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20170809 Wilmslow Cookery School Mixers

6 places that will teach you how to cook like a boss

Learn everything from basic cooking to some pretty impressive kitchen techniques

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Remembering Manchester's 'B of the Bang' as London’s Garden Bridge falls

Jonathan Schofield recalls a striking failure and other Mancunian sculptural controversies

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Restaurant Review - Chaat Cart, Marple

The new permanent gaff hasn’t lost any of the popular street food stall’s charm...

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Hermés to launch ‘luxury launderette’ on King Street this October

The Parisian designers will revive pre-loved silk scarves in the Herméstatic launderette

10 boozy festivals coming up soon in Manchester

From Oktoberfest to Big Indie Wine and even a Pizza & Prosecco festival - celebrate booze in its many, glorious forms

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Prof Brian Cox wrong to 'stifle debate' over climate change - Graham Stringer MP

Blackley and Broughton MP describes his reasons for disagreeing with Brian Cox, Jim Al-Khalili and...

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Video - Gordo interviews Masterchef winner Simon Wood ahead of restaurant opening

Wood opens WOOD in First Street this month - Gordo gives him a grilling

Almost Famous Indy Man Beer Con

Vote for your favourite Manchester street food trader

From Holy Crab to Savage Cabbage, Yakumama to Oh My Glaze - vote for your...

Toast

Altrincham to get 'unique dining concept'... things on bread

Orange says Toast will be the best thing since sliced bread

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7 city centre bars and pubs where it's OK to bring your baby

Molly Whitehead-Jones on (gentle) boozing with baby in tow

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The Oast House will not be demolished

Popular boozer to stay put with new bars and redeveloped courtyard - despite fears it...

Things to do
this month...

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

170728 Pride Big Weekend

15 great things to do in Manchester this August

From Pride Big Weekend to the Caribbean Carnival and a rave in a monastery, you’re...

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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...

170616 Sampha

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...

Sleuth Sandwich Boards

Are sandwich boards just road works for people, and is Cynar the worst drink ever? - Sleuth

Week 33: in which an orange serves toast

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Shock as Londoners say BBC should never have left London + new schooner bar confirms suspicions -...

Week 32: in which Sleuth ties together a sleeping man's laces on the train

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Sleuth - the Bolti, the vibrating pub seat and Mobike, mo' problems

Week 31: in which Sleuth discovers that pulling out never works in a toilet

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Sleuth - Fred Engels, Tony Wilson, Chris Grayling & A Rock

Week 30: in which Sleuth enjoys pub toilet cartography

Body
Confidential

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

2017 08 21 Hermes1 Copyright Alain Benoit

Hermés to launch ‘luxury launderette’ on King Street this October

The Parisian designers will revive pre-loved silk scarves in the Herméstatic launderette

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7 city centre bars and pubs where it's OK to bring your baby

Molly Whitehead-Jones on (gentle) boozing with baby in tow

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Getting hitched? Here's 12 alternative wedding venues in Manchester

Bored of your average bridal bash? Then shake up tradition with these unconventional wedding venues

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Manchester Fashion Lookbook - how to style red leather pants this autumn

Emma Carr proves that fire engine red should be embraced not feared

Travel

Travel news, reviews and guides...

170717 Hipping

New look Hipping Hall well worth the trip

It may be seven years since the first series of The Trip on BBC but...

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Relishing a fresh taste of mighty Berlin

It’s a city utterly changed, obviously for the better, the axis for citizen and tourist...

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Starry Peacock rules the roost at Rowsley

A wonderful mix of old and new, not stuffily resting on its laurels, the public...

170716 170716 Ropeway By Dominik Butzmann

Getting high on Berlin’s glorious garden extravaganza

IGA – it stands for International Garten Ausstellung – is held every decade, each time...

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25% off cicchetti at Amoré Cucina & Bar

Small plates at small prices – 25% off cicchetti snacks and sides menu

Venture to Volta for smashing small plates

Delicious dishes on the menu in Didsbury

Byron Hamburgers giveaway!

Celebrate National Burger Day with 20% off on Thursday – and 200 FREE burgers on Friday

Sunday Lunch at Randall and Aubin

Nothing ends the week quite like a good old traditional roast dinner

Hermés to launch ‘luxury launderette’ on King Street this October

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Top Manchester chefs unite for ‘supper club safari’

Five-course Moveable Feast will take place across restaurants including Grafene and The French on 28 September

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New design for Gary Neville's St Michael’s tower revealed

Jonathan Schofield thinks the controversial scheme is on the way to becoming a real city...

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