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10 New Openings

10 new bars, restaurants and coffee shops you might not know about

Prepare for a siege of small plates, a cascade of cocktails and piles of pizza...

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'I love it like lovage' - The Patron, Northern Quarter, Review

Jonathan Schofield adores big windows and isn't a teenage girl

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Lash on a leash - 10 stops on Manchester's only dog-friendly bar crawl

Neil Sowerby takes Captain Smidge out on a bender in Manchester city centre

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Fining Manchester's beggars is not the answer

It’s not the economics, it’s the politics, says Sam Wheeler

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A short history of Manchester: the wizard, the cavalier and the mercenary

Part three of Jonathan Schofield’s history of the city (1600-1660)

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10 dishes you should try around Manchester this December

This month: Welsh goats, duck hearts and Kurdish kebabs...

Eat on the cheap - Manchester's top 50 December dining deals

From unlimited Sunday lunch to bottomless ramen brunch, pig out on this lot...

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10 top things to do in Manchester this December

From ghost hunting to partying in a canal, there’s more to December than Christmas

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‘Doesn’t deliver on its promises’ - Evita, Palace Theatre, Review

Vicky Smith finds this show a mix of good and bad - much like the...

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Manchester's aggressive beggars should be fined

Councillor John Blundell thinks the only solution is to make begging unprofitable

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Idle Hands will open in Northern Quarter after all

The coffee shop has applied to open at 35 Dale Street, close to the site...

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Another Heart To Feed has another home to find

Rent hike forces popular coffee shop to find new premises

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Is this the most festive venue in Manchester?

This restaurant has decked the halls for a very merry Christmas

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Video: Take a look inside the Mackie Mayor - Northern Quarter's new food hall

The grade II listed former meat market's transformation into trendy food haven is complete... and...

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Jianbing - the Chinese crepe causing queues in Piccadilly Gardens

Crowds of hungry punters are gathering daily outside this converted ice cream hut. Here's why...

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Who (or what) is Bunny Jackson?

First Street's new booze and blues bar is inspired by a New Orleans harmonica player...

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The Massive C*ck burger is a real thing... and available in Manchester

It took three of us to hold it up

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Eat on the cheap - Manchester's top 50 December dining deals

From unlimited Sunday lunch to bottomless ramen brunch, pig out on this lot...

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10 reasons why Gordo won’t be visiting Manchester's Christmas Markets

Confidential’s increasingly irritable publisher gets very grouchy this time of year. Here’s why…

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5 new bars and restaurant to try this November

Remember, remember these five new openings this November...

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Attention to detail - how Manchester is failing tourism

Manchester can be a true tourist city, but there are key areas in which to...

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Jamiroquai to Jools Holland - top 10 gigs & concerts in Manchester (Nov-Dec’17)

Funk, Soul and Sound Control - here’s our pick of Manchester’s best music over the...

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Danger Mouse is back - top 10 exhibitions in Manchester (Nov-Dec’17)

From the Reformation to Noddy - here’s our pick of Manchester’s best exhibitions over the...

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The Snark and Something Dark - top 10 theatre & comedy in Manchester (Nov-Dec’17)

From Spamalot to Margaret Cho - here’s our pick of Manchester’s best shows over the...

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10 top things to do in Manchester this December

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

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Man who hates job hails Metrolink + Manchester's worst tour - Sleuth

Week 47: in which the King of Gondor plans a new city centre tower

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Sleuth - NQ's not ready bar opening, sneaky Mobike and mad David Icke

Week 46: Sleuth meets a pair of drunk bears

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Christmas Markets cheer and the mystery of the Golden Helmet - Sleuth

Week 45: FREE Banana Fritters... but only for monkeys

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The Man, Metrolink queues and a bunch of Kunst - Sleuth

Week 44: Sleuth wonders if Andy Burnham is getting above himself

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Fascinating Fisherman’s Wharf – beyond the tourist traps

With its nautical playfulness, garden, games and firepits boutique hotel The Zephyr was a laidback...

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Top Five Things to do in the Maldives for non-divers and non-swimmers

Hurawalhi Maldives boasts the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant: the spectacular 5.8. At 5.8 metres...

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Snail’s pace charms of a canal cruise in South West France

We were aboard a Le Boat cruiser in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, South West France, a region rich...

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Choc and Baroque treats in spectacular Modica

Modica is the source of some of the world’s finest chocolate, but it also felt...

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We found the perfect pairing at Volta

Beer and cheese, call it the Ultimate Ploughman’s, if you must

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This next gift contains Swarovski crystal...

The Inn at Whitewell’s a timeless country gem

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Magical Mykonos still super chic after all these years

After the Swinging Sixties the boho chic of the Seventies elevated Mykonos from a bartering...

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Day 10 - Body advent calendar competition 2017

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