For the first time since World War II, the Chelsea Flower Show is cancelled, it was announced last month. This year’s absence of the pageantry found in the Queen’s favourite outing, however, has since revealed itself to be trivial in light of the country’s and the world’s devastating situation. Flowers are not insignificant in the battle, though. Covid-19 has left the fate of the workforce in unprecedented territory, and one field that is facing new challenges as a result is floristry.
‘I wasn’t furloughed, I was told I wasn’t needed’: Lay-offs worst in construction, while hospitality quickest to cull
Nearly two thirds of construction companies laid staff off in the first two weeks of the UK-wide lockdown – the highest of any industry.
Analysis: Why history proves HS2 is the key in turning the Northern Powerhouse from dream to reality
Eagle-eyed history buffs from the North West may already be aware of an important anniversary that occurred on September 15: when in 1830 two of Britain’s true Northern powerhouses were forever linked when the first journey on the Liverpool to Manchester railway line took place.
Cornwall is always forgotten. It’s a holiday destination for some, a topless Aiden Turner for others, but for a minority, it’s their home. The forgotten people are the subject of Mark Jenkin’s arresting and jarring first feature, Bait.
Ford has come up with a new anti glare high beam car lighting technology ready to sport with larger Ford vehicles.
A new exhibition at the Whitworth Gallery will be exploring Manchester’s long history and connection with the textile industry and the material’s use in feminist art.
‘Inspirational and humbling’: Manchester CEOs cycle across Britain raising £25k for The Christie’s new cancer centre
Ten Manchester businessmen have cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats, raising over £25,000 for a new cancer care centre being built at The Christie Hospital.
A biospheric mushroom farm has sprouted up in Albert Square as a main exhibit at this year’s Manchester Food and Drink Festival.
Restaurateurs Mary-Ellen McTague, co-owner of popular restaurant Aumbry, and Tomas Maunier, founder of northern chain Fazenda, will speak at the free ‘Recipe for Success’ event which is being held in partnership with the Manchester Food and Drink Festival.
Figures in a recent Sunday Times report revealed that, for a professorship in science, women get paid an average of £5,000 less than men – the figure rising to as much as £21,000 in some institutions.
Today marks the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, famed for his pivotal role in the abolition of slavery, but little attention is given these days to his eternal token of gratitude to the working people of Manchester.