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Veteran journalist, food & wine writer and public speaker who is proudly born & bred here in Manchester.

M6 roadworks – the good news and the bad news for motorists across Manchester...

First the good news: the end is in sight after three years of motorway misery on the M6 through Cheshire with the completion of...

Boxing champ Tyson Fury pledges £8 million purse to poor and homeless

Manchester boxer Tyson Fury, who promised to donate his entire £8 million purse to the poor and homeless - win or lose – before...

Historic letter at People’s History Museum reveals first account of suffragettes being force fed...

The first known written account of the force-feeding of imprisoned suffragettes has gone on display at Manchester’s People’s History Museum. The details are contained in...

Manchester Arena attack memorial: have your say

A public consultation has been launched to harness people’s views on the creation of a permanent memorial to the victims of the Manchester Arena...

Updated plans for regeneration of Mayfield announced

From neglect and dereliction to one of the coolest places to live in the UK. That’s been the astonishingly successful Ancoats story. And the remarkable...

Salford Central regeneration poised to enter dramatic new phase

Salford Central, the city’s biggest regeneration project since the transformation of the docklands a generation ago, is poised to enter a dramatic new phase...

Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium capacity set to rise to 63,000

Premier League champions and current league leaders Manchester City are a step closer to further increasing the capacity of the Etihad Stadium, their home...

Manchester population predicted to rise by 56,000 by 2034

Manchester’s population is set to increase by 56,000 – more than ten per cent – by 2034, an international property services firm has predicted. The...

The early bird catches the £1 tram fare in new Metrolink ticket trial

Metrolink launched its £1 ticket scheme today… but if you set your alarm for 7.30am, you missed it. The cut-price Early Bird tickets will be...

Manchester remembers the fallen with events across the city for Armistice centenary

One hundred years ago on Monday of this week, Wilfred Owen, perhaps the most celebrated of the Great War poets, was promoted to the...

The new £50 note: the Manchester contenders

Who will your money be on? Or more to the point, who will be on your money? The Bank of England has announced that the...

‘Acid’ Rayner slates new Ancoats restaurant Canto in scathing national newspaper review

Jay Rayner, novelist, journalist, broadcaster and restaurant reviewer - a man who’s had more hot dinners than I’ve had, well, hot dinners - likes...

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