The day a wall of fire on the Ship Canal claimed six lives

This week sees the fifty first anniversary of the disaster that occured on the Manchester Ship canal near Partington which saw six men die...

Soroptimist founder to get Blue Plaque

A doctor dedicated to inspiring women in Wigan Borough will be acknowledged permanently with a Blue Plaque on the exterior of her former home. Original...

Royal ‘love letters’ revealed as evidence of an unwelcome pursuit

A series of newly transcribed letters between the then-future George IV and his family’s sub-governess Mary Hamilton have shed fresh light on their relationship....

The story of Oldham’s undercover tramp and social reformer

Few people will have heard the name of Mary Higgs and although she was born in Devizes, she became known as a woman of...

Work begins to transform iconic Stockport building

Winters’ clock will soon chime again as work gets underway to transform this much-loved building into an exciting French restaurant. The iconic Grade II listed...

Salford apartment block named in honour of revered minister and writer

The legacy of one of Salford’s most revered sons will be immortalised in a new apartment block, which will bring more than 100 affordable...

Manchester’s Pankhurst Trust seeks to appoint new Chair

Manchester’s Pankhurst Trust is seeking to appoint a new Chair of Board of Trustees.  Having held the role after two very successful terms, Louise Sutherland is stepping down, but will continue to play an active volunteering role...

Restoration work on Failsworth War Memorial to start

Oldham Council is to start work restoring Failsworth War Memorial. In total the project will see more than £40,000 spent on the refurbishment of the...

Crowdfunder launched to save Hulme Hippodrome

A crowdfunder scheme has been launched to save Hulme Hippodrome after organisers found it had been listed on an online auction house for £950,000....

Manchester begins a public consultation on its statues, monuments and memorials across the city

Manchester Council has announced a public review and on-line consultation to focus on statues, monuments, and memorials around the city. It marks the start of a wider...