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Clampdown: getting tough on Manchester’s beggars

Jonathan Schofield examines the need for a Public Space Protection Order

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Taste It: this unlikely Salford pizzeria & gelateria has just one table - and it's brilliant

And it’s only five minutes walk from the city centre

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'Great expectations, dashed' - The Goose & Gander, Blackrod, reviewed

Neil Sowerby takes a slightly wrong turn down memory lane

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15 ways to celebrate International Women’s Day in Manchester

Feminist films, world premieres, empowering marches…events abound for this year's IWD (8 March)

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'Do we need more tapas? Rafael of El Rincon thinks we do' - Rafa's, Didsbury, reviewed

Lucy Tomlinson enjoys delicious foreign oddments at El Rincon’s new offshoot

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Trafford waste wars: hated 'green bin tax' scrapped - but is Amey next?

Lucy Tomlinson attempts to explain the controversy over a rubbish initiative

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Cromford Court - the story of the Arndale's forgotten rooftop houses

Hayley Flynn on the shopping centre's forgotten flats and the beat clubs that came before

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Manchester football clubs at the centre of Premiership breakaway tensions

Danny Moran wants to know: are Manchester City the first post-Premiership football club?

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Great steaks! - Why Stannylands is still a Cut Above the rest

Steak night just got a lot more exciting with this limited offer

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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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Is this Manchester’s most luxurious penthouse?

First luxe: we check out The Lowry Hotel’s revamped penthouse

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'Even Dishoom and Bundobust don’t come close' - Lily's, Ashton-under-Lyne, reviewed

They've (finally) got a new, bigger and better space across the road. And it's as...

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‘Return of the Byrne - Aiden is back on form’ - Gordo reviews Restaurant MCR, Spinningfields

Manchester House is reborn and rebranded - but is it any good?

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'A chippie like no other' - The Hip Hop Chip Shop, Ancoats, reviewed

Neil Sowerby happily takes a battering at this award winning er, plaice

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'Solid, but not wildly exciting' - Sushi Kimchi, Altrincham, reviewed

When night falls, the Oxford Road Café transforms into a Japanese meets Korean restaurant

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‘As good as any I’ve slurped in Japan’ - Tokyo Ramen, Northern Quarter, reviewed

Neil Sowerby enjoys all three goes at this slightly stark new noodle joint

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‘Probably the dullest meal I'll review this year’ - KAI, Deansgate, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield pens a poem about rocket - well, it's more exciting than the food

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‘Publicity, queues and bacon naans - but could it ever match the hype?’ - Dishoom, Bridge Street,...

Deanna Thomas works her way through the menu and dreams of curry for breakfast

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'Puts you in a cheery, bonhomie sort of mood' - Pokusevski, Heaton Moor, reviewed

Lucy Tomlinson is all about nourishment not punishment this January

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2018 01 18 Queer Contact

Manchester's essential festival calendar: January to April 2019

Film, theatre, vegan, punk…and that’s just for starters

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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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Manchester’s best city centre art galleries

Whether browsing, buying or getting cultural - our guide to getting your art on

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Curiosities in the city: an alternative tour of Manchester (part three)

Smelly ditches, cow’s stomach lining and broken pianos - Jonathan Schofield reveals more strange (and...

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Where to find proper cider in Manchester - using a handy map

An in-ciders guide on where to find the 100% fresh pressed good stuff - from...

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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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Top 100 Restaurants in the North West revealed

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

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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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An interview with... The Printworks

Sleuth continues his 'Interviews with Inanimate Objects' - this time it's Manchester's premiere big entertainment...

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Sleuth: Beetham's big bill, massive pig arse and a Brexit prayer

Week 6: Sleuth enjoys a spit roast in Cragg Vale

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An interview with... Piccadilly Gardens

Sleuth continues his 'Interviews with Inanimate Objects' - this time it's everyone's favourite public space

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Sleuth: ABBA in Chorlton, gonorrhoea and a very stupid burglar

Week 4: plus, are these the most Manc footprints ever?

Travel

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Why Seville tapas is my new Devouring passion

We were in Seville as part of a guided foodie stroll run by Devour, www.devourtours.comwhich...

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Footloose and foodie on a pilgrimage to Bilbao

This circular walk was organised by award-winning tour operators Purely Pyrenees. The next four days...

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Coast, country and city – how to have a Corking time!

And to think we’d only come to Youghal (pronounced Yawl), on a late detour, for...

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Go west for wine, cheese… and the Mayflower ghosts

This is still a county rich in all things edible and drinkable – dairy, meat...

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Vegan-Italian dining: Don Giovanni launches new plant-based menu

And it's not just a few token dishes either

Michelin-starred Northcote has been sold – so what happens next?

Britannia Hospitality (not that Britannia) has acquired the luxury Lancashire hotel restaurant

IPA chicken and halloumi fries: the new menu at SEVEN BRO7HERS Beer House

The Ancoats beer house where the food is much more than an afterthought

Taste It: this unlikely Salford pizzeria & gelateria has just one table - and it's brilliant

And it’s only five minutes walk from the city centre

15 ways to celebrate International Women’s Day in Manchester

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Clampdown: getting tough on Manchester’s beggars

Jonathan Schofield examines the need for a Public Space Protection Order

2019 02 21 Goose Gander Exterior

'Great expectations, dashed' - The Goose & Gander, Blackrod, reviewed

Neil Sowerby takes a slightly wrong turn down memory lane

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