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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

How to find your soulmate in Manchester in the digital age 

Manchester might have the highest concentration of single people in the whole of the UK, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we’re all getting lucky. Last...

RIP Pete Shelley: Buzzcocks founder and punk pioneer

The untimely death of Pete Shelley, co-founder and mostly lead singer of Buzzcocks, is very sad news for Manchester. Let's not forget that Buzzcocks (never...

Why I want to donate my wedding dress to a terminally-ill...

For many people it is a tradition to keep your wedding dress. Traditionally, they were kept to be made into a christening gown for...

Boxing champ Tyson Fury pledges £8 million purse to poor and...

Manchester boxer Tyson Fury, who promised to donate his entire £8 million purse to the poor and homeless - win or lose – before...

Award-winning Manchester bartender is one of the best in the world

Bartender Joe Schofield is coming back to Manchester to open his own cocktail bar - and he’s bringing his international awards with him Starting out...

Over half of Manchester’s singles haven’t been on a date in...

Over half of single Mancunians haven’t been on a date in over a year - and half of them have been single for more...

DJ Justin Robertson on 30 years of Manchester music and his...

In a career spanning almost 30 years, DJ and producer Justin Robertson has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry. But...

What goes on behind the scenes at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre?

Housed inside a stunning Grade II listed building, the Royal Exchange is the country’s largest theatre-in-the-round, with a 360 degree performance space that allows every...

The Salford Makers encouraging creativity in the community

It’s been over 20 years since I’ve attempted any sort of creative endeavour, so I have to admit it’s with a little trepidation that...

Dr John Cooper Clarke on meat and potato pies – and...

Dr John Cooper Clarke rose to fame as a ‘people’s poet’ in the 1970s, touring with bands like the Sex Pistols, The Clash, and Siouxsie...

12 Questions for Manchester Bees: Chris Smalling, professional footballer

Chris Smalling is one of Manchester United’s longest serving current players. He has achieved more than most at his age, having played for United...

Meet the Mancunian whose hilarious ice skating video went viral

Going viral used to be a term reserved for brands and celebrities who’s online antics received lots of attention from the public. But now,...

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