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Dianne Bourne

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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.
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What’s the big deal with bubble tea? How Manchester is going boba crazy

Love it, loathe it, or simply have no idea what it really is - there's no mistaking that bubble tea is currently taking Manchester...

Alan Turing to be the face on new £50 banknote

Computer genius Alan Turing has been chosen as the face to appear on the new £50 polymer bank note. The announcement was made in a...

The food’s the star as Rosso restaurant comes of age

Think of Manchester's Rosso restaurant and you'll perhaps think of its famous footballer owner Rio Ferdinand or the myriad of celebrity guests who have...

Review: Kylie Minogue rolls back the years at Castlefield Bowl

Manchester's love affair with Kylie Minogue has been going strong for over 30 years now - and it really shows no signs of abating. As...
Richmond Tearooms Alice in Wonderland

Manchester’s Alice in Wonderland themed tearooms has just DOUBLED in size – take a...

Take a trip down the rabbit hole as Manchester's Alice in Wonderland-themed tearooms have moved to a new, bigger home. The Richmond Tea Rooms has...

Emeli Sandé joins all-star line-up for Manchester Pride Live 2019

The big star music names keep on coming for the 2019 Manchester Pride festival. For the LGBT+ festival has today announced that Emeli Sandé MBE...
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Manchester Pride reveals Superbia arts and cultural events for 2019

The line up to the Superbia Weekend, the cultural programme of events at Manchester Pride Festival, has now been revealed. It features a premiere of...
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Review: Elbow at Castlefield Bowl

“Good evening you beautiful city", boomed Guy Garvey as he strode onto the stage at Castlefield Bowl to a rapturous reception from his home...

The taxi firm that loved their local restaurant so much they’ve taken it over!

This Manchester taxi firm loved their neighbouring restaurant so much, that when it faced closure they decided to take it on themselves! StreetCars, based in...
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A life-sized LEGO suffragette is coming to Manchester on Emmeline Pankhurst’s birthday

This brilliant life-sized statue of a suffragette made entirely from LEGO is to go on display in Manchester - just in time to mark the...
House of Evelyn 2nd anniversary

TV stars go for glam as House of Evelyn celebrates two years of beautifying...

It was a night of serious glamour as Manchester super-salon House of Evelyn celebrated its 2nd anniversary with a host of star guests. The Spring...

Historic crown court transformed into luxury hotel and restaurant

Knutsford Crown Court played to host to many infamous trials in its 200-year history, including the trial of Alan Turing for gross indecency in...

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