Bernard Youens as Stan Ogden and Jean Alexander as his wife Hilda in Coronation Street, February 1984

Jean Alexander

iNostalgia remembers Toxteth actress Jean Alexander, who made a national icon out of Coronation Street character Hilda Ogden…

This week – Duran Duran play the Apollo…, M61 stretch from Manchester to Preston opens to the public, and Helen Mirren & Tom Courtenay star at Little University Theatre

Liverpool writer Beryl Bainbridge with actress daughter Rudi Davies, February 1992

Dame Beryl Bainbridge

iNostalgia pays tribute to author Dame Beryl Bainbridge, whose work was deeply rooted in her Liverpool upbringing.

Tracey Barlow (Kate Ford) at court with Deirdre, Ken and Martin Platt, February 2007

Corrie Women in Prison

As Sally faces up to a stretch behind bars, Nostalgia remembers other famous Coronation Street women who suffered injustice at the hands of the law.

This Week – FA Chairman promotes football book…

.. plus, Sophie Loren visits Manchester, and housewife is busy ‘stoning’ Nelson Street doorsteps.

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With the 42nd Ryder Cup in full swing this weekend, iNostalgia remembers when golf’s premier international competition came to Royal Birkdale twice in the 1960s.

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Hall of Fame – Siobhan Finneran

Feisty, foul-mouthed and quite fantastic was how Oldham actress Siobhan Finneran described her character Janice Garvey in the hit sitcom Benidorm. It summed up the popular appeal of the Garvey family matriarch – an appeal which made Finneran one of the most familiar faces on TV.

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As the golf world gears up for the Ryder Cup in France this Friday, Nostalgia remembers Manchester’s own European tournament

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Oxford Street

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look now.

This week our image shows Oldham Street in 1900. There’s a real hustle and bustle about the place as people flock to its shops and stores.

Pedestrians avoid the trams as they carefully make their way over the tracks and cobbles in the middle of the busy thoroughfare.

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DAY 15: 🌟 (Left to right) David Jason as Del Boy, Nicholas Lyndhurst as Rodney and Buster Merryfield as Uncle Albert from "Only Fools and Horses" with Christmas trees outside the BBC Television Centre, December 1987.

Leader of the WSPU, Emmeline Pankhurst (centre), leads a women's procession along Victoria Embankment to demand that the government use women in the making of ammunition.

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DAY 14: 🌟 A little girl in a Manchester department store is upset by the doves in Santa's Grotto when one lands on her head,
December 1954.
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