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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

“2020 will be the year of the Northern Powerhouse” says new...

2020 will be the year of the Northern Powerhouse, government minister Jake Berry has pledged. The start of the new decade marked “a bold new...

A dinosaur tram has appeared on the Manchester Metrolink network

A special dinosaur tram has appeared on the Metrolink network ahead of Dippy the Diplodocus coming to Greater Manchester next month. The Natural History Museum’s​...

Northern trains under fierce criticism – but change could be on...

Leading politicians from across the north of England have demanded that the government fix the worst rail bottleneck in the country – the congested...

This Manchester newcomer has been voted one of the best luxury...

It's only been open since November, but Manchester's Stock Exchange Hotel has just been chosen as one of best new luxury hotels in the...

The 50 most read Manchester stories in 2019

Here's another chance to read some of our top stories of 2019. By 'top' we mean our most viewed stories of the year plus a...

Revealed: start date for new £350 million Metrolink line

Trams to the Trafford Centre will start running in April – seven months ahead of schedule. The formal announcement of the start date - subject...

Jeremy Clarkson sings the praises of the Manchester hotel where he...

Let's be honest. It’s not been a great few days for blokes called Jeremy. But there's another famous Jeremy who also happens to have a...

This five star hotel is offering a luxury festive afternoon tea...

The Lowry Hotel, which has recently undergone a glamorous new makeover, has always been a top spot for special occasions. Warm terracotta hues are now...

This boutique Manchester hotel is hosting a glitter party on New...

Still not decided what you're doing on New Year's Eve this year? Say goodbye to 2019 and start 2020 as you mean to go on...

A real life elf is roaming Manchester giving out Christmas treats

You’ve all heard of Elf on the Shelf. Over the past few years, it’s become quite the phenomenon, with over 12 million families buying...

Say goodbye Virgin Trains and hello Avanti West Coast

If you're travelling from Manchester to London or Glasgow or Birmingham or anywhere on the West Coast main line any time soon, you might...

24 hours on First Street: discover Manchester’s buzzing new neighbourhood

A Michelin recommended fine dining experience or 10p chicken wings? A relaxing aromatic steam room or crazy golf? A steakhouse or a plant based...

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