Deborah Grace meets the inspirational former athlete Diane Modahl, now working to improve life chances for young people across Manchester. Manchester’s Diane Modahl won 800m silver in the 1986 Commonwealth Games, and gold in 1990. She came third in the 1989 IAAF Grand Prix Final, […]
Divorce lawyer turned author, Caroline England, talks to Deborah Grace about the inspiration for her debut novel, Beneath the Skin. What is your earliest memory? I can’t remember much before I was eight. That’s when I went to boarding school, which defined my childhood. I remember […]
Life without running water, sanitation, heating, washing or cooking facilities is not something that anyone should experience in the 21st century. Life on the streets is also dangerous and harmful to health. Average life expectancy in Manchester is 79 for men and 83 for women: […]
All eyes may be on June’s General Election, but the Greater Manchester Mayoral Election in May is a key part of the most comprehensive devolution deal for any English region. Dr Andrew Mycock talks to Ella Parkinson about why local matters too.
Deborah Grace meets Fiona Carroll, manager of Buccleuch Lodge Intermediate Care Unit in West Didsbury.
A campaign is under way to celebrate the memory of a courageous Chorlton woman who helped fight fascism in Spain and received an OBE for her work during World War II. Andrew Simpson tells her story.
Actress and octogenarian, Mona Leach, talks to Deborah Grace about her life in theatre and why she’s no plans for retirement.
After a series of pop-ups and temporary take-overs, the Real Junk Food Cafe is settling down in a place of its own. Linsey Parkinson is inspired by its director, food waste activist Corin Bell.
Award-winning author, Andrew Michael Hurley, soon to be headlining Chorlton Book Festival, talks to Deborah Grace about the inspiration behind The Loney, his haunting debut novel.
Rob Tomlinson has taught more than 1,000 local people to bake bread, so the only proper place to have a chat is a cosy kitchen. Linsey Parkinson gets her feet under the table.