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

The River Restaurant at The Lowry Hotel has a new chef and a new...

When Sir Rocco Forte launched his five-star Lowry Hotel on the Salford bank of the River Irwell in 2001 it naturally looked over the...

Sam’s jams: Chop House to stage regular music gigs – and you’re invited

The venerable timbers of Sam’s Chop House will be shaking to the rafters when the Victorian bar and restaurant stages the first of its...

This modern Manchester orchestra is using music to bring positive change – with a...

Manchester Camerata, described by The Times as “probably Britain’s most adventurous orchestra”, will continue to redefine what an orchestra can do during the 2019...

Alan Turing voted greatest person of the 20th century in BBC TV poll

Mathematical genius Alan Turing, whose massive scientific achievements were airbrushed from history following his apparent suicide, has been named Icon of the 20th Century. The...

A new fine dining experience is coming to King Street promising a Tast like...

A new fine dining gastronomic experience is to be unveiled in Manchester at Tast Cuina Catalana in February. Enxaneta is opening on the second...

Metrolink expansion could see services reach Stockport, Wigan, Bolton, Marple and Glossop

Metrolink is set for a second “Big Bang” expansion that will see services reaching Stockport, Wigan, Bolton, Marple, Glossop, Hazel Grove, Hale and even...
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New film celebrates inspirational Great Manchester Run stories – and features a poem by...

A new film featuring runners and well-known Manchester faces reciting the inspirational words of Tony Walsh’s poem Do Something has been launched ahead of...

This new indoor bike park will bring family friendly fitness and fun to the...

A new indoor bike park, bringing family-friendly fitness and fun to Manchester city centre, is opening at Mayfield in February. The Dirt Factory Pop-Up is...

Is this the best fish and seafood restaurant in Manchester?

You might expect to find a restaurant called The Oystercatcher in places like Anglesey, surfin’ Polzeath in Cornwall or on the shores of Loch...

At risk: the Manchester theatres in danger of redevelopment or demolition

Greater Manchester's theatres are steeped in history. But five of them, with links to cultural giants such as novelist Charles Dickens, actor Sir Henry...

First taste of new Chinese restaurant No 8 in Genting Casino

Welcome to No 8, Manchester’s newest Asian restaurant on the edge of the city’s Chinatown. It’s a restaurant like no other. Sitting alongside the gaming...

We Love MCR Emergency Fund makes final call for donations

The We Love MCR Emergency fund, set up to distribute money raised for those affected by the terror bomb attack on Ariana Grande concert...

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