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2020 06 25 Pan African Photo

75 years on: The Manchester Congress that changed Africa

Jonathan Schofield on a lovely building unveiled with a hugely relevant history

2020 06 12 Statues Gandhi

Has Manchester had issues with its statues before?

Jonathan Schofield suggests a solution to the statue issue

2020 06 10 Peel

Let’s examine the campaign for the removal of the statue of Robert Peel in Piccadilly Gardens

Jonathan Schofield on the wrong Peel and the statue question?

2020 05 22 Imagining Manchester Tonkin Liu

Imagining the city: A 'pre-loved' bridge for Salford?

Jonathan Schofield finds a website that gets him hot under the collar

2020 04 27 Iwm Ve Day Not For Re Use 1

Imperial War Museums to mark VE Day with Voices of War ‘soundscape’

The poignant track spans concentration camp survivors to Windrush immigrants

2018 06 14 Warth Mills 1

Warth Mills: The Bury WWII internment camp that time forgot

As VE Day approaches, we look back on a compelling wartime tale

2019 07 19 Hospital Iv Health

Did you know that the Public Health Act began in Manchester?

John Blundell on how pangolins and a health crisis have more in common than you...

2020 03 25 Empty City Liveprool Road

Empty Manchester: Has this ever happened before?

Even Jonathan Schofield can't find any precedent for these times in Manchester's history

2019 11 22 Bones Of Paine Thumbnail

Giant skeleton parade to retell strange Manchester story

Know about Thomas Paine and his disappearing bones? This quirky event will tell the tale

2019 09 09 Heritage Open Days

England’s biggest free heritage festival is coming to Manchester

From vintage bus tours to unusual places and hidden spaces, explore the city as never...

2019 07 21 A Place Lived 1

a place lived: new Spinningfields artwork recalls 18th century residents

From ‘knocker up’ Martha to ‘washerwoman’ Mary, lively sculptures recall the women of Grove Street

2019 07 23 Gladstone

Digitally Enhanced: Why one sculptor gave Gladstone the finger

Easily Missed Manchester 1: Jonathan Schofield on city details we miss

2019 02 18 Lewis

Kendals, Lewis’s, Woolies…what is Manchester’s favourite ever shop?

New exhibition on the golden age of retail will reveal the city’s most-loved shop

2018 11 14 Deansgate Square 2018 11 14 Deansgate Square Dsc 0044

The 25 most read articles of 2018

This year's most read, shared and talked about stories

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The oldest bit of Manchester can now be visited (sort of)

Poignant Roman fragment dates from 200 AD

2018 12 04 Curiosities City Alternative Guide To Manchester 3

Curiosities in the city: an alternative tour of Manchester (part three)

Smelly ditches, cow’s stomach lining and broken pianos - Jonathan Schofield reveals more strange (and...

2017 07 25 Fredreich Engels Home First Street

On Friedrich Engels' birthday: in search of the man who changed the world

On his 198th birthday, Jonathan Schofield takes a look at the Communism co-founder's many years...

181123 Dartmouth

Go west for wine, cheese… and the Mayflower ghosts

This is still a county rich in all things edible and drinkable – dairy, meat...

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