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According to STEAM figures, tourism generates £7.5bn to the economy of Greater Manchester. That’s why occupancy levels of hotels in Manchester average 98%, especially at weekends and/or when there’s a big concert in town – like Simply Red at the Manchester Arena or a big football match like Manchester United v Man City. More and more hotels are opening to meet such high demand for rooms

Manchester Airport pick-up and drop-off charges: everything you need to know

Manchester Airport has responded to a video of a frustrated passenger in the pick-up area at Terminal 3 which went viral on social media, signalling...

Below the Manchester nightclub that has hidden luxury bedrooms in its...

Manchester Hall is one of the most recognisable yet secret buildings in town. Originally The Freemasons Hall, it opened back in 1929 as the home...

Andy Burnham announces plan for an integrated, modern and accessible public...

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has launched Our Network, his ambitious ten-year plan to create an integrated, modern and accessible public transport system. He outlined...

Drone footage captures progress on new Metrolink line to Trafford Centre

Progress on Metrolink's long-awaited link to the Trafford Centre has passed a major milestone with the completion of vital new sidings and overhead lines...

Why aren’t dogs allowed on the Manchester Metrolink? 

I made two very different trips recently. The first was flying from Ibiza to Manchester Airport. The second was from my home in south Manchester...

Here’s the 10 best places for amazing afternoon tea in Manchester

We’re just about starting one of the most exciting weeks of the year. No, forget all that football malarkey. I’m talking Afternoon Tea Week. It...

Off the rails: Northern begins retiring its Pacer trains

Northern finally began withdrawing its decrepit Pacer trains – dubbed “not so much rolling stock as a laughing stock” – from Greater Manchester’s tracks...

10 wonderful wedding venues in Manchester city centre

Christmas a magical time of year. It’s also the busiest time of year for marriage proposals. According to Bridebook.co.uk, around 100,000 couples are thought...

Manchester Airport passengers can now refill water bottles for free at...

Manchester Airport has signed up to a national scheme called Refill, which means that passengers can refill their water bottles at any of the...

Sneak preview of Neville and Giggs’ new Stock Exchange Hotel opening...

The eagerly-awaited Stock Exchange Hotel will open in Manchester on 15th November 2019 as a member of Relais & Châteaux, an association of 580...

The best places in Manchester for a buzzin’ summer BBQ

We love summer in Manchester. Our city might not always be basking in blue skies and sunshine but, according to a recent BBC weather...

Crafty Metrolink fare dodgers shame the city

It took ten years of political wrangling, more than £1 billion to build and is the envy of towns and cities all over the...

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