Features

Centre point of Maine Road - a circle of grass in the middle of a street.

22nd May 2023 | By Thomas Mansbridge

Remembering Maine Road: 20 years since the move

This year marks two major anniversaries for Maine Road, the old football grounds for Manchester City fans.

Manchester Marathon Exercise Fitness Running Health

22nd May 2023 | By Jessica Smith

How Ancoats Run Club is encouraging better health in more ways than one 

Member of Ancoats Run Club talks to NQ about being part of a running club and how it has helped their health and well-being.

A wood carving of a heron in Boggart Hole Clough

20th May 2023 | By Thomas Markham

Heron heaven: Boggart Hole Clough pays tribute to it’s ‘famous’ wildlife

Karl Macauley has designed a new wood carving of a Heron, paying homage to the wildlife in Boggart Hole Clough.

19th May 2023 | By Callum Pickup

Didsbury win the Manchester and Cheshire Cup

In front of over 200 Spectators, AFC Didsbury win the Manchester and Chesire Cup by beating Romiley 2-0 in the final at Wythenshawe Town.

Picture of Manchester City centre on Rochdale Road

18th May 2023 | By Thomas Markham

How does Blackley and Charlestown compare to other wards within Manchester?

More than 50% of people living Charlestown are deprived in more than one dimension. This means that more than half of the people living in Charlestown are deprived in one of the ONS four measures.

16th May 2023 | By Callum Pickup

Didsbury Players announce a new production

The amateur dramatics society, The Didsbury Players, reveals their upcoming production, Vinegar Tom. The production will take place on the 16th and 17th of June at the East Didsbury Methodist Church.

16th May 2023 | By Callum Pickup

Siemens run the Great Manchester Run

On May 21st, the Great Manchester Run returns, celebrating its 20th anniversary. This year 50 Siemen runners will be taking on the 10k and the half marathon, intending to raise £8000 in donations for the Francis House Children Hospice, based in Didsbury.

Text 'We Live Here' on a purple washed image of towers

15th May 2023 | By Elena John

Project amplifying Hulme resident’s voices granted funding by Arts Council England

A local project, We Live Here, which hopes to amplify the stories of Hulme residents, has been awarded funding by Arts Council England.

Linda Brogan sat on a brick in a builders hat at excavation of the Reno surrounded by rubble

9th May 2023 | By Thomas Mansbridge

Linda Brogan: ‘I’m not educated – to get to high-level writing, I’ve done it myself’

Linda Brogan, a multi-award winning playwright, has curated a book alongside three first-time authors that tells the stories of them growing up in Manchester.

Graffitied and neglected front side of Hulme Hippodrome, with trees in front, on a sunny day

10th March 2023 | By Elena John

Hulme Hippodrome owners ordered to improve building’s appearance but that’s not enough to save it say campaigners

Hulme Hippodrome’s owners have been ordered to complete emergency repairs to improve the building's appearance but more must be done if the historic theatre is to be preserved, say Save Hulme Hippodrome campaigners.

Michael Browne in front of painting of Eric Cantana and his family - National Football Museum

8th March 2023 | By Thomas Mansbridge

‘The doors can open to get people out’: Moss Side artist curates exhibit at National Football Museum

From Moss Side to Marseille: Artist, Michael Browne, and footballer, Eric Cantana have opened a new exhibit at the National Football Museum in Manchester. The exhibit displays paintings depicting sporting legends.

13th February 2023 | By Dorthe Berger

Earthquake survivors in Turkey and Syria, gets help from University of Manchester students

On the 8th, 9th and 10th of February, students at University of Manchester raised awareness to the earthquake survivors in Turkey and Syria with gathering money and...

8th February 2023 | By Thomas Markham

Harry Gray – The Tour de Force behind changing cycling in Greater Manchester

When Andy Burnham became Mayor of Greater Manchester, he pledged a plan to integrate a London-style transport system in Greater Manchester, known as the ‘Bee...

4th January 2023 | By Joe Hylton

When Mohammed Ali visited Manchester in 1992 and was captured on film in a mock sparring contest

An iconic legend known for his speed and his ability, not many people may know that Mohammed Ali – the greatest heavyweight boxer of all...

A pop up living room in Stevenson Square, Northern Quarter

3rd January 2023 | By Zara Gallimore

‘Pop-up living room’ appears in the heart of Northern Quarter to encourage people to chat and improve their mental health

A pop-up ‘living room’ open to anyone and everyone to have a cup of tea and a chat appeared in in the Northern Quarter.  Social...

19th December 2022 | By Zara Gallimore

University of Manchester to give students a one-off payment to help with the cost of living crisis

The University of Manchester (UoM) has announced it will give full-time students a one-off payment of £170 to help deal with the cost of living...

Photo by Peter Glaser on Unsplash

25th November 2022 | By Elena John

More must be done to eliminate racism in football, says campaigner

Photo by Peter Glaser on Unsplash A former professional football player says more action must be taken on racism and mental health in football.  With the FIFA World...

25th November 2022 | By Elena John

‘Disabled people are dying because of austerity’: stark message at opening of People’s History Museum exhibition

Austerity measures are putting the lives of disabled people at risk. That is the message surrounding Nothing About Us Without Us, an exhibition at the...

24th November 2022 | By Ruby Qaimkhani

‘We’re trying to push to celebrate leaders, doctors, nurses and Muslims in other sectors’, says Nahid on #IAM2022

November marks Islamophobia Awareness Month (IAM2022) and this year’s focus is #TacklingDenial. Now in its 10th year, the campaign urges everyone to not only tackle...

Producers Adeola and Ronke Adelakun and Monique Kufuor during the Black Creative soirée

9th November 2022 | By Chloe Graber

Black creatives soirée at central library part of Black History Month is huge success

A new organisation aiming to change the way black people are perceived is celebrating after its first event promoting black creativity was a sell-out. More...