This year's most read, shared and talked about stories
WHAT will 2017 be remembered for? For the majority, the single most memorable date will be 22 May, when a homemade bomb was detonated as people left Manchester Arena following a concert by US popstar Ariana Grande. The effects rippled through the rest of the year, cementing a new solidarity and pride in the city.
In other areas it was business as usual; dozens of restaurants and bars opened and closed, buildings got knocked down in the name of progress and some controversial new ones sprung up in their place. Transport in and out of the city continued to be difficult, while the introduction of a new bike share scheme went well, then awry, then well again (maybe). Meanwhile, Gordo had a little tantrum about the Christmas markets. Oh, and Gary Neville came up, a lot.
Below you'll find the most read, shared and talked about stories from Manchester Confidential in 2017 (in the unlikely event that you missed any):