New book tells the story of Manchester’s forgotten reformer

A new book out by two Manchester Historians tells the tales of one of the City's forgotten heroes. Elijah Dixon played a key role 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...

Beware the killer Spindly fish

Sea monster sightings in the 19th century were influenced by the discovery of ancient reptile fossils, new research at the University of St Andrews has...

Archaeologists race against time to save ancient handprints

A group of archaeologists are working against the tide to excavate a Pictish copper smith’s workshop located on an Iron Age settlement on the...

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...

Volunteers recreate 4,000-year-old roundhouse using authentic tools at Beeston Castle

A Bronze Age house is being reconstructed by English Heritage volunteers at Beeston Castle in Cheshire. The volunteers have used authentic tools and archaeological evidence...

Robbie Burns used old ale, carbonised elephant tusk, lard and sulphuric acid to write...

Scientists have for the first time analysed the ingredients the Scottish bard Robbie Burns used when he made his own ink. Their study, which means...

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...

Manchester Jewish Museum is moving temporarily into the basement of Manchester Central Library next...

Manchester Jewish Museum is excited to announce it is moving temporarily into the basement of Manchester Central Library next month as building work starts on...

Public call-out uncovers secret and unknown memorials in the North West

A memorial to commemorate the success of the Teetotal Movement; a statue to remember the ‘Cracker Packers’ - female workers at the former Carr’s...