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Mackie Mayor group eye up next food hall project

The team behind bustling food halls in Northern Quarter and Altrincham have set their sights...

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We tried a DNA diet test - do your genes contain the secret to the 'perfect body'?

Is your body shape nature or nurture? Body Confidential investigates

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Manchester Pride: 10 ways to celebrate before the Big Weekend

From Twitter operas to Corrie quizzes and even a Pride afternoon tea…who says you have...

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Festival of Manchester - new one-day event is 'for the people, by the people'

Launching on 1 September in Platt Fields Park, the event promises ‘a fling of fun...

The Crescent masterplan: making sense of Salford

Jonathan Schofield welcomes green ambition and thinking big next to the city centre

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Beyond the city: how to spend a weekend in...Levenshulme and Fallowfield

Carolyn Yates continues to scope out the best things to do, eat and see around...

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Lowry executive chef leaves one hotel restaurant to open another

Andrew Green swaps The River for Mamucium - opening next to Victoria Station

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New menu from 'Restaurant of the Year'

We find out why Alderley Edge Hotel just won 'Restaurant of the Year'

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Confidentials explores the 7 To Taste menu at Grafene

Seven courses of extremely clever cooking

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Fire at Don Giovanni: restaurant temporarily closed

The long-standing Italian on Oxford Street will be shut for four weeks

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Manchester's top 30 restaurant deals: August 2018

This month we've got deals from Wood, Mr Cooper's, Shoryu Ramen, Sapporo Teppanyaki and more...

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Reviews

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'A refreshing lack of pretension' - Angkor Soul, Altrincham, reviewed

Ruth Allan enjoys homely Asian cooking in her imaginary Cambodian auntie’s house

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‘This place is an adventure’ - Tast, King Street, reviewed

Gordo speaks fluent food at this new Man City-backed Catalan restaurant

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'Confidence is flowing again’ - Manchester House, Spinningfields, reviewed

Gordo revisits Living Ventures’ flagship restaurant to suss out the new team

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'Casual, so no need to visit the hairdresser first’ - Zumu, Hale, reviewed

Deanna Thomas prefers the food to go at this new Japanese grill

Sleuth

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

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Sleuth - Mamucium reborn, Press Club discontinued and the dangers of drink (part 457)

Week 32: in which Sleuth steals his own bike

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Code of Conduct: how to behave in... Castlefield

Sleuth looks at the new set of guidelines issued for the city's most picturesque and...

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Sleuth: the Green Quarter cladding farce and Mayfield's kinky ghost

Week 30: in which a jazz singer turns Albert Square blue

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Oasis tambourine man + Biggest crab pulls + Beer wins at RHS flower show

Sleuth week 29: in which Sleuth encounters giant crustaceans and strippers

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This is Manchester: 99 photos from the 1970s

Abandoned stations, vast housing blocks and the birth of a city centre monster - a...

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Beyond the city: how to spend a weekend in... Salford

Carolyn Yates continues her tour around Greater Manchester’s urban environs - this time it’s the...

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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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videos

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Confidential Eats: New Smithfield – inside Manchester’s midnight market

While most of us sleep, this lot are bartering, buying, selling and telling lies to...

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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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Confidential Eats: an alternative guide to Manchester's Curry Mile

We head off on a kebab pilgrimage to Rusholme with DJ Luke 'Kebab Man' Unabomber

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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...

Travel

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The cream of Bristol? Go with the flow

Bristol attractions are not just centred on engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel and explorer John Cabot...

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Tijuana blast – a foodie day trip down Mexico way

Back in the 1920s Tijuana was called Satan’s Playground by American preachers aghast at their...

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Neil Sowerby’s Fabulous 15 ‘Good To Go’s in San Diego

Of all the places to live the California Dream San Diego has few equals. The...

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Why Alentejo is the new Algarve (just keep it quiet)

Fine beaches, whitewashed villages, centuries-old crafts…Vicky Smith is amazed it’s still a secret

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Win dinner for two at Blanchflower

The Altrincham bakery and kitchen is launching a new evening menu this Thursday - be...

Manchester Pride: 10 ways to celebrate before the Big Weekend

From Twitter operas to Corrie quizzes and even a Pride afternoon tea…who says you have...

Festival of Manchester - new one-day event is 'for the people, by the people'

Launching on 1 September in Platt Fields Park, the event promises ‘a fling of fun...

Win a pair of tickets to see Cirque du Soleil

The award-winning circus company is at Manchester Arena with dazzling new show ‘Ovo’ this September

Mackie Mayor group eye up next food hall project

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'Black pudding, a bhaji and Bublé”: 5 Fifty Bistro, Aigburth, reviewed

Damon Fairclough finds some unexpected combinations in suburban Aigburth

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20 of Manchester's best bars under one roof - Cocktails in the City returns

The UK’s premier cocktail festival is back in November

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