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170725 Benugo

Benugo - another London chain headed for Manchester

If only the city had its own successful coffeeshops...

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The Alchemist doesn't suck (plastic)

Final straw as city centre cocktail bars introduce environmental pledge

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25 new bars, coffeeshops and restaurants opening soon in Manchester

From butter-dunked bagels to futuristic cocktail caves, here's a round-up of shiny new bars, restaurants...

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Fancy a free curry in Northern Quarter? Then all you gotta do is talk...

Vicky Smith meets a theatre company striking an unusual bargain

The return of Friedrich Engels - right or wrong?

Jonathan Schofield examines complaints that the return of a dead German communist is a bad thing

170725 Forest Side Review Garden In Its Setting

Restaurant Review - The Forest Side, Grasmere

Neil Sowerby on a glamorous (at times twee) country haven playing the Michelin star game...

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UP Fitness open new gym in XYZ Building

Get an exclusive look at its state-of-the-art new personal training facility.

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Comptoir Libanais: how to eat Lebanese food

The food, roots and souk-influenced style of the Middle Eastern food success

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The best independent fashion boutiques in Manchester (and beyond)

From the inner city to the golden triangle, L’Oréal Blackett lists the boutiques flying the...

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One Big Weekend, Comic Con & Clownfest - 10 top things to do this weekend

From a 'fest of fools’ to a seaside funfair (in Heaton Park?) - there's loads...

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10 ways to meet someone in Manchester this summer

From cat speed dating to comedy workshops, here’s how to find love in the city...

Things to do
this month...

Gigs, exhibitions, shows, festivals, events and more...

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15 great things to do in Manchester this July

From MIF to Bluedot, Pretty Muddy to the Colour Run, this month is looking like...

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Top 10 Manchester theatre & comedy: July-August ’17

From Funny Girl to Sister Act, Cotton Panic to Derren Brown, here's our pick of...

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Top 10 Manchester exhibitions: July-August '17

From terrible toddlers to Victorian science, Gaychester to Gaskell, here's our pick of Manchester’s exhibitions...

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Top 10 Manchester gigs & concerts: July-August ’17

From Kate Nash to Sampha, Mark Knight to Monophonics, here's our pick of Manchester’s music...

Sleuth

Sleuth is a sideways glance at the city each week. It's the truth, but Sleuth's truth...

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Sleuth - Phil Collins, Communist irony and Chinese hotdog pizza buns

Week 29: in which Sleuth instigates high-level accountancy wars

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Sleuth - Get Neville, techno tears and MIF's most MIF thing ever

Week 28: in which Sleuth is shown Manchester's oldest bee tattoo (sort of)

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Sleuth - Manchester's first Mexican, Neville's new tower design, two blokes in a dingy

Week 27: in which Sleuth meets a very DAFT man

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Sleuth - MIF, Wee-Man & Bishop Bashing

Week 26: in which Sleuth bags a Gladstone and Gordo sulks

Body
Confidential

All the best in health, beauty and fashion across Manchester and beyond...

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Inside Altrincham’s new vegan and cruelty-free beauty salon

L’Oréal Blackett finds out whether ethical and beauty standards measure up at Kokoa eco beauty...

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Manchester Lookbook '17 - 3 ways to wear a hot pink jacket

Personal stylist Emma Carr takes a hot pink blazer from lunch to dinner to drinks...

17 07 14 Black White Denim Boutique

The best independent fashion boutiques in Manchester (and beyond)

From the inner city to the golden triangle, L’Oréal Blackett lists the boutiques flying the...

170713 Two For Joy

"It costs £3.55 to make a £25 t-shirt" - Manchester brand reveals true price of ethical fashion

Owner of sustainable fashion brand Two For Joy opens up the conversation on ethical sourcing

Travel

Travel news, reviews and guides...

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Birdwatching adventures around Lisbon’s Tagus estuary

Among culturally rich European towns and cities with fabulous birding on their doorsteps Lisbon must...

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Swanning around in border book town Hay-on-Wye

The new look Swan has 19 bedrooms, four of which allow dogs for a £1...

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Bodysgallen Hall – where history and luxury meet

Bodysgallen is a remarkable place to stay. It is run as a luxury hotel by...

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From the Titanic to Bestie – Our Belfast Top Ten

You can’t really miss ‘European’s leading visitor attraction’ (World Travel Awards), erected on the site...

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Three major city centre developments get council thumbs up

Trinity Islands, London Road Fire Station and 'Found Space' have all been granted approval

UP Fitness open new gym in XYZ Building

Get an exclusive look at its state-of-the-art new personal training facility.

Benugo - another London chain headed for Manchester

If only the city had its own successful coffeeshops...

WATCH | Picnics in the park with Deliveroo

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170726 Kabana 1

Fancy a free curry in Northern Quarter? Then all you gotta do is talk...

Vicky Smith meets a theatre company striking an unusual bargain

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Restaurant Review - Fress, Northern Quarter

Jonathan Schofield enjoys a sharp new restaurant on a street that’s changing

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