A Brief History of Manchester

Manchester is a major city in the northwest of England with a rich and convoluted history. Its origins in 79 AD make for fascinating...

New study strengthens claims Richard III murdered ‘the Princes in the Tower’

King Richard III’s involvement in one of the most notorious and emotive mysteries in English history may be a step closer to being confirmed...

Young Activists Keep Past Stories Alive as Manchester Jewish Museum Marks Holocaust Memorial Day

This January Manchester Jewish Museum’s third Trailblazer sees nine young people aged 16-18 become Creative Activists to create powerful acts of sharing and connection...

Manchester guide to retro nights provides unexpected tier three respite

With nightclubs closed, and bars and restaurants only able to offer takeaways, Manchester revellers are missing nights out as Christmas looms. But, it seems...

Christmas markets: their long history and changing future

Aurélie Bröckerhoff, Coventry University and Cristina Galalae, University of Leicester Wooden huts with twinkling fairy lights, festive hubbub, and the aromas of roasted chestnuts and...

Incredible history of one of England’s last pierrot troupes on display for the first...

For decades they were one of the country’s last remaining pierrot troupes, bringing joy to people of all ages at seaside resorts with their...

English Heritage calls for more blue plaques for scientists

English Heritage is calling on the public to nominate more notable scientists from history for London blue plaques. This will help the charity increase...

How Nursing Uniforms Have Changed Over The Years

The world’s first nursing school was established in London in 1860 and supervised by Florence Nightingale. Now, there are hundreds of nursing-related courses up...

New ways to discover Manchester’s People’s History Museum

Although the doors to People’s History Museum (PHM) will be closed as part of the national lockdown during November, this marks the start of a series of new...

Black History Month -Great Northern to expand Great Northerner exhibition

After launching its iconic Great Northerners exhibition in November 2017, Manchester’s Great Northern Warehouse has today announced that it will be expanding its exhibition...