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2024 07 18 Sweet Dreams At Aviva Studios July 2024 Credit James Medcraft

‘Bizarre and thought-provoking’: Sweet Dreams, Factory International, reviewed

Harley Young joins the Real Good Chicken Company and discovers the dark truth about consumerism

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Sacha Lord leaves Warehouse Project and Parklife

Night Time Economy Advisor steps away from key roles at heart of Manchester nightlife

2024 06 05 Flat Iron Food 5

'Excellent meat with gimmicks': Flat Iron, Deansgate, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield likes the food in a well-oiled restaurant machine

Latest Manchester

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Restaurant news: Bond, a big, elegant restaurant, to open in 2024

Jonathan Schofield is pleased that a quality operator is opening in a beautiful building

2024 07 02 Mvson World At Progress Centre

What’s on in Manchester in July

Dance battles, circus parades, and boozy days out

2024 07 12 The Daisy

The best Northern Quarter bars

The top spots to have a tipple in one of the trendiest parts of town

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10 recommended hotels near the Warehouse Project

If you’ve ever experienced the chaos and confusion of trying to locate your Uber when...

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Review: Stevie Nicks at Co-op Live, Wednesday 10 July

Harley Young is honoured to share a room with the coolest lady on the planet

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We Built this City chats to Jonathan Schofield

Podcast interviewing 100 Greater Mancunians goes for a stroll with our Editor-at-Large

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All your adoption questions answered

Confidentials chats to Sarah Worth of Adoption Counts

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The Hot 50: the most popular restaurants in Manchester

Which restaurants have our readers been visiting in June?

Manchester restaurant

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'Lovingly made and plentiful': The Stolen Lamb, Wilmslow, reviewed

David Adamson goes all klepto on the set menu

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'A show of real ambition': Blanchflower Altrincham's Friday Dinner, reviewed

David Adamson rounds off the week with a modern British bistro dinner

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'Fantastically fuss-free': TNQ, Northern Quarter, reviewed

David Adamson enjoys a quieter corner of the neighbourhood

2024 06 25 House Of Fu 9

'Uneven food, great service': House of Fu, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield enjoys the meal but thinks some dishes aren't quite right

2024 04 30 Water Lily 5

'Colourful and fabulous': Water Lily, Chorlton, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield has his most enjoyable meal in Chorlton ever

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‘Seasoned pros’: Happy Seasons, Chinatown, reviewed

Harley Young enjoys a Manchester institution on a Friday night

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‘A chip off the old bloc’: à bloc, Altrincham, reviewed

Harley Young soaks up the sun with runny eggs on sourdough

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‘A steal of a deal’: Sandinista, Old Bank Street, reviewed

Harley Young tackles some tacos in the city centre

Things to do
in Manchester


Where to go bowling in Manchester

Confidential Guides brings you the top five city centre venues for a classier bowling buzz.

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Strength training at The Olympus Projects: Weeks 5 & 6

Harley Young goes on a fitness kick with Corporation street gym The Olympus Projects

8E Copy

Manchester Architecture: A History. Part One

Jonathan Schofield and the epic tale of Manchester architecture

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Sober socialising: A conversation with Hinterland

Harley Young speaks to Stephen Jeffreys, Co-Founder of the Northern Quarter’s first alcohol-free bar

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

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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

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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...

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Confidential Safari #3: Fold, Fashion and Funky Spelling

David Adamson reports back on recent goingson from across the city and beyond

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'The best house for hire in Manchester': Station Agent's House

Jonathan Schofield welcomes back a 'beautiful' holiday house in Castlefield

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‘A foodie must go’: a stay at L’Enclume in Cartmel

Harley Young enjoys a Michelin star stay in the picturesque Cumbrian village

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Confidential Safari #4: House Shit, Long Lunch and a Collab with The Black Stuff

David Adamson reports back on recent goings on from across the city and beyond


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Palmy days in the realm of sea turtles and spider crabs

In the first of three articles celebrating Florida's Gulf Coast Neil Sowerby visits St Petersburg...

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Midsummer dreaming: A stay at Netherby Hall

Sarah Tierney takes a horse-drawn carriage to a Michelin star restaurant on the Scottish border

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A Gourmet Ramble around the Ribble Valley: Part One

Renate Ruge takes in the tastes of the restaurants and pubs serving up some of...

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A Gourmet Ramble around the Ribble Valley: Part Two

Renate Ruge takes in the tastes of the restaurants and pubs serving up some of...