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In Conversation: Kit Muir-Rogers, GigPig

Harley Young chats to Kit Muir-Rogers, Co-Founder of the live entertainment and music marketplace

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‘Let’s play’: Goodtime Games, West Didsbury, reviewed

Molly Sword enjoys a slice of fun at the West Didsbury board games café

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In Conversation: 6 Music's Indie Forever

David Adamson chats with Nathan Shepherd and Lily Fontaine ahead of their night at Band...

Latest Manchester
stories

2024 02 20 Chorlton Tour

Dreaming of Chorlton 'improvements'

Trees and flowers and more cycling for the southern suburb

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Hawksmoor launch beefsteak pudding

Gordo enjoys a twist on the Northern chippy classic

2023 11 23 Pendergasts Steakhouse

Manchester restaurant & bar deals: March 2024

From juicy steaks to tasty tipples, here are the best offers we've spotted in Manchester...

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Mum's the word: Best indie Mother's Day gifts in the North West

Shop local this Mother's Day

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'Could be much braver': La Capilla, Stockport, reviewed

David Adamson hopes for more from a Mexican neighbourhood spot

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6 Music Festival 2024: Preview

Ahead of March's festival we give a rundown of who's playing, where and when

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Joseph Holt celebrates 175th anniversary with commemorative beer

Three family brewers come together to create three new anniversary beers

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‘Uncomfortably raw and gripping’ - Shed: Exploded View, reviewed

Harley Young experiences an onslaught of emotions at the Royal Exchange Theatre

Manchester restaurant
reviews

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'The chopsticks once again hover': Hot Duck, Uppermill, reviewed

David Adamson sits down somewhere that quacks like a proper Chinese restaurant

2023 12 15 Only Yu Chinatown

'Lively with good cooking': Only Yu, Chinatown, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield likes the buzz and the energy and the wine

Fenix Stuffed Sea Bass

Titanic battle of the tartares: Fenix reviewed

Neil Sowerby laps up a slightly wacky mix of Mykonos, Myth and Manc

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'Fad-free': Savages Mussels Bar, Macc, reviewed

David Adamson opens up over lunch in snowy Macclesfield

2024 01 15 Owens Salad

‘Seasonally splendid’: Owen’s Kitchen & Bar, Urmston, reviewed

Harley Young visits a quaint and welcoming new restaurant in South Manchester

Maki Ramen

'The finest eel and best advice': Maki & Ramen, Fountain Street, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield on a pleasant place that needs to stop banging the drum

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Exclusive offers for members of MUSU Rewards

Sign up now to receive 30% off food throughout March

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Stars in their Eyes: 40 years of Michelin-less Manchester

It was enough to drive any chef off his trolley, recalls Neil Sowerby

Things to do
in Manchester

8E Copy

Manchester Architecture: A History. Part One

Jonathan Schofield and the epic tale of Manchester architecture

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Manchester Architecture Part Two: The Battle of the Styles

Jonathan Schofield continues with an over-view of the region’s architecture: this time covering the nineteenth...

Architecture Part 3

Manchester Architecture Part Three: Bombast to Blitz

Jonathan Schofield brings his architectural tour up to World War Two

Intercontinental Tower Imagined From Manchester Town Hall Tower

Crazy Manchester towers that NEVER got built - part one.

Jonathan Schofield with some examples of skyhigh failures

2023 12 13 John Rylands Library

Strange City (7): The Wicked Bible & a terrible typo

Jonathan Schofield on the pain of the typo: check and check again

Chethams And Strange City 3

Strange city (no 3): George Psalmanazar, a proper con man

Jonathan Schofield on an extraordinary Manchester visitor and a fabulous con man

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Strange city (4): The Great Flood, the floating dead

Jonathan Schofield on the day the dead flowed down the River Medlock

2023 09 22 Strange City Spanking Roger

Strange city (6): The great rogue, Spanking Roger, and the 25 toasts

Jonathan Schofield tells the story of one of the city's greatest rogues

Greater Manchester regions,
news and more

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Rochdale: The Buzz in the Boroughs

David Adamson hears about a hopeful haven for independents whose 'best days are ahead of...

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Grove Street: Is Wilmslow wasting its potential?

David Adamson asks if the town’s pedestrianised street is putting its best foot forward

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Stockport: The Buzz in the Boroughs

David Adamson takes the temperature of a town in the midst of massive regeneration

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Chorlton butcher: 'It's a shame but I'm glad to be leaving'

Lee Frost slams 'useless' council and lawless drug users ahead of move to new Cheshire...

2023 10 12 St Anns

St Ann's Square: a food and drink wasteland, why?

Is the city making the most of this historic and car-free square?

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15-Minute City: What is it and could it be good for Manchester?

David Adamson explores the current urban planning buzz-phrase

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‘Transforming Deansgate’: future-focused or ‘too fast too soon’?

David Adamson asks businesses and councillors about the future of Deansgate

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Strangeways regeneration: team chosen to transform 'counterfeit capital of Britain'

Council leader decries "criminal enterprises that have undermined the reputation of the area"

Travel

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Art, tripe and a trio of luxury lodgings in heavenly Florence

Neil Sowerby explores some 'offaly' out of the way corners of off-season Florence

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A stay at Citysuites II

David Adamson enjoys an evening of luxury living in the city centre

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Have you ever seen all the UK in ninety minutes?

Jonathan Schofield sees the country clearly, all of it, on a trip to the Northern...

Paris 25 Hours Exterior

Paris – Maigret, magret de canard and a cultural melting pot

Neil Sowerby investigates an overlooked side of multi-cultural Paris with the help of Inspector Maigret