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2019 12 05 Franco Manca Xmas 2

Dough is for life, not just for Xmas - Franco Manca pledge to feed the hungry

The sourdough pizza specialists pledge to donate 40,000 pizzas this Christmas - but that's not all

2019 02 12 First In The Fight Header

First in the Fight - Landmark book celebrates Manchester’s radical women

From Emmeline Pankhurst to Ellen Wilkinson, discover 20 icons who changed the world

2019 12 05 Kampus Garden 2

Kampus: Manchester's hidden garden starts to bloom

Jonathan Schofield thinks this is going to be a cracking little oasis

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2019 12 04 Foundation Exterior Sign

Foundation's new Portland Street site 'curated to be the ideal coffee shop', is now open

The Northern Quarter success story now has three branches under its belt

2019 12 03 Ashas Lobster Best Dish

Eight of the best things to eat in Manchester - December 2019

Smoked things, squashed things, spicy things and lots of chicken. Let’s eat.

2019 12 04 Hardcore Soul By Ewen Spencer

Warehouse Project to host iconic UK rave exhibition

‘Sweet Harmony’ spans acid house and The Hacienda to rave culture today

2019 12 04 La Liste

Which Manchester restaurant made it into the world's top 1000?

La Liste compiles scores from over 600 guides and millions of online reviews

2019 11 28 Blvd Neon Signs

A bevy of new Manchester bars you might have missed

This month's new bar openings are brought to you by the letter B

2019 12 03 Hallé St Peters Exterior 2

Hallé St Peter’s - Manchester gains a superb new building

There's grace and beauty in Ancoats after a £6.6m extension of the church

2019 12 03 Meadow Living Room

Apartments on sale at a distinctive development overlooking the city centre’s biggest park

MeadowSide mixes city pace with green space in Manchester’s NOMA Quarter

Masons Burger Chips An Wine

Masons lunch menu: food to make you fall in love with winter

It's a warming weekday treat at just £10.50 including wine

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2019 11 25 Peru Perdu Crab

'The perfect escape from a wet Manchester afternoon' - Peru Perdu at the Cotton Factory, reviewed

Lucy Tomlinson goes on a sunlit adventure

2019 11 29 Bull And Bear Exterior

'Recipes by old Tom, portion sizes by new Tom' - The Bull & Bear, Stock Exchange Hotel, reviewed

Kelly Bishop visits one of the most talked about new openings of the year

2019 11 06 Chish And Fips Fish 1

‘The new Umezushi tempura batter-based project’ - Chish & Fips, reviewed

Neil Sowerby gets battered at this new Far-Eastern inspired chippie

2019 11 19 Easy Fish Wilmslow Exterior 2

‘The best fish you’ve had for miles’ - The Easy Fish Company, Wilmslow, reviewed

Gordo likes it when lobsters don't let him down.

2019 11 08 Lowry Hotel River Restaurant Interior

‘Bang on target’ - The River Restaurant at The Lowry Hotel, reviewed

Gordo checks into this five star hotel after its recent multi million pound revamp

2019 11 01 Ciaooo Special Pizza

'I honestly didn’t miss the cheese' - pizza wars: Franco Manca vs Ciaooo

Kelly Bishop wonders how a big chain from London compares to an indie joint on...

2019 10 29 The Northern Banquette

‘A nostalgic wallow’ - The Northern, Bolton, reviewed

Neil Sowerby gets his clogs on and heads up to Paul Heathcote’s new place

2019 10 25 Wah Ji Wah Interior

'Uneven, but with moments of excellence' - Wah Ji Wah, King Street West, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield experiences lovely lobster and a fine pudd

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2019 05 08 Mfdf Opening Night

Manchester's essential festival calendar: September to December 2019

With over 50 festivals, it’s our biggest instalment yet…

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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...

2019 03 29 The Heatons The Savoy 2

Beyond the city: how to spend a weekend in... The Heatons

In part ten of the series, Carolyn Yates heads to the four Heatons (that's 'high...

2019 03 18 Pankhurst Centre Sylvia Pankhursts Laptop

The Curators' Choice (part 2): Greater Manchester's most prized artefacts

From an Egyptian coffin to the earliest photo of Manchester, we asked museums region-wide to...

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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

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?

2019 09 23 Mama Shelter London 11

British luxury in the West, Parisian hip in the East - a tale of two London hotels

Vicky Smith checks out Mama Shelter and quaffs champagne at Hyatt Regency London - The...

2019 10 06 Holbeck Ghyll Exterior

What to expect from a stay at Holbeck Ghyll, Windermere

Deanna Thomas checks into one of Cumbria’s grandest boutique hotels

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Eight of the best things to eat in Manchester - December 2019

Smoked things, squashed things, spicy things and lots of chicken. Let’s eat.

Which Manchester restaurant made it into the world's top 1000?

La Liste compiles scores from over 600 guides and millions of online reviews

Hallé St Peter’s - Manchester gains a superb new building

There's grace and beauty in Ancoats after a £6.6m extension of the church

A bevy of new Manchester bars you might have missed

This month's new bar openings are brought to you by the letter B

Foundation's new Portland Street site 'curated to be the ideal coffee shop', is now open

2019 12 04 Foundation Exterior Sign
2019 12 04 Hardcore Soul By Ewen Spencer

Warehouse Project to host iconic UK rave exhibition

‘Sweet Harmony’ spans acid house and The Hacienda to rave culture today

2019 12 03 Meadow Living Room

Apartments on sale at a distinctive development overlooking the city centre’s biggest park

MeadowSide mixes city pace with green space in Manchester’s NOMA Quarter

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