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2018 09 20 Yes First Look Low Res 13

YES Manchester opens this weekend - but what is it?

Take a look around Manchester’s new four storey music venue, bar and food hangout

2018 09 21 Sleuth 8

Sleuth - most Manc pub of the year, bee slander and overdue rockets

Week 36: in which Sleuth develops a new Manchester souvenir

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2018 09 20 Mfdf Gin Cocktails

A Kingdom of Gin is coming to Manchester: Let the fun beGIN

Brace yourselves for four hour tasting sessions and the chance to make your own bottle

2018 09 18 Festival Of The Dead

Miss at your peril…Manchester’s top five Halloween events

Film screenings in an empty swimming pool, an underworld-themed festival and even Bongo’s Bingo

2018 09 18 Viet Shack Interior

‘Colourful and flavourful’ - Viet Shack, Ancoats, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield finds another place to love in Manchester

2018 09 19 Canto Exterior

Take a look inside - Canto Modern Portuguese restaurant, Ancoats

Sister restaurant to El Gato Negro opens this week with ex-Barrafina head chef at the...

Top 100 Restaurants in the North West revealed

The Confidentials team release the region's first dedicated restaurant guide

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Suffragettes commemorated in new Pankhurst Garden

After a successful crowdfunding campaign, the garden was opened last week at Emmeline’s former home...

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Grill in the Park, Worsley unveils new look and new menu

Another Marriott Hotel restaurant ups its game and gets a refurb

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Experience The Rabbit's new Autumn menu at wine pairing dinner

With expert wine pairing from South Australian winey Unico Zelo

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Learn to paint like Van Gogh while drinking beer

Art, ale and anthems: September events at Seven Bro7hers Beerhouse

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Don Giovanni rises from the flames

The award-winning Italian will reopen in September with 50% off food

2018 08 28 Company Chameleon

15 great things to do in Manchester: September 2018

From Auction Against Hunger to Matilda the Musical, our top picks for this September

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Reviews

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'Fast pan-Asian food with added pandemonium' - East Street, Piccadilly Gardens, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield enjoys it quick and spicy in Spice Land

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'The Korean dishes are a treat (not so much the sushi)' - OKitchen, Didsbury, reviewed

Neil Sowerby considers cultural appropriation and massive geisha heads in the suburbs.

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'It's all-you-can-eat (not that you'd want to)' - Sakura, Cheetham Hill, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield grapples with technology, plastic fish and creamy things

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'Solid and reliable, but it didn’t get me going' - Borage, Bowdon, reviewed

A decent feed provides some consolation for Lucy Tomlinson’s property envy

Sleuth

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

Bez Sleuth

Sleuth - Madchester grows old, sneaky developers and what is Bez up to now?

Week 36: Picasso paints again... in Ramsbottom

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Manchester Airport stupidity, Mobike nonsense and a criminal mastermind - Sleuth

Week 35: in which Sleuth meets Dr B Nana

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Sleuth - Spice dealers Mobike dilemma + Pride traffic light confusion

Week 34: in which Manchester is beaten by candy floss

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Sleuth - Ancoats A-board anthem and a bulldog in a tie

Week 33: in which Sleuth turns around, every now and then... EEK!

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This is Manchester: 99 photos from the 1970s

Abandoned stations, vast housing blocks and the birth of a city centre monster - a...

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Beyond the city: how to spend a weekend in... Salford

Carolyn Yates continues her tour around Greater Manchester’s urban environs - this time it’s the...

Crab 20 Storeys

8 of the best things to eat around Manchester this month (August 2018)

This month: Crispy bits, squeezy heads and a massive crab

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Manchester's most unusual structures: part one

Jonathan Schofield takes a starter for five with some odd and unique buildings

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Confidential Eats: New Smithfield – inside Manchester’s midnight market

While most of us sleep, this lot are bartering, buying, selling and telling lies to...

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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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Confidential Eats: an alternative guide to Manchester's Curry Mile

We head off on a kebab pilgrimage to Rusholme with DJ Luke 'Kebab Man' Unabomber

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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...

Travel

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A New World of Words – exploring Massachusetts’ literary landmarks

Neil Sowerby’s road trip in search of Massachusetts’ literary landmarks took in scenery and settlements...

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Cape Cod and Nantucket – the New England of your dreams

It was back in the Sixties that Provincetown, a remote, predominantly Portuguese fishing hamlet first...

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A villa with a sea view – a different take on Tuscany

La Maremma – once a hostile land of brigands and rife with malaria – is...

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Café Belvedere: luxury vodka brand to open pop-up in Artisan

With top bartenders Joe and Dan Schofield curating the cocktail list

Win a pair of VIP preview tickets to Manchester Art Fair

Enjoy complimentary drinks, music and be the first to buy art at the North’s favourite...

Take a look inside - Canto Modern Portuguese restaurant, Ancoats

Sister restaurant to El Gato Negro opens this week with ex-Barrafina head chef at the...

‘Colourful and flavourful’ - Viet Shack, Ancoats, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield finds another place to love in Manchester

YES Manchester opens this weekend - but what is it?

2018 09 20 Yes First Look Low Res 13
2018 09 20 Mfdf Gin Cocktails

A Kingdom of Gin is coming to Manchester: Let the fun beGIN

Brace yourselves for four hour tasting sessions and the chance to make your own bottle

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Watch Scene make a curry from scratch

This is why their dishes are a cut-above the rest

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