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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Olympic Bids

It’s 25 years since Manchester lost its bid to host the 2000 Olympics. iNostalgia looks back on the momentous day the decision was announced

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Manchester Sitcoms

Nearest and Dearest, The Lovers, The Dustbinmen and The Cuckoo Waltz – many of the nation’s best-loved sitcoms sprang to life in the Manchester studios of Granada TV. A gifted group of writers, including Manchester’s Jack Rosenthal, produced some of comedy’s most memorable and bitter-sweet moments from the 1960s to the 1980s…

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It’s 20 years since Manchester United legend Eric Cantona played a French diplomat in the movie Elizabeth. iNostalgia remembers the enigmatic footballer, film star and philosopher…

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Jack Rosenthal

Almost every Mancunian must have experienced and enjoyed the work of playwright and scriptwriter Jack Rosenthal. The life-long United supporter wrote 129 episodes of Coronation Street and more than 150 screenplays for film and TV, including London’s Burning, The Lovers and Bar Mitzvah Boy…

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Then and Now

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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