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

Food, drink and shopping hub Hatch is set to treble in size this summer...

Manchester city centre’s most off-the-wall food, drink and retail destination is set to more than treble in size next month.  Hatch, hunkered under the Mancunian...

Manchester pioneers Alcock and Brown remembered 100 years after first non-stop transatlantic flight

One hundred years ago next month, a specially modified First World War Vickers Vimy bomber, an assemblage of wood, canvas and wire, dipped its...

This is the place: why Bramhall is buzzing

They may have taken Bramhall out of Cheshire in 1974 and lumped it in Greater Manchester as part of Stockport. But you’ll never take...

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...

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