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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 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...

Who run the world? 22 influential women putting Manchester on the...

Manchester's women have a formidable reputation for smashing glass ceilings and changing the course of history. Our city has been home to the likes of...

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...

What makes the perfect pie? We went to the British Pie...

Everyone loves a pie. The average Brit eats a whopping 2,160 pies over their adult lifetime, according to a recent study - that's 36 a...

Remembering Craig Bieszke: Manchester pays tribute to twin who was “life...

Tributes have poured in after the sudden death of Manchester's Craig Bieske, who friends have affectionately hailed the "life and soul of every party". Model...

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...

10 year-old Salford boy gets his hair cut for the first...

When Sonny Roberts was seven years-old back in 2016, he decided he wanted do something to help children in need. The decision he made was...

Meet the Manchester dad who makes amazing robots from old hoovers,...

Mancunian Mark Haig has turned his childhood love for robots into an incredible business turning old hoovers, TVs, scrap metal and all kinds of...

Manchester remembers Dianne Oxberry at poignant Cathedral memorial service

A memorial event celebrating the extraordinary life of BBC presenter Dianne Oxberry at Manchester Cathedral was filled with music, laughter and tears. Hundreds of Dianne's...

Five inspiring moments from the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run that will warm...

Experience a running event like no other on Sunday 19 May and remember, no matter how you get to the start line, do something...

Former boxer Eddie Smith fought 45 times – his latest challenge...

It took rare courage to step into a boxing ring at just two days notice to take on the formidable Nigel Benn on his...

Interview with Alan Partridge about his return to TV with new...

It’s 25 years since Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge debuted on screen, a talk show that infamously ended when the host shot...

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