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

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...

Monster Trucks are coming to Manchester – how to get tickets

Attention, petrolheads! With names like Tiger Shark, Bigfoot, V8 Bomber and Bone Shaker, they’re the Monster Trucks… and they’re roaring our way. Next January the...

16-18 year olds to get free bus travel in Greater Manchester

Young people aged 16-18 across Greater Manchester have been invited to apply for free bus travel when the Our Pass travel card comes into...

Greater Manchester Bee Network to reach 1,800 miles as cycling and walking schemes grow

One year on from its launch as the UK’s largest biggest cycling and walking network, Greater Manchester’s Bee Network is set to get a...

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