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Susan's a writer and interviewer who loves everything to do with entertainment, food and travel.

Inside Brunswick Mill Studios: the creative hub where Manchester’s top musicians meet and share...

It’s only lunchtime on a Monday, but I’m greeted by the sound of drumming as I walk through the brightly graffitied gate of Brunswick...

How ex-Manchester detective and whistle-blower Maggie Oliver is still helping victims of abuse

If anyone deserves to publish a memoir, it’s Maggie Oliver. She's the former police officer who resigned from her job at Greater Manchester Police in...

Inside Street Urchin: the new independent English diner causing a buzz in Ancoats

Street Urchin is a new English market diner that opened on Great Ancoats Street a couple of weeks ago with very little fanfare -...

Everything you need to know about Brassic – new TV show filmed in Manchester...

The trailer for Brassic, Sky’s new show written by Manchester’s Danny Brocklehurst and starring Joseph Gilgun and Michelle Keegan, has just dropped.  Filming took place...

Danny Boyle on Manchester, working with Richard Curtis, and why his new film Yesterday...

Yesterday is a joyous romantic comedy written by the master of the genre, Richard Curtis, and directed by Danny Boyle. It might seem unexpected for...

Where to spend the long summer evenings in Manchester

The summer weather may have been a little changeable this year to say the least, but it's finally hotting up. Here's just a few ideas...

The best sunny spots in Manchester where you can actually get a seat

When the sun shines down on Manchester, everyone makes a beeline for the nearest beer garden, which means it can be tough to find...

Manchester’s best hotel bars for drinking in style

Manchester’s hotel scene is thriving - but it’s not all about rain showers, marshmallow beds and designer toiletries. Very much a focal point of...

Maxine Peake on her 25-year career, her new film and why it’s important to...

In a world where everyone feels the urge to self-edit, Maxine Peake is a maverick. Just as she’s fearless in her choice of roles,...

Wholesome Junkies have brought vegan fast food to the Arndale Market – founder Chelsea...

The Arndale Market is the go-to place for foodies these days, with an array of stalls offering a huge variety of cuisines. One of...

Where is Years and Years filmed in Manchester? TV location manager reveals all

James Muirhead has been a location manager for three decades, so there isn’t much that fazes him at this stage. But Years and Years,...

Amazon opens its first Clicks and Mortar pop-up shop in Manchester

It’s no secret the high street is struggling with a worryingly large number of retailers announcing closures. This is partly because of the rise...

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