Westlife's Brian McFadden and Boyzone's Keith Duffy have joined forces to become Boyzlife and are bringing their show to the North West.
A musical inspired by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's actions post-Brexit is to debut at the Manchester Fringe festival.Read the full story ›
Manchester's film festival is back for this third year and headlining the event is actor Timothy SpallRead the full story ›
Manchester has a rich history in films - the likes of 24 hour party people and Looking for Eric are set in the city while it's also played the part of 1940s New York.
Now the city's film festival is back for its third year - and Caroline Whitmore has been speaking to one of Britain's biggest actors - as well as getting a look behind the scenes:
Liverpool comedian Ken Dodd has a royal appointment at Buckingham Palace later, to receive his Knighthood. The 89 year old from Knotty Ash was given the accolade in the New Years Honours List.
5 CLASSIC DODDY ONE-LINERS
- My Dad knew I was going to be a comedian. When I was a baby he said, 'Is this a joke?"
- Did you hear about the shrimp that went to the prawn's cocktail party? He pulled a mussel.
- I haven't spoken to my mother-in-law for eighteen months. I don't like to interrupt her.
- I told the Inland Revenue I didn't owe them a penny because I lived near the seaside.
- 5 out of every 3 people have trouble understanding fractions
The actor and campaigner Sir Ian McKellen is opening a new exhibition in Manchester on gay rights.
Sir Ian, who grew up in Wigan, will open the 'Never Going Underground' exhibition at the People's History Museum later.
This year sees the 50th anniversary of the first gay rights marches and Sexual Offences Act - passed on July 27, 1967.
It also comes on the 60th anniversary of the Wolfenden report, which proposed that "homosexual behaviour between consenting adults in private should no longer be a criminal offence".
Former Westlife star Brian McFadden has revealed he now regards Rochdale as his “first home”.Read the full story ›
A demolition crew has started to tear down decades of TV history by bulldozing parts of the former Coronation Street set.Read the full story ›
As part of our Hidden Histories series, we've been delving into the past.
The Rafters Club in Manchester was the springboard for many bands in the 70's and 80's.
Among them were a group of lads from Manchester called Sad Cafe who enjoyed global success. Here's a treat of them performing 'Black Rose' at Rafters in 1977 exclusively for Granada Television.
And we've been catching up with guitarist Ian Wilson who has very fond memories of Sad Cafe.
One half of Oscar-winning due from Manchester says win was "bitter-sweet" after winning Oscar for their documentary about the Syrian war.Read the full story ›