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

Safety fears for Parklife fans if tram strike goes ahead

The planned Metrolink strike over four days next month could pose serious safety issues for concert goers to the Parklife Festival and the Etihad...

Manchester stands together to remember the Arena attack, two years on

Manchester had endured the terror of the wartime Blitz and the devastation caused by the IRA bombers in 1996. But the city's darkest hour...

Programme of 150 events will mark 200th anniversary of Peterloo Massacre

The 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre will be marked by a major programme of 150 events spanning Greater Manchester and beyond between June...

Have your say on ‘the most significant regeneration project in Manchester for a generation’

It’s time to have YOUR say on plans for Mayfield, the £1.1 billion development which will eventually encompass 30 acres centred on the new...

Student app founders pledge to help Manchester’s homeless and hungry

Founders of UniDosh, the smartphone app linking a workforce of students seeking extra cash with people and businesses who require services, have launched an...

Green Quarter cladding scandal: meet the ‘Cladiators’ battling for justice

Residents of two Manchester Green Quarter apartment blocks who won their battle to avoid a £3 million bill to replace Grenfell-type external cladding have...

English wines are on the rise – take it from Chop House expert George

There's not much George Bergier doesn't know about wine. Ever since George - now chief sommelier and wine buyer at Manchester's three Victorian Chophouses -...

High street festival celebrates Altrincham’s role in reviving UK’s high streets

Described by a national newspaper just a few years ago as “Britain’s biggest ghost town”, Altrincham is leading the revival of the UK’s high...

From Michelin star to battered bangers: Steve Pilling’s roller coaster restaurant ride

When Steve Pilling left catering college, his first job was in the kitchens of Manchester’s Midland Hotel, whose French Restaurant, with executive chef Gilbert...

Influential American business magazine sings the praises of Stockport

"American tourists who know and love Britain expect history to greet them at every turn", writes veteran travel writer Gretchen Kelly in the latest...

A produce hall full of independent food and drink outlets has opened in Stockport...

With the official opening of the Produce Hall in the town's historic Market Place, Stockport has joined the drive towards using food and drink...

An immersive Leonardo Da Vinci inspired banquet is coming to Manchester Art Gallery this...

Tickets have gone on sale to enable art lovers to 'dine with Da Vinci', first in a unique series of art-meets-food supper clubs being...

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