The Fall's frontman was the ultimate pop outsider who never lost his working-class Manchester roots.
Claims that the Manchester Arena bombing could have been stopped are too simplistic.
Around 10% of women aged 16 to 24 say they have experienced domestic violence in the last year.
The strategy's focus on rotten apples seems destined to fail.
Like many cities, Manchester can demonstrate strength through diversity, but must face down the forces that would see it divided.
The IRA also targeted Manchester but this latest bombing is very different.
In the aftermath, we face difficult conversations about society, but we cannot shy away from them.
How to help people emotionally come to terms with the aftermath of a terrorist attack.
To the terrorist, children have become but a means to an end. Weapon and target.
How a new mayor reacts when the unspeakable happens.
Social media was alive with offers of help: 'a bed for the night', 'a lift home', 'free taxi rides'.
Low-tech threats have been the biggest concern of late, but the Manchester bombing reminds us of a host of security concerns.
An attack at Manchester Arena has sent shock waves around the world, and again raised questions about safety in public places.
This is how Greater Manchester is set to become one of the world's leading 'digital cities'.
What we can learn from the election of the new 'metro mayors' and why there are reasons to be cheerful.
Everything you need to know about the recent local and mayoral elections.
Move over Westminster – political watchers may need to keep an eye on the Irwell rather than the Thames.
Young people are being left behind by today's politicians – but there is hope in Manchester and the region's upcoming mayoral race.
It's not all about United and City – sport defines Greater Manchester, boosts the economy and is essential to the overall health of the region.
Former government minister vying to be the first elected mayor of Manchester speaks to Philip Brown.