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What makes Manchester so special and unique? That's easy, the beautiful people. Some were born here and some were drawn here - we ask how they have come to love Manchester

Meet the man who must have one of the best jobs...

Jason Wood is artistic director for film at Manchester’s arts hub, HOME. He is passionate about cinema and has worked at Picture House and...

Like father like son: theatre director Jake Murray comes home to...

Jake Murray is no stranger to the Manchester theatre scene. His father Braham was one of the founding artistic directors of the Royal Exchange Theatre...

‘We just keep doing what we love to do’: Northern Uproar...

Northern Uproar are a band that certainly lives up to their name. They have a passion for melodies, hooks and brilliant live performances. The nineties...

Meet the new wave of urban artists coming out of Manchester’s...

Music's always been at the heart of the 0161. Our history proves that. From the heady rock 'n' roll peak of the Smiths, the...

Meet the man who is creating a buzz on the Manchester boxing...

Charlie Schofield is creating a bit of a buzz on the Manchester boxing scene. The Droylsden light-heavyweight turned pro in late 2014 and currently boasts a...

Meet the Manchester actor who went from a school Shakespeare trip...

Chris Jack has worked with Manchester theatre company Monkeywood, walked the cobbles of Coronation Street playing a policeman, and has starred alongside Bruno Langley in a...

Meet the Prestwich illustrator who is drawing Manchester bees to raise...

Myroslava Coates is going to be a busy bee on May 22 - the first anniversary of the Arena terror attack. The Prestwich illustrator, also...

The joys of working with autistic children – and what they...

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. There is no cure for autism. It’s not a disease but a lifelong developmental disability which affects...

Meet the local entrepreneur behind the first women-only tour operator in...

Manchester entrepreneur Mel Stephens has been busy globetrotting since the age of 18. She's made regular trips to Canada, North and South America, Australia,...

‘A story that needed to be told’: the bittersweet history of...

Helen Tse and her twin sister Lisa have run the Sweet Mandarin restaurant since 2004. It was voted Best Local Chinese Restaurant on Gordon Ramsay’s...

Meet the man who went from Corrie to The Full Monty...

You may remember actor Rupert Hill from Coronation Street where he played Jamie Baldwin. Since leaving the show in 2008, he has appeared in many...

These are the north’s most influential people in hospitality for 2018

Long established names and nine new entries make up the North of England’s hospitality power list for 2018, which covers 216 brands, 1194 sites and over...