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Psychic medium investigates “haunted” stretch of M6 motorway

Hardly a day goes by without some kind of incident - all too often fatal - on the M6 motorway in Cheshire. It's the main...

Manchester in pictures: one photographer’s visual record of the built environment

What makes our city? What defines Manchester? Many would say the people: strong, generous, industrious, funny and proud. United in their love for the...

Peterloo: an event that paved the way for modern capitalism

Next year is Peterloo 200. The Peterloo Massacre of 16 August 1819 wasn't just one of the defining moments in Manchester history. It is the single...

UK premiere of Mike Leigh’s film Peterloo to be held in...

Manchester arts centre HOME will host the UK premiere of Mike Leigh's eagerly awaited film Peterloo, with the director and members of the cast in...

Two more Manchester locations named amongst most important in country by...

Manchester has a history of protest and progress - from political marches and The Anti-Corn Law League to the suffragettes and graphene. So it's no...

The 50 best and worst modern buildings in Manchester, according to...

Aidan O’Rourke has been documenting Manchester in photographs and words since 1996. Passionate about photography, Aidan has his own website and used to contribute a regular...

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...

Did Alan Turing really commit suicide – or was he killed?

Today is the 70th anniversary of the birth of the world’s first stored program digital computer, which was designed and built at The University...

Shattering the myth of the 1996 IRA Manchester bomb

Manchester is one of the most successful and dynamic cities in Europe and second only to London in the UK. Jeremy Clarkson recently named...

Two locations in Greater Manchester named in top ten most important...

The Castlefield Canal Basin and the Rochdale Pioneers Shop have been named in the top ten most important historic places in England. They were chosen by...

2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the TUC. What can we...

In 1968, the Trades Union Congress was exactly a hundred years old. The first meeting - a bringing-together of representatives of different trades to...

Get on your soapbox: All Saints Park to get its own...

This year marks the 100th anniversary of The Representation of the People’s Act - a law that reformed the electoral system in Great Britain. It's also...

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