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

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...

Manchester’s economy continues to grow at a faster rate than the UK’s says new...

Manchester is continuing to build a reputation, both nationally and internationally, as an attractive place to live, visit and do business, Manchester city council leader...

New rail masterplan aims to double the number of train commuters travelling into the...

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has launched an ambitious rail masterplan which will double the number of train commuters travelling into the city centre...

Work set to start on new Beeline walking and cycling route from Manchester city...

Work on the first phase of the proposed £13.4 million new walking and cycling route from Manchester city centre to Chorlton is set to...

Thomas Cook collapses with the loss of 3,000 jobs in Manchester

Three thousand jobs disappeared in Greater Manchester today as one of Europe’s leading travel and holiday companies, Thomas Cook, collapsed into liquidation just after...

Man City’s Etihad Stadium named best in the world

Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium has been named the best in the world, based on fans' match day experience. The ground, centrepiece of the Etihad campus...

Leading youth charity The Prince’s Trust has opened a new centre in Manchester

The Prince’s Trust, the UK’s leading youth charity, has officially opened a new centre in Manchester today.  The Doug Barrowman Centre is located at Beehive...

Fears mount in local hospitality industry over Brexit uncertainty

A respected north west restaurateur is warning that the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit could spell disaster for the hospitality industry. Peter Kinsella, who owns Lunya,...

Manchester’s free buses will soon run until midnight across the city centre

Manchester’s Free Bus city centre services are set to run until midnight for the first time when new timetables come into effect from the...

First ever Manchester Moon Festival comes to Chinatown

The first ever Manchester Moon Festival takes place this weekend in the heart of Manchester’s Chinatown on Saturday and Sunday from midday until 8pm. The...

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