Campaign to keep the Hulton archive in Lancashire is close to succeeding

A campaign to keep a priceless Bolton archive together is well on the way to success. The Hulton archive appeal that closes at the end...

The Great Flood of 1866

One hundred and forty eight years ago this week, a disastrous flood occurred which caused widespread and terrible damage to property in both Manchester...

Rochdale’s Cooperative Trail

People will be able to discover the co-operative history behind buildings across the borough for the first time as part of a project to...

80 million bacteria sealed with a kiss

As many as 80 million bacteria are transferred during a 10 second kiss, according to research published this week. The study, published in the...

North’s economy worth billions more than Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland but is falling...

The deep and abiding challenges that the North continues to face have been made worse by both the recent recession and cuts to government...

8-year old makes gallery debut alongside Antony Gormley and Anish Kapoor in ‘exhibition of...

An exhibition that explores opposites featuring work by some of the world’s most famous artists, including Antony Gormley and Anish Kapoor, has turned that...

Schedule for Salford’s Inaugural Shelagh Delaney Day is announced

The full programme of events for the inaugural Shelagh Delaney Day on the 25th November has been announced. The day itself will feature art, theatre,...

How Ernest Rutherford, the splitter of the atom, helped us win the Great War

Manchester scientist Ernest Rutherford, famed for “splitting the atom”, also deserves better recognition for helping to pioneer a system we now know as sonar...

The Manchester Earthquake of 1852

One hundred and sixty two years ago, the residents of Manchester were shaken from their beds by an earthquake at around three minutes to...

A homage to Adrift and John Cassidy

Those of you who are pleased that the area around Manchester's Central Library is opening up now after more than three years of work...