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Letter written by first suffragette to be jailed is discovered in...

A previously unseen letter from the first suffragette to be imprisoned for her part in campaigning for women’s voting rights has been found. The letter...

YouTuber finds underground city beneath the streets of Manchester

Lift up a drain cover in Manchester city centre and what do you think you will find? Your first thought might not be pleasant. But...

Roots, rock, reggae! New exhibition in Hulme celebrates Rock Against Racism

An exhibition of photos, fliers, and posters at Niamos in Hulme celebrates a day in July 1978 when forty thousand people gathered in Alexandra...

This week’s good news: garden celebrating suffragette movement opens thanks to...

A new garden has been opened at the Pankhurst Centre, the former home of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst and her family. Marking 100 years since...

Manchester celebrates RAF centenary with display of classic aircraft and concert

The RAF is celebrating its centenary this year, with events around the UK commemorating and celebrating the Royal Air Force as well as inspiring the...

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...

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