Improvements but Manchester is still lagging behinds says latest State of the City report

Manchester remains a place where people want to live, work and invest, as well as visit. However, as in previous reports, there is no...

Historic clogs return home to Manchester

A pair of clogs, dating back to the nineteenth century and loaned to children that attended the Charter Street Ragged School in Manchester, have...

Magic, Witches & Devils at The John Rylands Library

Ghosts, witches, sorcerers and demons: our fascination with the supernatural stretches back centuries.  European Christians felt threatened by demons thinking that such creatures were given...

“I don’t think I ever grieved properly

A new documentary to be broadcast by the BBC follows former Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand on an intensely personal journey as he explores...

75 years of Ringway

On Saturday June 25th 1938, Ringway Airport was officially opened by an air display from the Royal Air Force by the command of Sir...

Can you break the code and find Alan Turing’s buried treasure?

A new fiendishly-challenging online brain-teaser, featuring cryptic clues, has been launched by mathematicians at The University of Manchester. The online cryptography competition has...

Could we end up with nobody to power the “Powerhouse”

The “Northern Powerhouse” project has received large investments, but money only goes so far. With a steady stream of skill leaving, we might end...

Bill’s Gin and other stories

Bill Collinson, the man behind Bill's Restaurant on John Dalton Street has been in Manchester this week as the chain launches its summer menu...

Celebrating 100 years of Manchester born Anthony Burgess

Anthony Burgess would have celebrated his 100th birthday on 25 February 2017.  As part of the centenary celebrations, The Manchester based International Anthony Burgess Foundation...

‘Lost’ photographs of LS Lowry to go on display at The Lowry on Saturday

Rare photographs of LS Lowry - ‘lost’ in the attic of a celebrated photographer for more than 50 years - are to go on...