This week – Duran Duran play the Apollo…

This week – Duran Duran play the Apollo…

December 7, 1983: Duran Duran lead singer Simon Le Bon belts out one of the group’s hits in front of a screaming audience at the Apollo, Manchester. Duran Duran were in the city as part of a global tour which included the band’s first major stadium dates in the USA. A...
Dame Beryl Bainbridge

Dame Beryl Bainbridge

It’s extraordinary to think that one of Britain’s greatest post-war writers was expelled from school for hiding a naughty rhyme in her gymslip pocket. But renowned Liverpool author Dame Beryl Bainbridge claims that’s precisely why she had to leave Merchant Taylor’s...
Corrie Women in Prison

Corrie Women in Prison

It’s probably little comfort to Sally Metcalfe, but she’s not the first woman to be wrongly imprisoned on Granada’s TV soap Coronation Street. Sally, played by Middleton actress Sally Dynevor, was jailed for 18 months for fraud last week after being framed by bogus...
This Week – FA Chairman promotes football book…

This Week – FA Chairman promotes football book…

  December 2, 1991: Chairman of the Professional Footballers’ Association Gordon Taylor arrives in Manchester to promote John Harding’s book For the Good of the Game. The long-serving PFA boss, much in the news at the moment, wrote the introduction to the book which...
Pat Crerand’s Testimonial

Pat Crerand’s Testimonial

A glittering array of stars took to the pitch at Old Trafford this week in 1975 in a line-up any United manager would envy. The occasion was the testimonial match for tenacious midfielder Pat Crerand, who enjoyed a brilliant career with Celtic and the Red Devils....