The lessons of Manchester’s super-casino failure

Although organised gambling has a long tradition in the UK,dating back as far as the 18th century, the nation’s gambling traditions have been based...

Manchester’s Most Famous Urban Legends 

Manchester is a truly ancient city. Beginning its life as a Roman military camp in Celtic Britain, it evolved from a minor Lancastrian township...

Visitor boost for Bolton library and museum

A £3.8m refurbishment and a varied calendar of events have brought 133,000 visitors to Bolton’s Central Library and Museum in the last three months. Bolton’s...

Turkeys for Christmas

Did you know that the Turkey has been around for ten miilion years and there are fossils to prove it.The bird originates from Mexico,...

BBC makes landmark 1940s Radio Times magazines available to public

The BBC has today made the 1940s issues of the Radio Times magazine publicly available online for the first time. The release, by the BBC Genome...

Remains of a 5th century Saxon cemetery discovered in Lincolnshire

Archaeologists from the University of Sheffield have uncovered a previously unknown Anglo-Saxon cemetery. Excavations have revealed more than 20 burials at the extraordinary cemetery in...

Back for good: piece of transport history returns to Rochdale

A memorial stone, originally placed in the wall of Yelloway Motor Services travel centre in 1969 was rescued during demolition of the famous site...

Centenary City Exhibition to Mark #Vote100 at Pankhurst Centre

As part of its programme of activity to mark 100 years since some women first gained the right to vote, the Pankhurst Centre will...

Immersive virtual reality project preserves historic Manchester synagogue

Manchester’s first post-war building and its only city centre synagogue has been digitally preserved for future generations to revisit forever in virtual reality. Manchester Metropolitan...

Greater Manchester pub named as one the UK’s most haunted

As the fourth oldest pub in Britain, Bolton’s Ye Olde Man and Scythe has a resident ghost, several spooky encounters, and some chilling CCTV...