As a list of magical ingredients, it’s hard to beat. Manchester Town Hall on a Sunday afternoon in the run-up to Christmas with the festive German Market in full swing outside, playing host to several hundred excited children who have come to take part in a range of bespoke themed activities, all culminating in a gala preview screening of the first episode of a new CBBC adaptation of a modern classic.Read the full story..
It is a cold, wet and windy night in Hebden Bridge.Read the full story..
Midway through my chat with Cookie Monster, I ask him if his diet extends to anything non-cookie related and, if so, what?Read the full story..
Call me middle class, but accept that I’m from working class stock.Read the full story..
“Britain has become Royston Vasey and we’ve never had any credit for it.”Read the full story..
The thing with shrews is this: no matter how piercing or shrill, they’re very clever.Read the full story..
I’ve learnt many things in this life, one of them being this: if you get an email from your editor asking if you’d like to join Julie Goodyear for some Corrie-related gardening, you say yes.Read the full story..
It seems amiss that despite having written about the Manchester stand-up scene for 17 years, I neither met nor interviewed Caroline Aherne.Read the full story..
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