Manchester to London in 26 mins

Hyperloop One, the firm hoping to build Elon Musk 760mph 'floating pods', has revealed a shortlist of routes in Europe and three are in...

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...

100 years ago in Manchester

The raising of tobacco prices in Manchester before dealers had exhausted stocks upon which the extra duty had not been paid, was causing consternation...

Chernobyl is open for virtual visits

It’s almost 30 years since the Chernobyl disaster (26th April 1986), and Manchester is marking the anniversary this month with a special free event...

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...

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...

Photographer celebrating Manchester’s independent music

A PHOTOGRAPHY graduate is aiming to record the city’s thriving independent scheme – and has launched a Kickstarter to fund the ambitious project. Chris Extance...

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...

£2.2 million bill for urgent repairs to the Manchester Town Hall

Manchester Town Hall is facing a bill of £2.2m for refurbishment according to a report due to go to the Council's executive committee this...

100 years ago in Manchester.

The end is not in sight was the message from King George.More men and yet more are wanted to keep my armies in the...