Whether it’s ice skating, gorging yourself on chocolate or sipping a pint and watching the boxing, there’s something for everyone this December in Manchester. So here’s our advent guide (spoiler alert – we may have spilled over into January, there’s THAT much going on…)
Watch: Meet the charity putting the unemployed back to work… using beehives on top of Manchester Cathedral
Perched atop Manchester Cathedral are ten beehives and the honey they produce helps some of the city’s unemployed get back into work – an initiative maintained by charity Volition.
‘More discounts, more music, more entertainment’: Mcr Student Night Out promises to return with a bang
A student shopping night returns to the Arndale next week with discounts from over 200 stores.
An acclaimed charity fashion event is returning to Manchester’s Arndale Centre later this month with the aim of supporting the city’s homeless population.
A homeless man who had precious family photographs stolen as he slept in a city centre doorway has been reunited with them thanks to a young Manchester street artist.
Across the nation, 300 shop workers were assaulted everyday this year leading the Manchester-based Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (USDAW) to publish a number of shocking studies this week to stress the dangers retail workers face every day.
The trade-in chain now accepts Bitcoin in more than 30 shops in the UK, with plans to expand to 256-plus shops in the future. Their Glasgow store has also installed a Bitcoin ATM
Manchester’s Dig the City festival has covered public spaces in urban gardens, judged by celebrity gardener Rachel de Thame and Sean Harkin of the National Trust.
Michelle Keegan fresh from filming final Corrie scenes presents fashion awards at Manchester Arndale
The Stockport-born actress was joined by celebrity stylist Mark Heyes to discuss nominees who have been voted for Lorraine’s High Street Fashion Awards 2014
Born to busk: Let Her Go star Passenger performs show at Manchester Cathedral to help homeless Big Issue vendors
Talented singer-songwriter Passenger performed an impromptu busking set in Manchester to raise the profile of the Big Issue magazine and its homeless vendors.
Rabble see Nesbitt: Pop star Nina Nesbitt chats to MM after hordes queue for hours at Manchester signing
Nina Nesbitt’s ‘Peroxide’ remains at Number 1 in the UK album chart