Indie Brewers Aim to Make Next Month ‘Tryanuary’

Smaller breweries’ counteraction to Dry January A number of UK independent breweries and bottle shops aim to turn January into a month for supporting microbreweries and nano breweries. Known as ‘Tryanuary’, it aims to highlight the wares of local breweries, bottle shops and independently owned off-licences. Though the United Kingdom has the highest number of breweries since Edwardian times,…

2014, In the Company of Buses

East of the M60‘s review of the year from a public transport angle How would historians look at Greater Manchester’s transport system in 2014? The answer, could well have been from the front seat of a train. Or a train outside the evening peak. Or, it could have entailed a journey on one of Manchester’s…

Britain’s Most Admired Transport Group? It’s Stagecoach

Perth-shire conglomerate celebrates 35th year of business at award ceremony   Ahead of its rival transport owning groups, the Stagecoach Group has been voted the Most Loved Public Transport Group at the 2014 Britain’s Most Admired Companies Awards.

A Merry Christmas and a Peaceful 2015 from East of the M60

Well, Christmas Day is only a few days away and as East of the M60 has done since 2011, it has issued another Christmas card to its readers. This year’s Christmas card has a 1980s theme, with our favourite single decker bus seen in a Commodore 64 style.

Jason and the Argos Gnomes (Part Twenty Two): The Care Bears

Tenderheart, Cheer and Bedtime Bears If you was growing up in 1986, and had a younger sister, chances are she may have been aware of several popular toy franchises from America. One was the Cabbage Patch Dolls, launched with much chutzpah and hysteria in late 1983. Another was My Little Pony, based around the shenanigans of…

Stagecoach Santas’ Sleigh-Loads for Charity

Festive cheer for Francis House Local bus driver, Junior Grant, from Stagecoach Manchester’s Sharston Depot, has helped spread festive cheer this week. By dressing up as Santa Claus, and raising £500 for Didsbury based children’s hospice, Francis House.

Lift-Sharing: A Cleaner and Cheaper Way to the Shops

Even easier thanks to the internet Much talk has been made about savings, cuts here, there and everywhere. In an age where falling petrol prices is making the car attractive again, there is still a need for environmentally friendly alternatives. Genuine alternatives to taxi fares, or substitutes to gaps in bus and rail provision.