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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Manchester actor Peter Ash on playing Corrie’s Paul Foreman – and...

Moston actor Peter Ash is well known locally for his stage work. You may remember him as Darius Fry in the hit TV show...

New Netflix drama The Stranger will start filming in Manchester in...

We’re no strangers to seeing film and TV crews taking up residence on the streets of Manchester, and today it was announced a new...

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...

The Manchester mum set to make first £1 million after setting...

Manc mum-of-two Michelle Potts is on course to make her first million with her innovative online fashion business, Boutique Babez. Michelle, 29, from Denton, started...

Meet the woman behind the first 100% vegan pub kitchen in...

Which pub serves up homemade tacos for breakfast followed by an enormous vegan Sunday roast with all the trimmings? Mexican meets traditional English may sound...

No Offence star Saira Choudhry on life after Corrie and why...

Saira Choudhry’s back as PC Tegan Thompson in the third series of No Offence, and already has Hollyoaks and Coronation Street on her CV....

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...

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