ever storylines began to unfold on Monday night, with the collapse of the Underworld knicker factory with a...

Extraordinary new Peterloo website recreates Manchester in 1819 to mark 200 year anniversary of...

A new website has created in extraordinary 3D detail the events and legacy of the Peterloo Massacre 200 years ago - to enable a...
Barry's Bootcamp

Manchester’s ultimate workouts – but which burn the most calories? We put them to...

For those with goals to get fit and healthy in 2019, there has never been a bigger choice of  gyms and fitness classes to...
Albert's Didsbury

First look as Albert’s Didsbury unveils seriously stylish £500k revamp

After a three month transformation, bosses of Albert's bar and restaurant in Didsbury have unveiled their opulent £500,000 revamp. We headed down for the first...
Albert Square windsvideo

BREAKING: high winds rip Irish Festival marquees off the ground on Manchester’s Albert Square...

The high winds battering Manchester have ripped marquees off the ground on Albert Square where the city's Irish Festival has been taking place. Dramatic pictures...
Take That

Take That make big announcement about upcoming tour’s 30th anniversary celebrations

Thousands of Take That fans will be eagerly looking forward to the Manc manband's 30th anniversary Greatest Hits tour live this summer. And now the...

Corrie spoilers: who falls victim in the factory collapse?

One of Coronation Street's most dramatic ever storylines is about to unfold, when the Underworld knicker factory roof collapses - while scores of workers...

Kala kickstarter begins tonight as Gary Usher bids to crowdfund £100k for Manchester restaurant

Chef Gary Usher will start his latest crowdfunding appeal tonight in a bid to raise £100,000 needed to keep his new Manchester restaurant Kala...

Manchester radio breakfast shows axed at Capital, Heart and Smooth as programmes go national

There is set to be a huge change on Manchester's radio airwaves in the months ahead - after plans were unveiled to scrap local...
Corrie Michelle Connor

Corrie spoilers: Michelle pregnancy drama, a love split, and hen party woes

The drama is building to an explosive end of the week on Coronation Street. A love split is on the cards for Michelle Connor and...
Bieszke twins

Remembering Craig Bieszke: Manchester pays tribute to twin who was “life and soul of...

Tributes have poured in after the sudden death of Manchester's Craig Bieske, who friends have affectionately hailed the "life and soul of every party". Model...
Maxine Peake as Nico for The Nico Project at MIF19

Manchester International Festival reveals full line-up for 2019 – including David Lynch HOME takeover

The full line up of artists, actors, directors and performers has been revealed for the 2019 Manchester International Festival. Highlights were unveiled at a special...

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