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Proper meat market opens, May's head + police force sherry on Sleuth

Week 40: in which Sleuth almost gets plastered

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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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Video - first look inside Masons Restaurant Bar at Manchester Hall

Confidential takes a look around before it officially opens next month

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Video - Would you dangle 100ft above the Etihad for a decent scone?

Confidential enjoys a high tea with a difference

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From trumpeters to Terminator: 100 robots invade Manchester

Five centuries of cyborgs come to Museum of Science & Industry

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Video: suck in the amazing views from Manchester’s highest new restaurant

D&D plan to open 20 Stories on the rooftop of No.1 Spinningfields in February 2018

Where to philosophise in Manchester

No philosophical background? No matter. If you're asking questions, you're in

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Oh no Lupo - award-winning Italian coffeeshop to close

Owner Nico Pasquali says he has been served notice by the landlord

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‘Just go with what floats your boat’ - Shaun Ryder talks art

Ahead of Buy Art Fair 2017, we talk to the Happy Mondays star about Sex...

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Social housing crisis? There's plenty empty in Rochdale, Oldham and Bolton

Asking tenants to move is not 'social cleansing', it's common sense - Councillor John Blundell

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New director announced for Manchester Art Gallery and The Whitworth

Alistair Hudson, current director of the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, will succeed Maria Balshaw

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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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Man City launches access-all-areas tour

Fans can see the inner workings of City Academy on the First Team Experience tour

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Manchester's Mobike problem is really not that bad

Reports of theft and vandalism have been rife since the dockless bike hire scheme arrived...

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9 new bars and restaurants to try in Manchester this month

Yes there's more...

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"She's hot" - new curvy lady causes a stir at Almost Famous

"She’s hot and challenges acceptable beauty standards,” says owner Beau Myers

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Free pizza + £1 tacos - how to eat cheap in Manchester this month (Oct 17)

We've collected more than 50 dining deals to see you through October

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Gigs, exhibitions, shows, festivals, events and more...

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15 great things to do in Manchester this October

Food fest, Grimm fest, Lit fest, Oktoberfest - it's a bit of a Fest fest

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The robots are coming - top 10 exhibitions in Manchester (Sep-Oct '17)

From creepy robots to puppet masters and Buy Art Fair, here’s our pick of Manchester’s...

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Pack up your troubles - top 10 theatre & comedy shows in Manchester (Sep-Oct '17)

From Sunset Boulevard to Pippin and Women in Comedy, here's our pick of Manchester's theatre...

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La La to Gaga - top 10 gigs & concerts in Manchester (Sep-Oct '17)

From London Grammar to Lady Gaga, here's our pick of Manchester’s music scene over the...

Sleuth

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

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Sleuth Food & Drink Awards 2017 + John Thompson tells joke

Week 39: in which Sleuth discovers Manchester's best souvenir ever

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Jeremy Hunt, Romelu Lukaku and Manchester’s most radical bin - Sleuth

Week 38: in which Original Modern is reborn

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Tory Party Conference - a handy list of don'ts for visiting Conservatives

Sleuth offers some friendly advice to avoid any unnecessary bother

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Shock as rain falls in Manchester, vans reverse and tent wears hat - Sleuth

Week 36: in which Sleuth finds Dubai at Kwais

Body
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All the best in health, beauty and fashion across Manchester and beyond...

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10 upcoming fashion and beauty events not to miss this month

From Paul Smith to a Gothic fashion catwalk – Body rounds up the best events...

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“Why should I hide?” - women who’ve undergone a mastectomy share their stories

Tori Attwood speaks to fundraiser Jamie Walker about her preventative double mastectomy and fighting censorship

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From YSL to Lanvin - French-inspired designer pop-up store heading to Barton Arcade

The Velvet House will offer a curated collection of affordable designer clothes on 20-21 October

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Watch – We style Missguided’s new menswear label Mennace

In our latest Manchester lookbook, we style premium street wear at Roxy Ballroom

Travel

Travel news, reviews and guides...

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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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Ghost towns and gamblers haunt the High Rockies

Tomboy is aptly set in The Savage Basin. Today it is a ‘Ghost Town’, one...

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Living the Michelin dream in Michel Guerard’s ‘Garden of Eden’

This year Gordo was invited to celebrate 40 years of Chef Guérard holding three Michelin...

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Travelling with Trafalgar is a crafty, tasty treat

Throughout our whistle-stop trip through Italy Trafalgar kept springing surprises as our luxury coach, with...

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Man City launches access-all-areas tour

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The Sunday Roast Fondue at Bock

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Proper meat market opens, May's head + police force sherry on Sleuth

Week 40: in which Sleuth almost gets plastered

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Video - Would you dangle 100ft above the Etihad for a decent scone?

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