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2020 04 06 Dancing At Home Manchester Active

How to beat the coronavirus blues

Top tips for keeping anxiety and depression at bay

2018 02 09 Makers Market 5

Super markets - How our favourite local traders have gone online

New platforms are now helping many independent traders to stay in business

2020 04 02 Noones

Who's still delivering food and booze in Greater Manchester?

Forget sitting in an online queue for a supermarket, these local businesses can deliver the...

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2019 07 19 Hospital Iv Health

Did you know that the Public Health Act began in Manchester?

John Blundell on how pangolins and a health crisis have more in common than you...

2020 04 06 Nathan Moore

Hale Barns Carnival reveals star line-up for this week's ‘party at home’

Hot Chocolate, Brother Beyond and Scarlett Quigley amongst those performing

2020 04 06 Exercise Article Matt Hancock

Is our daily outside exercise slot in danger?

'Please Mr Hancock,' pleads Jonathan Schofield, 'the right to exercise must stay - for liberty's...

2020 03 30 Manchester Skyline Meha Art

How you can enjoy Manchester’s arts scene at home

Theatres, galleries, museums, comedy, music, literature…culture has gone online

2019 11 08 Manchester Gin

Manchester Gin launches virtual stay home gin tastings

Now here’s a box set we can get well into

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Are Manchester's traffic wardens being furloughed or are they essential workers?

Rules in some areas to be relaxed and parking officers' focus is to shift

2020 03 31 Shocal Delivery 1

Keeping it Shocal - The Urmston based delivery app saving local businesses

We talk to the three entrepreneurs who launched a new way to revitalise the high...

Sugo Pasta Kitchen

From curry caffs to Michelin stars - The Manchester dishes we miss the most

When this is all over we’re all having three lunches and two dinners every day...

Latest restaurant
reviews

2020 03 12 Old Stamp House Ambleside Interior

‘Detail Michelin inspectors love’ – Old Stamp House, Ambleside, reviewed

Ruth Allan heads north for some Cumbrian fare worth its Star

2020 03 09 Higher Ground Interior

‘Less can be magnificently more’ - Higher Ground, KAMPUS, reviewed

Neil Sowerby pops in to the four month pop-up in The Bungalow, facing the Village

2020 03 01 Platzki Kitchen

'One of the more enjoyable restaurant experiences' - Platzki, Great Northern, Deansgate, Reviewed

Jonathan Schofield has a new favourite restaurant in the city centre

2020 02 18 Ruyi Exterior

'Promises to ‘tonify the blood’ - Ruyi Vegetarian House, Withington, reviewed

Kelly Bishop checks out a recently revived veggie Chinese restaurant

2020 02 20 Seven Brothers Interior

'More than worth the walk' - Seven Bro7hers, Middlewood Locks, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield appreciates simple food and great beer in a very good looking development

2020 02 17 Beer And Groceries Sale Exterior

‘A brand-new kind of shopping experience’ – Groceries & Beer, Sale, reviewed

Lucy Tomlinson follows the money from Ancoats General Store to Stretford Foodhall, and now Sale

2020 02 07 Gourmet Burger Inc Exterior

'The burger fatigue is real' - Gourmet Burger Inc, Didsbury, reviewed

Kelly Bishop finds the new burger joint in Didsbury more gour-meh than gourmet

2020 02 02 Mad Giant Exterior Sign

‘A whirlwind of delicious smells’ – The Mad Giant, Didsbury, reviewed

Deanna Thomas visits a crazy concept that works

Best of
MCR

2020 02 18 Win Shelf

The best independent wine shops in Greater Manchester (and beyond)

Never mind the faceless monolith of the supermarkets, head to your local friendly wine merchant...

2020 01 20 Viva Festival Home

Manchester's essential festival calendar: January to April 2020

Chinese to Irish, LGBTQ to literature, food to booze and arts galore…

2020 01 12 Rena Spa Exterior

The grape escape - what to expect from a spa day at The Midland Hotel

We visit for some pampering as Rena Spa moves into the iconic landmark

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This is Manchester: 60 photos from the 1990s

The IRA bomb, the Hacienda and the birth of Metrolink - a pictorial snapshot of...

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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...

2019 05 24 Sleuth Uni Building

Manchester’s loveliest quarter? Those blooming universities

Jonathan Schofield recommends a green and gracious stroll via fine architecture

Forest Side Food

Top 100 Restaurants in the North West revealed

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

2018 12 04 Curiosities City Alternative Guide To Manchester 3

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...

Travel

200104 Our Body Holiday View

Spice up your life with a rum ramble around St Lucia

Mud baths, cocoa plantations, peg leg pirates and 160 proof rum

2019 11 15 Istanbul Bosphorus

Travel - explore the luxury Turkish delights of Istanbul

Neil Sowerby takes tea with Hercule Poirot in the Palace

2019 11 10 St Antoine Shot

Welcome to Jura - the land of cheese, chocolate and wine

Neil Sowerby goes on a gourmet journey through this French foodie paradise

2019 10 10 Geneva Lake

Ten Top Things To Do in Swiss gem Geneva

Where else can you find fondue, Frankenstein, flower-clocks and fountains?

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