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

Review: Oddfellows Cheadle has perfected the classic afternoon tea

I confess that, as a lunchtime pie and a pint man – oh alright, three pints – afternoon tea has never really figured in...

Council seeks to banish street kitchens serving the homeless from Piccadilly Gardens

Manchester town hall bosses are seeking to banish street kitchens serving the homeless and vulnerable from Piccadilly Gardens. Instead, people running street kitchens are being...

Fazenda staff job swap helps raise £18,000 for charity

Staff at Fazenda, the South American restaurant in The Avenue, Spinningfields, helped to raise £18,000 for charity by taking part in an innovative job...

Former Salford MP Hazel Blears receives honorary doctorate for her work in the fight...

One of Salford’s best-know faces over the last 25 years, former MP and Cabinet minister Hazel Blears, has received an honorary doctorate for her...

Manchester Metrolink has been named one of the best transport systems in the world

Greater Manchester’s Metrolink has been named one of the best light rail systems in the world. The accolade follows an international study that rated the...

9ft statue of Gandhi proposed for Manchester Cathedral

A bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi could be erected outside Manchester Cathedral to celebrate the 150th anniversary year of his birth. Subject to planning permission,...

Manchester women’s derby set to smash gate records

History will be made at the Etihad Stadium in September when the first ever FA Women's Super League Manchester derby is played at the...

A choir of a thousand voices will perform in Cathedral Gardens this weekend

A choir of a thousand voices will perform in Manchester city centre’s Cathedral Gardens on Saturday 13th July as part of the annual Street...

Jodrell Bank declared Unesco World Heritage site

Manchester University’s Jodrell Bank Observatory has been declared a Unesco World Heritage site. Sir Bernard Lovell’s pioneering radio telescope, rising almost 300ft above the Cheshire...

Metrolink is launching contactless payment for tram tickets soon – here’s how it will...

Contactless payment for tram tickets will be launched across Greater Manchester’s Metrolink system next Monday 15th July. The innovation will see the region joining a...

World first for Salford University in race to reduce global CO2 emissions

Work is set to start on a world-leading home energy research centre at the University of Salford. The £16 million state-of-the-art project will be at...

Jolly Sailor is proof that good pubs will survive and thrive

And then there were six. Built in 1895, reborn in 2019, the Jolly Sailor in Davenport brings up the half-dozen in the growing portfolio...

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