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Manchester has a unique community spirit. There's a real sense of civic pride, a feeling that brings with it resilience and defiance. Above all, we are wonderful, friendly people who unite when we have to

12 Questions for Manchester Bees: Jamie Moore, trainer and former professional...

Former British, Irish, Commonwealth and European light middleweight champion Jamie Moore claims that he always knew he was going to become a boxer –...

From the streets to the ring: how boxing changed the life...

Adam Taylor had a rough start in life. Having had a troubled childhood, he left school early and by 15 was already working in...

12 Questions for Manchester Bees: Anthony Crolla, professional boxer

You don’t need to be into boxing to like Anthony 'Million Dollar' Crolla. I don't know much about the sport, but when I went to...

Phoenix from the flames: the gluten-free Salford brewery that’s going places

Rik Garner is one of Manchester's craft beer pioneers. He jokes that he probably liked beer from too young an age and remembers when he...

From Manchester to Ackley Bridge: meet the actor people mistake for...

Series Two of Grange Hill meets Shameless-style Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge started last week. Manchester-born Lorraine Cheshire plays Lorraine Bird, Mandy's PA - good at her...

The week in good news: a Manchester hero, a ManVan and...

This week’s good news celebrates sustained effort. A man’s effort to bring water to Syria, a collective pub effort that led to thousands being...

The MasterChef finalist swapping planes for pans at The Rivals restaurant

Having wowed both the judges and viewers with his stunning dishes on BBC’s MasterChef, Stockport-based finalist David Crichton is stepping into the kitchen at...

Weekly pop-up food market launches in New Mills

Last week saw the launch of the first artisan food market to be held weekly in New Mills. It features local food and drink producers,...

Beckhams’ Royal Wedding outfits up for grabs in aid of Manchester...

David and Victoria Beckham are donating the outfits they wore for the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex earlier this month to...

Get creative at a breast painting workshop for women

No, this isn't another clickbait article. This is a real thing and a real experience and, despite what you may think, it's offering women...

How a heroic Manchester man is bringing water to a war...

Daniel Burke is a man on a mission. The 30 year-old from Wythenshawe has been fighting ISIS with the Kurdish militia in Syria for over...

Farewell Peter Stringfellow – the man behind the Manchester nightclub like...

The phone would ring at around 11pm. The invitation would come - one that would be impossible to refuse. Then I'd shout upstairs to...