Stockport’s Winter’s clock has been restored to his former glory

Stockport’s Winter’s iconic clock is now chiming again after a sensitive restoration has given it a new lease of life. The original clock was manufactured...

Manchester takes next graphene-enhanced leap

Advanced manufacturing experts from Manchester have revealed what human life in space could look like – with a graphene-enhanced space habitat developed to meet...

Fill the Irwell with sweets and let the Bev Craig era begin

The election this week of Bev Craig to become the new leader of Manchester city council marked a historic day for the city. On...

Manchester welcomes Little Amal for the culmination of The Walk

Manchester International Festival will stage the finale event of The Walk, on Wednesday 3 November, the culmination of the extraordinary journey from Gaziantep in...

New artwork is unveiled as Manchester poet Argh Kid teams up with primary school...

In celebration of National Poetry Day (Thursday 7th October) a colourful new artwork has been unveiled in Manchester featuring the words of Longsight-born wordsmith...

Do you speak Manc,Lancs,Wigan or posh?

The debate as to whether we are Mancunians or Lancastrians has rumbled on for decades – but new research suggests that locals think there...

First World War poppies to go on permenant display in Manchester

Following the success of Poppies: Wave and Weeping Window, which toured to IWM London and IWM North in 2018 to mark the end of the...

Migration: a human story – new interventions staged at People’s History Museum

A two year programme focused on exploring migration at People’s History Museum is reaching its climax this autumn with a series of interventions staged throughout the national museum of...

A tour of the places where the music happened from Science and Industry Museum

Manchester is famous for many things – Coronation Street, football and rain. But above all, it’s known for its musical roots, setting countless iconic...

Was Ewan MacColl spying on his mates for Special Branch?

2016, and I’m interviewing the late musician and musicologist CP Lee. The subject of Ewan MacColl comes up, whereupon the air turns suddenly blue....