Back In Training

Back In Training

Don Revie was riding high at Manchester City when the 1954-5 football season came to an end. He’d just been named the Football Writers’ player of the year and had captained his club to the FA Cup Final at Wembley. Not only that, he was the pivot of the ‘Revie Plan’...
Manchester Launches Olympic Bid

Manchester Launches Olympic Bid

July 1, 1989: It’s smiles all the way as Manchester launches its spirited bid to host the 1996 Olympic Games. Six cities were in the running – Athens, Atlanta, Toronto, Melbourne, Belgrade and Manchester itself. The Olympic committee announced the results of its...
Liverpool Entertainment

Liverpool Entertainment

When Beatlemania gripped the country in the early 1960s, it wasn’t just the Fab Four’s music that made a splash. Everything from wallpaper and waxworks to toys and tribute bands became part of the Merseyside phenomenon. Even hairsprays got the Beatles’ treatment,...
Rovers’ Misfortunes

Rovers’ Misfortunes

Coronation Street’s cornerstone pub, the Rovers Return, has had its fair share of misfortunes during six decades of the country’s longest-running soap. Vehicles have crashed into it, two fires have gutted it, two major characters have died in it and, just for good...