Monday Morning Boarding Time Blues

Are bought on-bus season tickets a help or a hinderance?

One ticket more than anything has revolutionised bus travel outside London more than anything. In urban areas where buses are plentiful they are a cheaper alternative to multiple operator passes. They usually offer a considerable saving over return or single fares for regular users. Continue reading “Monday Morning Boarding Time Blues”

Beer and Quaffing It In Staly Vegas

The Sign of the Times

For a few pence more than our neighbours in Yorkshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire (potentially)

You’ve had a hard day at work and you fancy a drink. Your poorly paid job has priced you out of the pub, so you nip to the Late Shop for a few cans. Or you’ve come back from the football or the shopping centre, and you prefer to chill with a can of lager in front of The X Factor or Strictly Come Dancing.

If a certain Stockport Council chief executive, the Manchester Evening News and the ConDems have their way, Continue reading “Beer and Quaffing It In Staly Vegas”

The 10 Wonders of Greater Manchester: Decision Time

Cue Peter Dickson voiceover and competitors’ voting faces…!

From over 100 submissions to 15 finalists, the Ten Wonders of Greater Manchester will be decided by a public vote. The 15 finalists facing the public vote are:

  • Media City (Salford Quays);
  • John Rylands Library (Manchester);
  • Whitworth Park (Chorlton-on-Medlock);
  • Salford Quay Millennium Footbridge (Manchester Ship Canal, Salford Quays/Trafford Park);
  • Victoria Park (Chorlton-on-Medlock);
  • Peace Garden Statue (Manchester);
  • Imperial War Museum North (Trafford Park);
  • Chetham’s Library (Manchester);
  • Astley Green Colliery (Tyldesley);
  • Cheesden Mill (Heywood);
  • URBIS (Manchester);
  • Old Trafford (Manchester United Football Club, Old Trafford);
  • Rochdale Town Hall (Rochdale);
  • Spinningfields (Manchester);
  • Scouthead. Continue reading “The 10 Wonders of Greater Manchester: Decision Time”