Boombox Barry is often seen cruising down Market Street, past the universities on Oxford Road, and zooming past commuters on Deansgate.
But recently, his usual bicycle has been swapped out for a much swankier upgrade.
He can now be seen travelling around on an e-scooter.
Now quicker than ever, Mancs are only catching snatches of Boombox Barry’s playlist as he flies past them with his speaker.
His new ride has absolutely stumped a lot of people who have seen him recently, with one person tweeting: “Apparently boombox Barry has swapped his bike out for an e-scooter and I just don’t know what to do with this information.”
Someone else said: “Boombox Barry has upgraded from a bike to an E SCOOTER! No way”
An entire ‘BREAKING NEWS’ Reddit thread was even started last month to discuss his new wheels.
One user commented: “The use of the word “breaking”, and it being in upper case, correctly convey the importance of this information.”
Another wrote: “Haha I’m equal parts sad for the end of an era, and excited at the birth of a new chapter in Barry’s travels.”
Someone else posted: “I moved to Manchester from Baltimore, Maryland few months back. First time I saw him in Piccadilly I was like ‘What the…’. Fast forward 4 months later, I’m like ‘There’s my man!’.”
Morocco fans shut down the streets of Rusholme while celebrating remarkable win against Spain
Morocco fans living in Manchester were understandably ecstatic following their incredible win over Spain in the World Cup and their celebrations ended up spilling onto the streets of Rusholme.
The North African nation who currently sit as the world no. 22 in the FIFA ranking stunned almost everyone watching their round of 16 tie against Spain, who for many were considered among the favourites to win the tournament, as they beat them 3-0 on penalties.
After some serious heroics from the keeper commonly known as ‘Bono’, Spanish-born wingback Achraf Hakimi sealed the win with an audacious Panenka penalty to send Morocco into the quarters.
And this is how those on the streets of Rusholme reacted:
As you can see, large stretches of the Curry Mile were brought to a standstill as Morocco fans danced in the streets, sounding out chants and waving flags following their historic victory.
Besides beating the same team who smacked Costa Rica for seven just a couple of games prior, they also became the first Arab nation to ever make it to the final eight of the World Cup. Record-breakers.
Although the scenes were obviously joyous, the jubilation did lead to a series of impromptu roadblocks.
It’s even crazier to think what the trajectory of this video would have looked if you wound the clock back even by another 10 years.
As you can, not only has the company shown city’s skyline evolves over time, the company recently highlighted both central and Greater Manchester, highlighting the likes of Salford, Salford Quays and Stockport as they continue to grow.
While plenty of people have been understandably concerned over Manchester’s ever-changing skyline, especially post-2020’s Manctopia programme about the local property boom, the money these new-builds and developments have generated in the city cannot be denied.
Not only is Manchester one of the fastest-growing cities in Europe but two different towns in the region have been named among the best places to live in Britain over the past 12 months alone, but the city centre itself was named by Time Out as one of the best locations to visit anywhere in the UK.
It’s no wonder some of the happiest people in the country also live here, apparently.
Just lots of people telling us what we already know: Manchester is mint and thanks to its ever-changing skyline, it’s only looking more attractive to city types.