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

‘Living poem’ written in 64 languages goes on display in Manchester Central Library

A poem written in 64 languages spoken in Manchester - from Albanian to Zulu - celebrating the cultural diversity of the city's communities has...

The truth about the 1996 Manchester bomb & the making of modern Manchester

Saturday 15th June 1996 dawned bright and sunny and Manchester had every reason to feel good about itself, writes Ray King

Book review: Yesterday We Were in America – the story of Alcock and Brown’s...

The English thriller dates from the late 19th and early 20th centuries when a coterie of writers produced a series of ripping yarns like...

Remembering Manchester pioneers Alcock and Brown 100 years after first non-stop transatlantic flight

One hundred years ago this weekend, a specially modified First World War Vickers Vimy bomber, an assemblage of wood, canvas and wire, dipped its...

Salford to get world class entertainment and cultural venue

An ambitious project to revive a historic music venue and create a modern cultural hub and event centre for Salford has been unveiled. The redevelopment...

Great Ancoats Street is set for a facelift – and work will start this...

One of Manchester city centre’s busiest roads - Great Ancoats Street - is set for a major facelift, and work is starting this month. The...

Manchester Food and Drink Festival announces ‘Vegan Takeover’ this September

It’ll be the biggest invasion of plants since the Day of the Triffids. Manchester Food and Drink Festival has announced a 'Vegan Takeover' on the...

Drastic action is needed to close north-south divide – but don’t expect anything to...

Former civil service head Lord Kerslake’s dire warning that the north-south divide is set to widen, creating “disturbing disparities in people’s life chances” should...

RSPB celebrates its 130th birthday where it all began – Manchester

Many famous movements and celebrities were made in Manchester, but it is perhaps a lesser known fact that Britain’s biggest nature conservation organisation originated...

Manchester is getting a Central Perk as the Friends cafe comes to Primark

Did no one tell you life was gonna be this way…? Well they have now. Primark is to open a a fully-branded Central Perk Café...

Food, drink and shopping hub Hatch is set to treble in size this summer...

Manchester city centre’s most off-the-wall food, drink and retail destination is set to more than treble in size next month.  Hatch, hunkered under the Mancunian...

Manchester pioneers Alcock and Brown remembered 100 years after first non-stop transatlantic flight

One hundred years ago next month, a specially modified First World War Vickers Vimy bomber, an assemblage of wood, canvas and wire, dipped its...

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