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

From Russia without love: was the woman who slagged off Manchester on a Kremlin...

A columnist for Russia’s biggest selling newspaper who recently paid a visit to Manchester found the city full of “fat people and debauchery”. Worse...

Could The Guardian follow the BBC and move back to Manchester?

The Guardian newspaper has in recent years been widely regarded as the mouthpiece of the north London "liberal metropolitan elite". Founded in 1821 as The...

Manchester to host 2022 Commonwealth Games with Liverpool?

Twenty years on from Manchester hosting its spectacularly successful Commonwealth Games in 2002, top Commonwealth athletes could be competing in the city once again...

First taste of new sensational spring menu at the River Restaurant, The Lowry Hotel

Salford’s five-star Lowry Hotel’s two AA Rosette River Restaurant has launched a new spring a la carte menu with a strong emphasis on season...

Does Labour-voting Manchester do better under a Conservative government?

It’s bound to be a controversial claim with a General Election just weeks away, but there’s evidence to suggest that since Manchester town hall’s...

Does Manchester’s first elected mayor need Westminster experience?

Bookies' favourite at odds of 1/6, Andy Burnham played the Westminster card as the three main candidates in the race to become Greater Manchester's...

The good, the bad and the ugly: the buildings Mancunians love to hate

Tower blocks, brutalist modern architecture, high rise flats and offices built in the aftermath of the war. Don’t Mancunians who cherish the city’s Victorian...
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Manchester and Salford: can you see the join?

If every Manc has a chip on his or her shoulder, does your average Salfordian have a chip on both? One reflecting an attitude...

Twice back from the dead: how Manchester Metrolink grew to celebrate 25 years

Greater Manchester’s Metrolink yesterday marked the 25th anniversary of the first tram arriving at Bury’s converted railway station. The system’s growth to today’s 60-mile...

Can Gorgeous George pull off another election shock in Gorton?

If the politics of the Gorton Parliamentary constituency weren't contentious enough already, enter one of the most controversial political figures of recent years -...

How steaming back to the future could benefit the economy, the environment and provide...

Irlam, cited by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) as an example of what could be in store for dozens of similar local stations if...

Manchester MP says new mayor must ensure Manchester’s voice is heard post-Brexit

Fears that the voice of Greater Manchester could be “drowned out” by London and Scotland post-Brexit have been dismissed by influential Labour MP former...

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