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Manchester Hall: a spendid re-invention

Jonathan Schofield heartily approves of a striking and handsome asset for Manchester

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'A Michelin offshoot playing to the crowd' - The Barn at Moor Hall, Aughton, Review

How does Moor Hall's 'casual' new sibling shape up?

10 New Openings

10 new bars, restaurants and coffee shops you might not know about

Prepare for a siege of small plates, a cascade of cocktails and piles of pizza...

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Hulme's Captain Cae0s is finally evicted

A vulnerable man, of pensionable age, made homeless - this speaks to the heart of...

Eat on the cheap - Manchester's top 50 December dining deals

From unlimited Sunday lunch to bottomless ramen brunch, pig out on this lot...

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Orange wine with your turkey this year? It’s the future

Neil Sowerby strays from the mainstream to pick twelve challenging Christmas crackers

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10 dishes you should try around Manchester this December

This month: Welsh goats, duck hearts and Kurdish kebabs...

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Banyan owners to open new Deansgate venue

Arc Inspirations plan to bring Manahatta brand to spot opposite Hawksmoor

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Fining Manchester's beggars is not the answer

It’s not the economics, it’s the politics, says Sam Wheeler

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Lash on a leash - 10 stops on Manchester's only dog-friendly bar crawl

Neil Sowerby takes Captain Smidge out on a bender in Manchester city centre

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'I love it like lovage' - The Patron, Northern Quarter, Review

Jonathan Schofield adores big windows and isn't a teenage girl

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Video: Take a look inside the Mackie Mayor - Northern Quarter's new food hall

The grade II listed former meat market's transformation into trendy food haven is complete... and...

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Jianbing - the Chinese crepe causing queues in Piccadilly Gardens

Crowds of hungry punters are gathering daily outside this converted ice cream hut. Here's why...

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Who (or what) is Bunny Jackson?

First Street's new booze and blues bar is inspired by a New Orleans harmonica player...

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The Massive C*ck burger is a real thing... and available in Manchester

It took three of us to hold it up

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Eat on the cheap - Manchester's top 50 December dining deals

From unlimited Sunday lunch to bottomless ramen brunch, pig out on this lot...

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10 reasons why Gordo won’t be visiting Manchester's Christmas Markets

Confidential’s increasingly irritable publisher gets very grouchy this time of year. Here’s why…

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5 new bars and restaurant to try this November

Remember, remember these five new openings this November...

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Attention to detail - how Manchester is failing tourism

Manchester can be a true tourist city, but there are key areas in which to...

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Gigs, exhibitions, shows, festivals, events and more

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Jamiroquai to Jools Holland - top 10 gigs & concerts in Manchester (Nov-Dec’17)

Funk, Soul and Sound Control - here’s our pick of Manchester’s best music over the...

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Danger Mouse is back - top 10 exhibitions in Manchester (Nov-Dec’17)

From the Reformation to Noddy - here’s our pick of Manchester’s best exhibitions over the...

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The Snark and Something Dark - top 10 theatre & comedy in Manchester (Nov-Dec’17)

From Spamalot to Margaret Cho - here’s our pick of Manchester’s best shows over the...

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10 top things to do in Manchester this December

From ghost hunting to partying in a canal, there’s more to December than Christmas

Sleuth

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

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Man who hates job hails Metrolink + Manchester's worst tour - Sleuth

Week 47: in which the King of Gondor plans a new city centre tower

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Sleuth - NQ's not ready bar opening, sneaky Mobike and mad David Icke

Week 46: Sleuth meets a pair of drunk bears

Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets cheer and the mystery of the Golden Helmet - Sleuth

Week 45: FREE Banana Fritters... but only for monkeys

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The Man, Metrolink queues and a bunch of Kunst - Sleuth

Week 44: Sleuth wonders if Andy Burnham is getting above himself

Travel

Travel news, reviews and guides...

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10 luminous spots on a North California Road Trip

On his San Francisco to Seattle road trip Neil Sowerby couldn't resist Sonoma wine country...

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Magical Mykonos still super chic after all these years

After the Swinging Sixties the boho chic of the Seventies elevated Mykonos from a bartering...

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The Inn at Whitewell’s a timeless country gem

Nowadays, given a savvily smart makeover while retaining traditional character, the Inn’s a perfect laid-back...

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Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show 2018

Discover your next escape – for free

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Day 12 - Body advent calendar competition 2017

It's the 12th day of Christmas. Open your next beauty gift

Orange wine with your turkey this year? It’s the future

Neil Sowerby strays from the mainstream to pick twelve challenging Christmas crackers

Hulme's Captain Cae0s is finally evicted

A vulnerable man, of pensionable age, made homeless - this speaks to the heart of...

Who was voted the 'Greatest Northerner of all Time’ (well, Manc)?

The shortlist included L.S. Lowry, Emmeline Pankhurst and, er, Liam Gallagher?

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Day 13 - Body advent calendar competition 2017

Lucky number 13...

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'As good as Rudy's or Honest Crust... and cheaper' - Cibus Pizza, Levenshulme, Review

Lucy Tomlinson scopes out Levenshulme's hyped new pizza pop-up

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