People

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

Trafford’s answer to Frank Sinatra is a man of many talents

Wayne Devlin is a man of many talents. He's no stranger to the screen, having had small roles in Peaky Blinders, Citizen Khan, Happy Valley,...

Six months since the Manchester Arena bomb and we are still...

It's six months today since the Manchester terror attack when twenty two people lost their lives. On 22nd May a bomb was detonated at an...

Meet the people behind south Manchester DJ collective Peek a Groove

Manchester DJ collective Peek a Groove are celebrating their first birthday on Saturday 9th December with an all-day charity fundraiser event at Dulcimer, their...

Manchester’s vegan food revolution and the people behind it

Manchester wasn't just the birthplace of the modern vegetarianism movement as we know it today. It could well be the birthplace of a vegan food...

How a Salford teenager’s play influenced everything from Coronation Street to...

On 27 May 1958, Shelagh Delaney’s debut play A Taste of Honey premiered at Theatre Royal, Stratford East. A down-to-earth and moving story of a...

Learn how to spot a psychopath with a little help from...

Have you ever wondered if someone you know is a psychopath? A friend? A lover? Maybe even your boss? Or perhaps you’ve even questioned yourself....

‘I’m not weird, I just like my own company’: Karl Pilkington...

Karl Pilkington never set out to be a TV star. He has Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant to blame for his current predicament. Karl...

Meet the woman who went from volunteering in Manchester to fighting...

World Humanitarian Day on Saturday 19 August celebrates the work of aid workers across the globe. Ordinary people doing extraordinary things in some of the...

Manchester Worker Bee: 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...

Boxer Anthony Crolla enjoys home comforts before jetting to LA for...

He will soon be jetting to Los Angeles to prepare for his next big bout - but for boxer Anthony Crolla it was all...

Not just bums on seats: meet the man who puts the...

Ever looked at an old piece of furniture and felt overwhelmed by childhood memories? Simion Hawtin-Smith is a bespoke upholsterer and vintage chair specialist who...

Meet the door-to-door poet collecting stories of the Bridgewater Canal

You've probably had a door-to-door salesman (or woman) knock on your front door at least once in your life. But what about a door-to-door poet? Rowan...

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