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'There'll be Wows everywhere before you know it' - WowYauChow, Altrincham, reviewed

Ruth Allan fights her own children for a bite at Alty's new British-Chinese restaurant

03 18 2019 Brutalist North Campus In Summer Part 2

Manchester’s 'Little Brasilia' under threat as development looms

The university should not be brutal to its own Brutalism, says Jonathan Schofield

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Exclusive first look inside KALA - Gary Usher's new King Street bistro

Confidential gets the very first sneak peek inside the latest Elite Bistro

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Selling up and moving out: is Chorlton Irish Club doomed?

Regret, reaction and petition to save this ‘community asset’

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Residents bite back: Macintosh Village resists 'Fallowfieldisation'

Jonathan Schofield on the residents group taking the council to task over a 70% student...

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'Get your hands greasy and rip it to shreds' - Baity, Didsbury, reviewed

Lucy Tomlinson hops on the Middle Eastern bandwagon and heads for Didsbury’s corner of Palestine...

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10 more Manchester artists you need to know about

From new urbanists to art activists, the local art scene is as lively as ever

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Middlewood Locks - Salford's new £1bn neighbourhood is a proper whopper

Where is it? What does it look like on the inside? And how much does...

2019 03 14 Erst Food

10 new Manchester restaurants (and a bar) you might not know about

From another new place in Ancoats to Nepalese street food and a new Syrian gaff

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Training in the real world: UP Fitness launch LiveUP for men

You don't need to be a celebrity or well-off to train with Ultimate Performance –...

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Mason's two new menus: wow and wow again

Sarah Tierney on a £9.50 lunch deal and a Jekyll and Hyde a la carte menu

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‘Top-notch kitchen talent is obvious’ - Hyssop at The Bulls Head, Glossop, reviewed

Neil Sowerby heads for the cobbles of Old Glossop to visit a beloved pub rescued...

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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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'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

2019 01 02 Sushi Kimchi Teriyaki Noodles

'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

Kai Deansgate

‘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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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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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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Week 11: Sleuth gets to the bottom of the Regent Road chaos

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Sleuth - Neville's new plans for St Michael's, that Piccadilly Gardens wall and Samchester

Week 10: Sleuth and the satisfaction of graffiti progression

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Sleuth: Apostrophe abuse, 215-year-old plugs and a really grumpy architect

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Sleuth - Hot Love in Northenden, Canal Water Stolen, Lily Allen

Week 8: Sleuth gets tied up at the Racquets Club

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The Lawrence – bijou luxury lair just a broomstick ride away

The Lawrence makes a stylish, boutique base for visiting Pendle Witch Country and the Ribble...

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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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Illuminating times in Flemish gem Ghent

Ghent’s revival after the Austrian invasion came with the Industrial Revolution, and it has our...

190301 Turija Sausages

Belgrade – the full package for history and hedonism

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'Get your hands greasy and rip it to shreds' - Baity, Didsbury, reviewed

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Week 11: Sleuth gets to the bottom of the Regent Road chaos

10 new Manchester restaurants (and a bar) you might not know about

From another new place in Ancoats to Nepalese street food and a new Syrian gaff

Residents bite back: Macintosh Village resists 'Fallowfieldisation'

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Experience Parsi food at Bombay to Mumbai

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2019 03 18 Wowyauchow Review Screen Shot 2019 03 18 At 15 31 13

'There'll be Wows everywhere before you know it' - WowYauChow, Altrincham, reviewed

Ruth Allan fights her own children for a bite at Alty's new British-Chinese restaurant

2019 03 15 Sardus Cheese And Meat

What exactly is Sardinian food?

Wafer thin flatbreads, chickpea pancakes, artisan cheese and lots and lots of gin

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