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Manchester literary festival celebrates homegrown talent and stories from across the...

From exploring the suffragette city on a walking tour to hosting events with influential women authors and broadcasters, this year's Manchester Literature Festival will...

New Moston neighbours’ labour of love to celebrate forgotten Manchester hero

Everybody knows about Peterloo. But how many remember the Blanketeers March of 1817, when a crowd of 25,000, including 5,000 men who intended to march to...

Mancunians encouraged to donate books to children who need them most

The benefits of childhood reading extend far beyond entertainment. From encouraging cognitive development to recent research claiming higher literacy can help reduce the risk...

Move over Madchester: Galchester celebrates the creative women of Manchester

Galchester is no ordinary magazine. It's a colourful, book-sized publication by Manchester-born student Rebecca Burgum packed with photographs, interviews and articles exploring the contribution...

Get stuck in to a second helping of The Manchester Cookbook

Anna Tebble is on a mission to find the best independent food spots in Manchester. Not just so she can indulge herself, although you...

Book review: Sonic Youth Slept On My Floor by Dave Haslam

Dave Haslam’s latest book begins with a haircut. And a very particular one at that. A twenty-odd-year-old Dave is having a close trim in...

Mancunians urged to share the gift of books to improve children’s...

The benefits of childhood reading reach far beyond entertainment. According to a recent study, reading for pleasure is more important for children's cognitive development than...

‘Manchester holds a strange power and romance’: author Joseph Knox on...

A sharp modern noir introducing troubled junior detective Aidan Waits, Joseph Knox’s hard-hitting crime debut Sirens won praise from the likes of Lee Child...

Much delayed Joy Division graphic novel to be finally published thanks...

A hand-drawn graphic novel about iconic Manchester band Joy Division has hit its 100% crowdfunder target and will be published in April. The book, written and...

Meet the man who’s writing an encyclopaedia of Manchester

As well as introducing the city’s famous sights, sounds and stories - and revealing its dark secrets - to more than 10,000 tourists a...

Manchester’s magnificent Portico Library reveals its hidden treasures

Did you know there is a Grade II listed Greek Revival-style library in the centre of Manchester you can look round for yourself? The Portico...

“This time next year I’ll be world champion again”, says Anthony...

Manchester's 'nice guy' boxing champion Anthony Crolla is well and truly on the comeback trail. Oozing confidence at the launch of his book Million Dollar...

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