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Iconic TV shows and films shot in Greater Manchester

There's nothing more exciting than spotting your hometown in your favourite TV show or film, and it's even more impressive when you spot a...

Litter Queen: 70 bags for a 70th birthday bash

For some 40 years, Veronica Scotton was a professional childminder, rated as outstanding by Ofsted. A key component of her job was to carry...

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside: Memories of Brean Sands

Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside – and while we are all stuck at home we thought it would be good...

New art book pays tribute to the 22 victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack

Elton Darlo is a true Mancunian and he is very proud of his roots. A self-taught artist, he uses this homegrown talent as a...
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AIDS then and now: Bereavement, hope, support, love and societal change

1981 was the year that gave us Kim Wilde, Donkey Kong, the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana, and the birth of MTV....

Coming out of the COVID-19 crisis: What habits will have changed for good?

After Prime Minister Boris Johnson implemented his roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown, it got our Oldham reporter Mike Dodd thinking about how we will...

Remembering Bob Dylan’s infamous ‘Judas’ Show, Free Trade Hall, Manchester

On May 16th, 1966, Bob Dylan, released Blonde on Blonde, often named as the best album of his career by music journalists, and the...

Nature girl: a childhood filled with discoveries with wellies on and a jam jar

A Salford creative writers' group has created a book called ‘Memories Unlocked’ during the pandemic, which shares tales of childhood memories.  Here, Judith Barrie from...

Mad Fer it: How the Hacienda changed the Manchester music scene forever  

Hands up if you have spent many a night that you may not remember in the Hacienda?   Talking About My Generation spoke to former raver...

From the Mills of the North West to the National Portrait Gallery – Part 2

FROM THE MILLS OF THE NORTH WEST TO THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY – the story of Sefton Samuels PART 2 In part two Sefton talks...
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