Victor’s Blues

Victor Brox has few regrets in his life but one back in September 1970 holds in his mind. “If only we had insisted on...

From Eastern Poland to Manchester

Guest writer Frank Pleszak  has written a book about his father's unbelievable journey from eastern Poland to Manchester and shares his thoughts with About Manchester I...

Animated poem to celebrate  Manchester’s innovation

Alliance Manchester Business School, in partnership with critically acclaimed performance poet and writer Tony Walsh (also known as Longfella), has today unveiled a poem...

The man who brings Manchester’s ghost buildings back to life.

Beech Holdings boss Stephen Beech transforms empty tired and unloved city centre buildings into high-end apartments for young professionals and students. Aged just seven, Stephen...

A shot in the arm for Manchester’s railways

April 1st saw the launch of two new rail services across Manchester and the North of England, Arriva Rail North Ltd and First TransPennine...

Guilty Pleasures of Opium-

Life for De Quincey was either angels ascending on vaults of cloud or vagrants shivering on the city streets.' Thomas De Quincey - opium-eater,...

Ivan Levinstein-Manchester’s Chemical giant

One hundred years ago this month, the death was announced of Sir Ivan Levinstein at his home in Hale at the age of seventy...

Changing lives: Discovering Gaskell’s home drives teacher’s stroke recovery

Mancunian teacher Nicholas Duffy was left with no feeling on his left-hand-side after a stroke in January 2014.  “I was unable to focus or concentrate...

Billy Whizz sets Droylsden alight 

"Playing Professional Football was always my ultimate goal" Billy Hesler Cregg is certainly getting there and anyone that has been watching the Bloods since he...

Manchester to get its first statue of a women in over 100 years

Emile Pankhurst is set to be honoured with a statue in Manchester after the results of a public vote were announced today. Mrs Pankhurst won...

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