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This time it's posh kebabs, Salford tapas and social darts

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San Carlo Cicchetti could be forced to move out

House of Fraser’s imminent closure could spell relocation for popular Italian restaurant

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Lawless Manchester: why are the police not arresting people?

Are the police playing politics or are we in real trouble? Jonathan Schofield asks some...

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Famous London nightclub Chinawhite to open on Deansgate

Exclusive club brand will take over the space recently vacated by The Milton Club

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Take a look inside J.W. Lees brewery - 190 years of Manchester beer making history

Gordo and David Blake (the editor) go deep inside one of the city's oldest breweries

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Director hits back as BFI mag savages new film. By Danny Moran.

Dormouse - take a look inside Deansgate's hidden chocolate shop

Manchester’s first ‘bean to bar’ producer has opened up, just in time for National Chocolate Week

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Northern Quarter bar wins big at national drink awards

Cottonopolis beats off tough London competition to scoop a brace of awards

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Porta reveal Chapel Street opening date

Salford will be the third location for award-winning tapas restaurant

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Manchester's top 30 restaurant deals: October 2018

From 50% off to free wings and bottomless dim sum, there's autumn bargains aplenty

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WOLF comes to Manchester

Italian Street Food to open in Halle Place this autumn

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X1 South Bank: a new £210m neighbourhood to launch

Buy-to-let investment opportunities are now available

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Be the first to try the new autumn dishes at Tast Catala

Summer might be over, but that’s a great excuse for some new seasonal dishes

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2018 10 10 Joseph Benjamin

'A finely tuned piece of hard work' - Joseph Benjamin, Chester, reviewed

Is this really the ‘best restaurant in the North West’? Angie Sammons finds out.

Canto Ancoats

'A huge vote of confidence in the area' - Canto, Ancoats, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield gets to grips with clever clam shells and glorious octopus tentacles

Barristers Courthouse Interior

'Fun theme or horrendously twee? The jury's out' - Barristers Restaurant, Knutsford, reviewed

Lucy Tomlinson visits a Courthouse turned restaurant. But what’s the verdict?

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Gordo reviews Manchester Art Gallery Café: 'Better than any art gallery cafè in Europe'

The Fat One is pleasantly surprised by a café that is not a pork chop

Sleuth

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

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Sleuth: Brexit truth, Green Quarter oddness and a Red gets even with a Blue postbox

Week 40: in which Sleuth discovers the finest fridge in the land

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Sleuth - Peterloo snub, really crap souvenirs and Manchester's first time travelling restaurant

Week 39 of Sleuth's sideways look at the city

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Code of Conduct: how to behave in... Northern Quarter

Sleuth takes a look at the city council's new set of rules for Manchester's indie...

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Sleuth - Madchester grows old, sneaky developers and what is Bez up to now?

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This is Manchester: 99 photos from the 1970s

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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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8 of the best things to eat around Manchester this month (August 2018)

This month: Crispy bits, squeezy heads and a massive crab

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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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WOLF comes to Manchester

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Christmas wine tastings at Veeno

We love this idea for a festive night out or office party

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