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Lancashire Cotton Famine

A short history of Manchester: Americans, slavery and fellowship

Jonathan Schofield continues his Manchester history series with stories from the 18th and 19th centuries

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Albert Square to grow by 20% as roads are scrapped

New plans to transform Manchester's main public square into 'one of the finest civic spaces...

Flight Club Shoreditch

Flight Club - new 'social darts' bar opens in October

'Supercharged' version of the old pub game is coming to Manchester, following successful openings in...

Theresa May

Manchester MP calls Brexit "the worst deal since the Russians sold Alaska to the USA"

The Prime Minister has fully embraced the anti-democratic philosophy of the European Union, says Graham...

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Julie Hesmondhalgh on Take Back Theatre: 'where acting meets activism'

The political theatre collective was co-founded by Hesmondhalgh in response to the 2015 Tory conference...

Ace Tate

Dutch eyewear brand Ace & Tate to open in Northern Quarter

Opening Thursday 19 July, the team plan to put on a spectacle on Oldham Street

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Could Manchester actually ban Donald Trump?

Yes, but it would involve obtaining a civil banning order through the court... anyone got...

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Auction Against Hunger is coming to Manchester - but what is it?

Action Against Hunger's massive food and drink charity party heads to Upper Campfield Market in...

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Reviews

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'Does every dish really need a back story?' - Sardus Cucina, Altrincham, reviewed

Ruth Allan enjoys a comforting, polished treat... by Bem Brasil?

2018 07 06 Safire Exterior

“Prawns looked like they’d been through nuclear Armageddon” - Safire, Upper Brook Street, reviewed

Heatwave? Spicy food is better than an omelette, says Lucy Tomlinson

2018 02 07 Opium Wagyu Pizza

“Not just any pizzas. Exotica on a dough base” – Opium, Deansgate, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield has a remarkable meal, but not in that way

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'A tiger without the teeth' - Grand Pacific, King Street, reviewed

With flavours spanning the Far East, Deanna Thomas was expecting it to pack a bit...

Food &
Drink

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Masons Restaurant Bar wins ‘Restaurant of the Year’

The Manchester venue beat off countrywide competition in the National Best New Business Awards

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Video - first look inside Tast on King Street

Pep Guardiola's three-storey Catalan restaurant launches on Friday 20th July

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The Alderley Hotel restaurant is all about good taste

Enjoy classic dishes, modern touches and contemporary style at this much loved favourite

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7 great dishes to try around Manchester: July 2018

From English parmesan to Cuban doughnuts - here's our favourite dishes this month

News &
Comment

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How much? Green Quarter residents told to pay £3m to replace Grenfell-style cladding

As leaseholders are asked to stump up costs, is it time we turned the sprinklers...

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Manchester’s finally behaving like a European city... so where's the late night grub?

Outdoor seating, day drinking, what fun! But there's still something missing.

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Code of Conduct: how to behave in... Spinningfields

Sleuth takes a look at the new set of rules issued for the city's financial...

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Is Northern Quarter in danger of becoming just another Shoreditch?

With stalwarts such as MadLab and Marc the Printers now gone, Andrea Sandor speaks with...

Things To
Do

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Auction Against Hunger is coming to Manchester - but what is it?

Action Against Hunger's massive food and drink charity party heads to Upper Campfield Market in...

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MIF and WHP team up for 'Special Edition' at Mayfield Depot

6 Music’s Mary Anne Hobbs is curating four events across five nights in November

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Gin festival to take over Upper Campfield Market Hall

MFDF and the Gin Lounge will transform the iconic Victorian building into a ‘gin-dom’ this...

Salford Quays

Light, water and scale: Salford Quays on foot

Jonathan Schofield takes you for a waterside wander

Sleuth

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

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Council send Trump to Denmark + Alberts everywhere + Naughty shop window

Sleuth week 28: in which Sleuth squeezes brains onto his lunch

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Sleuth - Manchester wins gross street award + is Jordan Henderson actually Alan Turing?

Week 27: in which Sleuth doesn’t get offered food by a fat lady on the...

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Manchester is not not London + Manchester's biggest lunch + tooth or todger?

Week 25: in which Sleuth meets England supporters on Gnome Island

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Sleuth on... Manchester Day, Liam Gallagher and politically correct stag dos

Week 24: in which Ryan Giggs doesn't fall down a hole

Best of
MCR

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An alternative walk through Northern Quarter and Ancoats (part one)

Factories, warehouses, street art and a few things you probably didn't know...

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Salford's Peel Park is looking lovely - now let's sort the rest out

Jonathan Schofield thinks the provision of beautiful parks should be part of health policy

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The ultimate guide to Manchester's best outdoor bars, terraces & beer gardens

With over 35 spots, here's your ultimate guide to city centre suppin' in the sun

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Old Manchester pubs and cinemas from the '60s to '90s

From the Seahawk to the Grosvenor Picture Palace... let's all head off down memory lane

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videos

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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

Jianbing

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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The cream of Bristol? Go with the flow

Bristol attractions are not just centred on engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel and explorer John Cabot...

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Tijuana blast – a foodie day trip down Mexico way

Back in the 1920s Tijuana was called Satan’s Playground by American preachers aghast at their...

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Neil Sowerby’s Fabulous 15 ‘Good To Go’s in San Diego

Of all the places to live the California Dream San Diego has few equals. The...

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Why Alentejo is the new Algarve (just keep it quiet)

Fine beaches, whitewashed villages, centuries-old crafts…Vicky Smith is amazed it’s still a secret

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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...

Flight Club - new 'social darts' bar opens in October

'Supercharged' version of the old pub game is coming to Manchester, following successful openings in...

Win a luxurious stay at Alderley Edge Hotel

A Junior Suite, three-course dinner with paired wines and breakfast the next morning

The Alderley Hotel restaurant is all about good taste

Enjoy classic dishes, modern touches and contemporary style at this much loved favourite

'Vote out the greens' - The Anthologist, St Peter's Square, reviewed

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Menu Fisso at San Carlo Fumo - daytime dining at its best

Italian food for grazing and sharing, at a great price

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‘Winesday’ is the new Wednesday at Wood Restaurant

The middle of the week just got a whole lot more interesting

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