Portico Prize for Literature longlist celebrates books that best evoke the...

The longlist for The Portico Prize for Literature - the UK’s only award for outstanding literature that best evokes the spirit of the North...

Local poet JB Barrington delivers moving poem for male suicide awareness...

Male suicide is at an all time high. In the UK, men are three times more likely to take their own lives than women. Local...

Is this the world’s tiniest library? Spinningfields gets a birdhouse for...

Readers rejoice! What might just be the world's tiniest library has popped up in Manchester's Spinningfields - and it's incredibly cute. The size (and shape)...

Manchester Literature Festival 2019 celebrates acclaimed authors, cultural icons and original...

Now in its 14th year, the Manchester Literature Festival 2019 line-up features award-winning writers, rock musicians, and the new Poet Laureate. Authors, journalists and musicians...

Dishoom is launching a cookbook – and it includes the recipe...

It's not yet been open a year in Manchester, but Dishoom has already won over a legion of fans who can't get enough of...

Meet Emma Jane Unsworth – the woman behind Animals, the new...

Emma Jane Unsworth has just stepped off the BBC Breakfast set in Salford when we speak. “I’m just calming myself down - it’s the first...

‘It’s a proper Manchester book’: writer David Nolan on his new...

David Nolan is an award-winning author, television producer and crime reporter. He has written a dozen books including I Swear I Was There, about...

Book review: Boy Number 26 – Tommy Rhattigan’s harrowing tale of...

If you think the worst thing that could happen to a seven-year-old boy was to be lured into a house by Myra Hindley on...

Meet the man who went from part-time blogger to best-selling writer

Many people dream about making a living from writing. Not many people manage to do it. Wayne Barton did. He’s a prolific author and ghostwriter...

Manchester pioneers Alcock and Brown remembered 100 years after first non-stop...

One hundred years ago next month, a specially modified First World War Vickers Vimy bomber, an assemblage of wood, canvas and wire, dipped its...

New book reveals Britain’s best chocolate – and there’s a chapter...

Is chocolate making set to be the next big craft food trend? Andrew Baker thinks so. The demand for chocolate with high cocoa content...

Want to be a writer? This Trafford conference is here to...

Aimed at both emerging and established writers, the Northern Lights Writers’ Conference is back for a sixth year this autumn at Waterside in Sale. The...

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