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...

New Manchester mayor Burnham has to learn to do something he’s...

New mayor Andy Burnham, elected on a disappointing 28.9 per cent turnout, is in uncharted territory. We all are. But in addition to learning...

This Wigan pub has been crowned the best in Greater Manchester

A rail-themed watering hole next to Wigan North Western station has been named CAMRA’s Greater Manchester pub of the year. Wigan Central, which opened in...

Manchester families invited to welcome Chinese children into their homes this...

Families in Manchester are being invited to welcome Chinese students into their homes as 1,000 young people visit this summer to learn about life in...

Zombie flashmobs spook shoppers across Gtr Manchester

Shoppers were spooked by zombies who took over Manchester city centre, Wigan and Salford over the weekend. The living dead were warning people of the...

Greater Manchester Bee Network to reach 1,800 miles as cycling and...

One year on from its launch as the UK’s largest biggest cycling and walking network, Greater Manchester’s Bee Network is set to get a...

VOTES FOR VINNY: seven-week-old fox cub urges Mancunians to reject repeal...

Vinny the Fox stopped off in Manchester today on his Battle Bus tour of Great Britain. The seven-week-old fox - no relation to Megan - is...

Fun ways to get fit in Manchester from circus skills and...

We’re a predictable lot. No sooner has New Year chimed than thoughts invariably turn to our physical state with promises made that this is...

Does Manchester’s first elected mayor need Westminster experience?

Bookies' favourite at odds of 1/6, Andy Burnham played the Westminster card as the three main candidates in the race to become Greater Manchester's...

The Northern Soul scene is bigger than ever – 46 years...

It's almost 46 years since Russ Winstanley booked Wigan Casino for its first Northern Soul all-nighter. On Sunday 23rd September 1973, the faithful paid...

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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