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Cloned Beer Reviews: Guinness Original

Published on 28 November 2022 in , ,

A can of Guinness Original next to a plain, unbranded brown glass bottle

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.

Published on 4 August 2022 in , , , , , , ,

A Stagecoach Manchester bus on the 358 route, stood at New Mills bus station

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.