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2019 05 31 Dog Fest

Tips and tricks to keep you and your dog busy in isolation

What you can do as well as your one walk a day…

2018 04 26 Dj Paulette

Manchester goes global thanks to a new free streaming service

United We Stream promises live music and performance every night

2020 03 27 Bongos Bingo Live From The Bungalow

‘Live and completely bonkers’ - Bongo’s Bingo owners bring cult bingo nights online

Having just won a gruelling court case, the pair are back to give people ‘a...

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stories

2020 01 14 Piccadilly Garedens Complete April 2017 Web

OH NO IT'S NOT: Piccadilly Gardens is NOT now closing

A thirty hour about turn on the policy is confusing

2020 03 24 Fitness Workout Dvds

Ten online fitness classes to keep you in shape during isolation

From free insta-workouts to PAYG yoga, these Mancs are keeping spirits up and bodies healthy

Buy Art Fair

GMCA is offering £500 each for artworks and poems about COVID-19

The works will form a permanent archive of Manchester’s creative response

2020 03 25 Empty City Liveprool Road

Empty Manchester: Has this ever happened before?

Even Jonathan Schofield can't find any precedent for these times in Manchester's history

2020 03 23 Online Games

Fun learning sites to virtual escape rooms - Keep the kids occupied for free

They’ll be entertained *and* educated with our huge list of online resources

2020 03 24 Job Vacancies Co Op Suppliers

Your country needs you - so who's hiring?

As the hospitality industry shuts down, openings for key workers are being created elsewhere

2020 03 20 The Stranger Netflix

Our picks of the best shows to binge on Netflix and Prime

We're self-isolating and need some escapism, so get stuck into these…

2020 03 20 Helping Elderley

From ‘paying it forward’ to volunteering - How you can help

In times like these, everyone’s support goes a long way…

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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