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

Plans revealed for town hall following restoration – and proposals include flexible office space

They’ll be among the grandest office addresses in the north of England… Manchester town hall will accommodate commercial businesses by renting out space on the...

Manchester City named most valuable club in the world

Manchester City – once dubbed the “noisy neighbours” by Manchester United’ former manager Sir Alex Ferguson - have effectively been named the most valuable...

Statue of Mahatma Gandhi unveiled in Manchester

A statue of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled outside Manchester Cathedral today to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of the man who led...

River Restaurant’s new menu hits the culinary heights

Just before Sir Rocco Forte opened The Lowry as Manchester’s only five-star hotel in 2001 – albeit on the Salford side of the Irwell...

Is the north-south divide widening – or are the answers here in the north?

There are some people who compare the lavish lifestyles of The Real Housewives of Cheshire with life on the mean streets of Peckham and...

Work starts on £13.4m city centre – Chorlton cycle route

Work has started on the first phase of a new walking and cycling route between Manchester city centre and Chorlton. The scheme is a vital...

Victims of Manchester terror attack to be honoured alongside military fallen on Remembrance Sunday

The streets of Manchester will fall silent on Sunday as the city remembers not only military personnel fallen in battle but also – for...

Manchester named top creative city as £130.62 million Factory arts project reaches construction milestone

Manchester has been named Europe’s second most creative city - after London - with its culture and creative industries contributing a massive £1.4 billion...

The Trafford Centre Metrolink is complete – this is when trams will start to...

Trackwork construction on the long-awaited Metrolink line to the Trafford Centre is all but complete, paving the way for trams to start using the...

New Manchester transport strategy to slash number of car journeys to city centre

As Extinction Rebellion climate change protesters continue to demonstrate in London, Manchester town hall bosses are poised to rewrite the city’s transport strategy to...

Heaton Park’s heritage tramway saved after theft of overhead cables threatened permanent closure

Manchester's modern Metrolink has come to the rescue of its "granddaddy" tramway in Heaton Park. The 800 metre track, running from Middleton Road to the...

This is the place: Cheadle Hulme is classic commuter country and very well connected

Until the arrival of the railway in the middle of the 19th century, Cheadle Hulme, now a thriving and highly desirable suburb south of...

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