Home Authors Posts by Ray King

Ray King

274 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
Veteran journalist, food & wine writer and public speaker who is proudly born & bred here in Manchester.

From Michelin star to battered bangers: Steve Pilling’s roller coaster restaurant ride

When Steve Pilling left catering college, his first job was in the kitchens of Manchester’s Midland Hotel, whose French Restaurant, with executive chef Gilbert...

Influential American business magazine sings the praises of Stockport

"American tourists who know and love Britain expect history to greet them at every turn", writes veteran travel writer Gretchen Kelly in the latest...

A produce hall full of independent food and drink outlets has opened in Stockport...

With the official opening of the Produce Hall in the town's historic Market Place, Stockport has joined the drive towards using food and drink...

An immersive Leonardo Da Vinci inspired banquet is coming to Manchester Art Gallery this...

Tickets have gone on sale to enable art lovers to 'dine with Da Vinci', first in a unique series of art-meets-food supper clubs being...

Can Stockport become the next Ancoats?

Can the “Ancoats factor” which created one of the coolest places to live, not only in Manchester but in the UK, be replicated in...

Manchester to mark second anniversary of Arena attack with civic memorial service at St...

The second anniversary of the Manchester Arena terror attack, which took 22 lives, will be marked with a civic memorial service at St Ann’s...

Manchester is the top city outside London for attracting students – and keeping them

Manchester is the top city in the UK outside London for attracting students - and retaining them after they graduate. As a result, Manchester "gained"...

Manchester’s cycling and walking routes receive £137 million boost

Greater Manchester's network of cycling and walking routes has received a £137 million boost for 18 new schemes, making the total value of cycling...

Book review: Boy Number 26 – Tommy Rhattigan’s harrowing tale of a child in...

If you think the worst thing that could happen to a seven-year-old boy was to be lured into a house by Myra Hindley on...
video

Video about a secret trapdoor in the Rochdale Canal goes viral on YouTube

When Manchester vlogger Martin Zero made a video of how a rubbish-strewn stretch of city centre canal drains into an unseen river, he could...

The family-run Stockport company turning rundown pubs into award-winners

The death of the English pub has been predicted by doomsayers since the 1960s.  According to latest industry figures, they are closing at the...

Manchester city council has no plans to demolish eyesore Piccadilly Gardens wall

Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester city centre's most controversial open space, is set for "improvement" - but the detested concrete wall, second only to begging on...

Latest news

DIRECTORY