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Trafford Palazzo’s Unreal Xmas isn't all it's cracked up to be

A real life Christmas case of PR vs reality

Manchester Based Musician Bc Camplight Aka Brian Brian Christinzio And His Dog Frank

BC Camplight: 'Every time we played Manchester, it was just bedlam'

We interview the singer-songwriter as he returns to play his biggest show at the O...

Batman Cartoon With Bat Logo As Batman Arrives In Manchester And Leeds

Never mind Santa Claus, Batman’s coming to town

Caped crusader bringing presents to Manchester and Leeds

Latest Manchester
stories

A Heart Shaped Christmas Bauble For Charity

Ways to support local Manchester charities this Christmas

Spread a little charitable cheer before New Year

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'Lacked a bit of filth' - Gorilla, Whitworth Street, reviewed

A boring burger leaves Chris Taylor contemplating his own mortality

A Christmas Dinner Pie Cut Open And Topped With Gravy And Sprouts At Pie And Ale Manchester

12 quirky Xmas menu items to try this December

Christmas kulfi, burrata in bacon, and a whole slab of festive lasagne

Levenshulme Markets Night Market 2021

Community cracker: Levenshulme Market Christmas specials

Ding dong merrily on high, in Levy the bells are ringing

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Has The Hungry Duck in Ramsbottom closed?

Popular restaurant is up for sale before Christmas

A Customer Eating Pasta At Rosso Manchester

The Hot 50: the most popular restaurants in Manchester

Which restaurants have our readers been visiting in November?

Maxine Peake As Betty Boothroyd For The Royal Exchange 2022 Season

'This is is a really bold move for us' - Royal Exchange Theatre announces programme for 2022

Tennessee Williams, a reworked Dolls House and a very special musical premiere

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WIN: Confidentials' massive advent calendar is back for 2021

Daily prizes up for grabs this year include booze, food and event tickets

Manchester restaurant
reviews

The Restaurant Front On Barlow Moor Road Of Off The Grid In Chorlton Manchester

‘A reminder of how great meat can be’ - Off The Grid, Chorlton, reviewed

Davey Brett goes on a two-hour taste holiday in the suburbs

The Exterior Of Vincenzo Trattoria Italian Restaurant In Manchester

'Lidl Italy' - Vincenzo Trattoria, St Ann Street, reviewed

Kelly Bishop goes in search of a vintage Italian gem but does she find it?

Exterior Of Another Heart To Feed In The Northern Quarter Manchester

'Enough to make me cheerful, at least' - Another Heart to Feed, NQ, reviewed

Ife Lawrence goes in search of the perfect brunch and finds it down under

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'A cast of alpine stars' - The Spärrows, Red Bank, reviewed

Kelly Bishop finds shelter and sustenance at this Red Bank bolthole

Inside The Cafe At Rhs Bridgewater

'Hearty, homemade and skilful' - RHS Bridgewater Cafe, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield cycles to food with a strong northern accent

Sixes Cricket Bar Corn Exchange Exterior View

'Raises eyebrows around the table' - Sixes, Corn Exchange, reviewed

Sophie Rahnema is bowled over by a brisket volcano at this cricket themed bar

Cibus Ristorante Next To Freds Ale House In Levenshulme

'Much more appetising than a mankini ' - Cibus, Levenshulme, reviewed

Neil Sowerby narrowly avoids salt cod flashbacks at this neighbourhood gem

Halle St Peters Completes Cutting Room Square In Ancoats

'Calm elegance' - Café Cotton, Hallé St Peters, Ancoats, Reviewed

Jonathan Schofield finds material benefit at Café Cotton

Xmas in
Manchester

Mark Gordo Garner Looking Disgusted At A Pizza Slice On Manchester Christmas Markets

VIDEO: Gordo on Manchester's 2021 Christmas markets

It's time for his annual grumble - does he have a point though?

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Top things to do in Manchester for December, Xmas and New Year 2021

Festive listings for December including theatre, festive gigs and a winter wonderland

Christmas Advent Calendar From Seven Bro7Hers Brewery

Christmas gifts for foodies from Manchester indies

Chocolate, chilli oil and a cheesemonger’s hamper

Wine And Wallop Didsbury

A definitive list of Manchester restaurants open on Christmas Day 2021

Traditional turkey, Indian banquets, fizz and cocktails

Ice Skater Tying Laces On The Ice

Get your skates on: Manchester's festive ice rinks

Skating in the sky, enchanted forests and a flurry of festive magic

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Lightopia back at Heaton Park with new Christmas Fantasy theme

Mancs can trip the light fantastic for the third year running in 2021

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A round-up of Manchester’s Christmas markets 2021

Tinsel, tequila, and tipsy ice skating – what could go wrong?

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The key to buying a home in one of Manchester’s most exciting new developments?

JLL – Get in touch and you could be picking up the keys to your...

Travel

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A Manc in London: A Carnaby Christmas shopping trip

Kelly Bishop gazes at sparkly butterflies and frees her wallet moths on a pre-Xmas trip...

The Howgills In Cumbria From A Picturesque Walk

A Quaker trail and a quirky pub lunch in Sedbergh

Neil Sowerby and Captain Smidge have been on their travels in Cumbria

Mont Orgeuil Gorey Bay

Beach walks, bittern spotting and unforgettable seafood in Jersey

Join Neil Sowerby on a tour around the beautiful isle of Jersey where he takes...

The Picturesque Front Door Of The Coach And Horses In Bolton By Bowland In The Lancashire Countryside

Dogs and well-behaved owners welcome at Coach and Horses, Bolton by Bowland

Neil Sowerby and his chihuahua, Captain Smidge, go Bowland-ing