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...

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 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...

Meet the man who visited all 92 football league grounds and...

When Jamie Edwards drew the grounds of Notts County and Nottingham Forest back in 2004, he had no idea that this would be the...

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...

This is the place: Manchester vigil poem to be turned into...

The poem recited by Tony Walsh at the vigil on the day after the Arena bombing is to be turned into a book to...

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...

Best-selling author who escaped Moors Murderers fell victim to child care...

Author Tommy Rhattigan, whose harrowing account of his life as a seven year-old surviving crippling poverty and brutal abuse in the slums of inner...

Let’s cook! How you can help fund an Ancoats and Northern...

The Northern Quarter and Ancoats are two of the places to go for some of the quirkiest restaurants and most innovative food in the...

Meet the man who’s been called the Scorsese of Salford

The bench, the bench by the war memorial, an eight foot, graffiti tattooed Cleopatra’s Needle of a war memorial. She is about to sit...

MancBook Review: Manchester’s Radical Mayor by Joanna M Williams

On 22nd August 1893, the Great Abel bell in Manchester's new town hall - inaugurated just short of 16 years before - tolled solemnly...

“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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