In Memoriam Sir John Zochonis

A memorial service for Sir John Zochonis, who died peacefully in hospital in November at the age of 84, will be held at Manchester...

Local historian launches his first book

A new book by a Trafford historian will transport readers back to the times of the Wars of the Roses in an England...

The adventures of Annie Wilde

It is February 1918, and after several decades of protest and four years of bloody war Parliament is poised to grant what the suffragettes...

RIP Paul Goggins

Tributes have been flooding in for the former Home Office minister and Labour MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East! Paul Goggins who died...

Beswick to commemorate Manchester’s first women channel swimmer

The first women to swim the English Channel is to have a street named after her in East Manchester. Sunny Lowry's name is to be...

Manchester seems like a place of the dead said Lowry

Two letters up for auction in London tomorrow night suggest that the painter LS Lowry may not have always been Manchester's greatest fan. The two...

Welcome Bishop Walker

Manchester has a new Bishop it might have escaped your notice. The Right Reverend David Walker was enthroned as the 12th Bishop of Manchester at...

Lutyens Masterpiece to become Gotham Hotel

With the news that The Bespoke Hotel Group has announced plans to develop Edwin Lutyens 1930's Art Deco masterpiece on King Street this week,...

John Kay a misunderstood legacy

The wonderfully simple invention of a the man who with a bit of string and two pickers actuating a fly shuttle, quadrupled the power...

Campaign underway to immortalise Arkwright

A campaign to commemorate one of the fathers of the industrial revolution is underway in his birthplace in Preston. Sir Richard Arkwright, born in 1732...

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