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Manchester puts Age Before Beauty for BBC ONE drama

Manchester provides the suitably stylish backdrop for a hotly-anticipated new BBC ONE drama set in the beauty industry. Written by acclaimed local screenwriter Debbie Horsfield, Age Before Beauty was filmed in and around the city’s bohemian Northern Quarter, which became home to the fictional…

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The Great Northern Launches Giant Summer Sandpit

School’s out for another summer, and as the good weather continues the Great Northern has launched a huge family-friendly sandpit to keep the kids entertained over the holidays. Housed in the basin of the iconic amphitheater, the fun and free community sandpit is open for six weeks with 50 tonnes…

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Top Five Retro Power Up Picks

Photo Credit: Science Museum Group Ahead of Power UP, opening 3 August at the Museum of Science and Industry, Marketing Manager Nancy Hopkins takes us through her 5 favourite retro games available to play at the event. I’m super excited about the return of Power UP! to the Museum of Science and…

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Tast Cuina Catalana opens in Manchester

Investors Pep Guardiola, Txiki Begiristain and Ferran Soriano join Catalan chef Paco Pérez to celebrate new addition to Manchester A launch party for ‘Tast’ restaurant in Manchester on Thursday 12 th July 2018 was an authentic celebration of Catalan food and wine. The new venture, backed by Pep…

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