I've never been a fan of Boddingtons Bitter. But if I went back to a recipe from 1945, would it be any good? And how would it compare to the Boddingtons you can buy today?
There was a time where, if I was in a pub and there was no real ale, or if there was and it was absolutely terrible (gone off, poorly looked after, or whatever), I'd go for a pint of stout. And that usually meant Guinness. Recently I tried to brew my own version of the black stuff, because why not?
Stagecoach Manchester is axing the popular 358 Stockport to Hayfield bus – why bus franchising is probably to blame. And potentially the solution.
Recently I found out that Stagecoach Manchester is to axe the 358 Stockport to Hayfield bus. It's a bus I know well and is always busy. But it's now due to get the axe. Why? Well we don't know for sure, but it's likely to be a quirk of Greater Manchester's move to bus franchising.
An outdoor swimming pool in the heart of central London.
Recently I was thinking about Covid-19. Hey, it’s the kind of thing that you can’t escape thinking about. And I began to wonder if there was anything positive that came out of it for me personally. And I thought of five things. Here they are.
Denton's swimming pool was where I learned to swim. But in recent years it's 1970s pool was shabby and a mess. Cue a brand new and impressively swanky replacement facility, the Tameside Wellness Centre.
Seeing as I had a log of all the Covid tests I have done, I decided to create some charts to visualise the data. Why? Because.
Why at least one much loved 6music presenter was inevitably going to leave the station (and why there was a reasonably good chance it would be Shaun Keaveny)
Today I listened to Shaun Keaveny's final 6music show. And he seemed to let slip that he didn't really want to leave. Although there were reasons why at least one 6music much loved presenter was going to end up leaving.
Some time ago I visited Life Leisure Avondale and reviewed it. And as it's had a bit of a revamp, I went back and reviewed it again. Because this is the content the internet has been crying out for.
Nearly forty years after its last proper swimming pool closed its doors, Hyde - the town I grew up in - now has a brand new six lane swimming pool. When the venue of my normal Monday swim was abruptly closed, I booked in and went to check it out.