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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

Timothy Spall on playing Lowry, filming in Stockport, and why his...

Fresh from playing artist JMW Turner for Mike Leigh in 2014's Mr Turner, actor Timothy Spall has picked up the paintbrushes again to play...

Festival of Manchester returns to Platt Fields Park this weekend

Now entering its second year, the Festival of Manchester celebrates the many diverse cultures that make Manchester the wonderful city that it is. After all,...

Manchester Pride Parade in pictures as the city celebrates in glorious...

Thousands of people lined the streets of Manchester in glorious sunshine to cheer on and celebrate this year's Manchester Pride Parade. The 2019 parade is...

Manchester Worker Bee: Dr Jessicarr Moorhouse, physical activity champion for NW...

Through her brand TRIBE.MCR, Dr Jessicarr Moorhouse promotes a holistic attitude to health and wellness, factoring in mental and social benefits as well as...

Joe Gilgun on Brassic, being bipolar, and why he loves Dominic...

Joe Gilgun is a force of nature when he bursts into the room following the Manchester premiere of his new show Brassic. “I’m so...

This is the place: why Wigan is the happiest town in...

The people of Wigan are regularly named the happiest people in Greater Manchester. So what’s all the fuss about? First of all, let’s think of...

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...

Spinningfields opens special ‘phone lane’ for texting pedestrians

We're all guilty of it, and yet, isn't it so annoying when someone nearly walks into you because they're too busy looking at their...

Gary Neville and Class of 92 have set up a university...

The first students at the new "game-changing" university, set up by Manchester United's legendary Class of 92, will begin their degree courses next month. University...

Meet the woman behind one of Manchester’s most popular handcrafted-stationery makers

Grace Sherriff is the brains behind Norma&Dorothy, one of the most popular hand-crafted stationery makers in Manchester, with almost 9,000 followers on Instagram. Founded by...

This is the place: Didsbury Village has a tight-knit community feel...

It's Manchester, Jim, but not as we know it. With its wide, tree-lined streets and big Victorian houses, the leafy suburb of Didsbury is one...

This dancehall group love Manchester’s Metrolink so much they wrote a...

We might like to have a good moan about the Metrolink from time to time, but when all's said and done it's actually alright. Jamaican...

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