Tag: UK

Cathay Pacific to increase Hong Kong service to Gatwick and Manchester

Cathay Pacific is to increase its services from Hong Kong to both Gatwick and Manchester next year. The airline, which currently has four services a week out of Manchester and Gatwick to Hong Kong, will fly every day from Gatwick and five times a week from Manchester. The airline’s current […]

Thomas Cook Airlines launches direct service from Manchester to San Francisco

Thomas Cook Airlines will fly direct from Manchester to San Francisco from May 2017. The new route joins flights to Los Angeles and Boston launched in 2016, and  New York and Miami in 2015. In addition to the new route, flights to Los Angeles will also increase from two to three flights per week, with […]

The Escape Lounge at Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport unveils new-look Escape Lounge in Terminal 2

Manchester Airport has unveiled its new-look Escape Lounge in Terminal 2. The airport has spent £1.9m on the lounge which has increased in capacity by a third with room for up to 212 passengers. The Escape Lounge will provide passengers with an area away from the hustle and bustle of […]

The Fallowfield Loop

Cycling: Stockport to Dunham Massey

The whole point of off-road cycling is to get away from the traffic and the noise of the city. The beauty of Manchester is you can be in the Lakes, Peak District, Yorkshire Dales or the Cheshire plains in a few hours. One of the best – and easiest – […]

Market House Altrincham

Life and soul at Market House Altrincham

Go to any European city or town and you will find a food hall and market. Full of life, people eating and enjoying coffee. Sadly they are few and far between in the UK and usually pop up as, well, pop-ups for special events. Stockport has its Foodie Friday events, but […]

Retro video game fun in Manchester

Anyone who remembers loading their video games from a tape recorder will love Play It! Manchester. Back for a second year at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, Play It! is a step back in time for aging gamers. Stick tennis, original Sonic, the Sega Megadrive, Spectrum ZX81, BBC […]

Chill Factore: Getting a taste for snowboarding

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Well, I only stepped on a pair of skis almost a decade ago aged 39 – so how hard can it be to snowboard? The answer – very! The Chill Factore indoor snow slope near Manchester runs snowboard taster sessions […]

Vueling Airlines

Vueling Airlines adds Tenerife route from Manchester Airport

Vueling Airlines is set for further expansion from Manchester Airport this summer adding a new route to Tenerife.  The Spanish low-cost airline will operate one flight a week to the Canary Island during July and August and two flights a week in September and October. Vueling, part of International Airlines […]

Quarry Bank

Quarry Bank: Time to venture outdoors

With spring around the corner and many of us glad to see the end of the wet winter, now is the time to venture outdoors. Having received one of the most useful Christmas gifts last year, a National Trust family membership, we have been enjoying various trips out and about […]