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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

Extraordinary new Peterloo website recreates Manchester in 1819 to mark 200...

A new website has created in extraordinary 3D detail the events and legacy of the Peterloo Massacre 200 years ago - to enable a...

21 small Manchester charities that need your help

It's Small Charity Week. Small Charity Week celebrates and raises awareness of the essential work of the UK’s small charity sector who make an invaluable...

Forty years a red: meet Greater Manchester’s biggest football fan

Stuart Roy Clarke has been taking photographs of the beautiful game since 1989. But they’re not the kind of photographs you see in the...

Huge regional language project will celebrate Greater Manchester’s rich tapestry of...

Do you call a flat roll a barm, a barmcake, a teacake or a muffin? You might not think it's an important question, but linguists...

Meet the local butcher who’s officially making the best pork pies...

"This is something very special. I’m sure it doesn’t happen very often!" beams John Mettrick, the man behind JW Mettrick & Son family-run butchers...

How Manchester Storm reformed and made the city fall in love...

In 1996, when I was 12, I used to go to Manchester city centre on Saturday evenings to join 17,000 others who would pack out the...

Cycle for a good cause this summer with Manchester to Blackpool...

This summer, Mancunians are encouraged to get on their bikes for charity with the annual Manchester to Blackpool and Manchester 100 charity cycle rides. Taking place...

Let them eat cake: where to get some of the best...

March 28th is National Black Forest Cake (aka Black Forest gateau) Day. Yes! Another excuse to eat cake. We're not short of bakeries and cake shops...

From a pad thai cart to a multi-million restaurant empire –...

Owner and chef director at Chaophraya and Thaikhun respectively, Kim Kaewkraikhot is truly an inspiration. She may not have had the easiest start in life...

Kala kickstarter begins tonight as Gary Usher bids to crowdfund £100k...

Chef Gary Usher will start his latest crowdfunding appeal tonight in a bid to raise £100,000 needed to keep his new Manchester restaurant Kala...

Manchester music store Forsyth to give away 200 free music lessons

Deansgate music store Forsyth is offering free music lessons during national Learn to Play Day weekend next month. Lessons are available on piano, voice, and...

Salford lad’s lad James ‘Shinny’ Davenport opens up about anxiety on...

Salford lad James Davenport - also known as Shinny - is a local star who speaks his mind. And not just because it's World...

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