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...

Celebrating 100 years of Manchester born Anthony Burgess

Anthony Burgess would have celebrated his 100th birthday on 25 February 2017.  As part of the centenary celebrations, The Manchester based International Anthony Burgess Foundation...

Early Burgess on show at Central Library in new Exhibition

A new exhibition charting Anthony Burgess's early years in Manchester has opened. Manchester Made Me follows the writer's early years in the city from the...

“I don’t think I ever grieved properly

A new documentary to be broadcast by the BBC follows former Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand on an intensely personal journey as he explores...

Cash boost for Peel Park

Salford's oldest park has been given an new year funding boost. Salford City Council has successfully bid for £54,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and...

Matthew Darbyshire: An Exhibition for Modern Living at Manchester Art Gallery

Darbyshire’s largest solo exhibition to date will include ten of his large-scale environments from the last decade and new sculptural works for the Gallery’s...

Could we end up with nobody to power the “Powerhouse”

The “Northern Powerhouse” project has received large investments, but money only goes so far. With a steady stream of skill leaving, we might end...

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...

‘Lost’ photographs of LS Lowry to go on display at The Lowry on Saturday

Rare photographs of LS Lowry - ‘lost’ in the attic of a celebrated photographer for more than 50 years - are to go on...

The story of the 1949 Saddleworth air crash

The 1949 air crash of  DC-3 above Dovestone's Reservoir has been in the news in recent days over speculation that a man found dead...