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

National Football Museum relaunches with the help of 90 local school children

The National Football Museum, one of Manchester’s most popular cultural attractions, reopened its doors to the public today having refreshed its offer for the...

Royal wedding gospel choir seeks young singers for Manchester event

Their performance of Stand By Me at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wowed a global television audience of two billion...

Motorists get free parking in parts of Manchester city centre for the next four...

Visitors to Manchester city centre will enjoy free parking in selected zones for the next four weekends. It's pay back time for drivers enduring disruption...

What is the future for Greater Manchester? Andy Burnham launches revised grand plan

Greater Manchester Metro Mayor Andy Burnham today revealed his long-awaited grand plan for the future of the city region over the next few decades...

Metrolink to introduce new London Underground style zonal ticketing system

Metrolink’s new London Underground-style zonal ticketing system is set to be implemented across the tram network from Sunday 13th January. Greater Manchester Transport bosses insist...

Are you a Manchester Metrolink Monster? £1,000 fines for misbehaving on the trams coming...

Misbehaving Metrolink passengers face a major crackdown from today. New byelaws will impose swingeing £1000 fines for a raft of nuisance offences including swearing, smoking...

Police and community workers recognised in Queen’s New Year’s Honours list 2019

Police officers and community workers who helped victims and their families in the wake of the terror bomb attack on the Manchester Arena in...

How a soft drink invented in Salford is driving social change in Saudi Arabia

Vimto has been tickling the world's tastebuds for more than 100 years. But who knew that a soft drink invented in Salford in 1908...

New Manchester Institute of Directors chair is determined to fly the flag for local...

Former top criminal barrister Sharon Amesu, newly appointed chair of the Manchester Institute of Directors, is determined to “fly the flag” for local business. The...

National Football Museum to start charging admission – but will remain free for Manchester...

The National Football Museum is to introduce entry charges of up to £10 in the new year. The move is part of a bid for...

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...

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