A celebration of Oldham’s Union Street

A new exhibition opening in Oldham tomorrow will celebrate the history of Union Street. The street was first laid out in the early 1800s as...

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival comes of age

Former Hacienda DJ Dave Haslam and Manchester DJ collective Disco Mums will be joining SImon Amstell, Kevin Rowland, George Monibot, Martin Parr, John Shuttleworth...

John Dalton – A Cumbrian Philosopher

A new book on John Dalton, celebrated chemist and propounder of the atomic theory, has been published. Dr. Tom Smith tells the story of the...

Help to clear the Bollin valley of invading plants

A campaign to clear clumps of toxic and destructive non-native weeds which are threatening to ruin the River Bollin's eco-system has been launched. The...

New maps reveal the shape of old Lancashire

A historical atlas which shows Lancashire in its original form, has been published online for the first time. The atlas, features counties no longer in...

Three Wine men head for Manchester

The three biggest personalities in the wine world are heading to Manchester for the first weekend in July, hosting a summer tasting extravaganza at...

A story of love, loss and great courage at Quarry Bank Mill

Tales of conflict are to be retold using the words and belongings of those who lived and died during the First World War. Quarry...

Cotton, Brazil and Manchester

With the 2014 Football World Cup starting in Brazil, About Manchester takes a look at the region's connections with the South America Country. In a...

Manchester on target to fail on climate change action in Half Time report

Manchester is scheduled to fall well short of its target for reducing carbon emissions according to a report out from its monitoring group. Manchester, a...

The Sleeping Green Between

Inspired by the little known story of a First World War soldier, an intricately designed textile artwork containing almost 200 hand-stitched crosses is to...

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