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Pret under threat - Pot Kettle Black to open in Spinningfields

The award-winning Barton Arcade coffeeshop is moving into No.1 Spinningfields tower

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Stain on the city - why are Manchester's pavements so dirty?

Jonathan Schofield reports on the mess damaging our reputation

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BAFTA designer is first female artist to receive plaque in Manchester

A memorial for Mitzi Cunliffe will be unveiled at her Didsbury studio, where she created...

Tast In Progress On King Street

Tast - new King Street restaurant reveals chef and opening date

The Pep Guardiola-backed Catalan kitchen will launch on Friday 20th July

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‘They deducted tips and charged us for mistakes’ – disgruntled server blasts Didsbury restaurant

A former employee of Albert’s restaurant accuses bosses of pocketing tips and fining employees

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Warth Mills: the Bury WWII internment camp that time forgot

Henry Wuga, its last known survivor, has revealed his experience of the ‘dangerous’ camp -...

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A greater problem: seven hours in Piccadilly Gardens with Operation Mandera

The people on the streets of the city centre rarely start here. All of Greater...

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What’s the fuss? Why people are fan-boying for ‘Manc-only’ loft apartments

CAPITAL&CENTRIC’s refreshing ban on overseas investors is causing a buzz amongst locals

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Reviews

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'Busier than Market Street on a Bank Holiday' - Azuma, Hulme, reviewed

Things get steamy for Ruth Allan in Hulme's Korean BBQ and hotpot restaurant

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"Flaming salt rocks, it was practically medieval warfare" - Borrello, Sale, reviewed

Lucy Tomlinson stumbles into this old-school Italian

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“Tropical in colour and flavour” - Siam Smiles, Deansgate, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield likes the sharp, flavoured, simplicity of a relocated Thai restaurant

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'Gordo has come to see how good Lisa Allen is' - Northcote, Langho, reviewed

Nigel Haworth has turned the kitchen reins over, but can the new team keep up...

Food &
Drink

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Manchester's top 35 restaurant deals: June 2018

From free brekkie to oodles of noodles, get your teeth into this lot….

Tast In Progress On King Street

Tast - new King Street restaurant reveals chef and opening date

The Pep Guardiola-backed Catalan kitchen will launch on Friday 20th July

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Which North West restaurants made the UK Top 100?

There were one or two surprises this year

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Ancoats restaurant Squid Ink to close

But its owner has revealed exciting new plans

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Why The Parlour is a man’s best friend

Some 70 beers and ciders, a growing wine list, quality scran...and furry friends welcome too

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Score a free football cocktail at Masons

They're offering complimentary World Cup-themed cocktails during the Group Stages

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Long lunches are go at Impossible

Revamp your midday meal with a revamped menu

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Campo Viejo's Spanish Supper Club - grab one of the last few spots

Good food, relaxed conversation and even the chance to blend your own wine

News &
Comment

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Stain on the city - why are Manchester's pavements so dirty?

Jonathan Schofield reports on the mess damaging our reputation

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Band on the Wall secures £1.65m expansion

Plans include greater capacity, improved learning facilities and transforming the derelict Cocozza building

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22 years on: the myth of the 1996 Manchester Bomb

It’s become a cliché to say that on the 15th June 1996 a city changed...

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A greater problem: seven hours in Piccadilly Gardens with Operation Mandera

The people on the streets of the city centre rarely start here. All of Greater...

Things To
Do

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8 alternative gyms to try in Manchester

Women-only gyms, gyms with DJs, gyms for people who hate gyms…

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Beyond the city: how to spend a weekend in… Chorlton

Carolyn Yates continues her tour around the urban environs of the city - this time...

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Five of Manchester's best independent bookshops

With Independent Bookshop Week around the corner (16-23 June), check out these local literary legends

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15 things to do in Manchester: June 2018

From MancMade to A Taste of Honey - fifteen things that should be on your...

Sleuth

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

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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

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Northern Rail, Love Island and the most efficient toilet in the world

Week 23: Sleuth says you should never do it in public

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Sleuth - obscene embroidery, council idiocy, Bank of England closes

Week 22: how to take care of your beer

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Sleuth - Mo in a lift, obsessive fans, world records and bone marrow

Week 21: Revealed - ‘water is hot’

Best of
MCR

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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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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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Manchester's most unusual structures: part one

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

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Manchester's best pies and where to find them

Five wonderful local pies and puddings - we’re not telling porkies

Body
Confidential

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Watch – Lanigan & Hulme styles premium British menswear at Manchester Hall

The Royal Exchange Arcade boutique show us how to do 'modern classic' menswear

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Video - You can now take lightsaber classes... in Oldham

"This is a real sport with a fictional weapon"

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Move over Tinder: 5 niche dating apps to try this Spring

From Kanye West-themed dating to finding love through hate, these 5 apps could revive your...

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Watch - What I Wore Manchester: Northern Quarter vintage

In a new series, Body Confidential editor L'Oréal Blackett shares her favourite NQ vintage hotspots...

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videos

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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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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: New Smithfield – inside Manchester’s midnight market

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

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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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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A shrine to wine at Michelin-starred Fischer’s Baslow Hall

The private dining room t has been transformed with blue teal Georgian panelling and a...

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Pret under threat - Pot Kettle Black to open in Spinningfields

The award-winning Barton Arcade coffeeshop is moving into No.1 Spinningfields tower

Band on the Wall secures £1.65m expansion

Plans include greater capacity, improved learning facilities and transforming the derelict Cocozza building

Why The Parlour is a man’s best friend

Some 70 beers and ciders, a growing wine list, quality scran...and furry friends welcome too

Closed - struggling Mahiki calls it a day in Manchester

City centre tiki club goes pop just eight months after opening

Win eight tickets for The Big Grill

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A beast of a feast is coming to Manchester…The Big Grill

Where there’s smoke, expect fire

2018 06 20 Campo Viejo Blending

Campo Viejo's Spanish Supper Club - grab one of the last few spots

Good food, relaxed conversation and even the chance to blend your own wine

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