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The truth about social cleansing in Manchester

​As two eviction controversies rage Confidential asks: what is this myth about 'social cleansing'? Can...

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A stunning city centre tower: 68 years late

Jonathan Schofield on exciting plans to cover a big bare wall on Quay Street

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Manchester Should Be The Capital Says Economist

Manchester was 'a civilisation created by traders without assistance from monarchs or territorial aristocracy.'

In these days of terror, Manchester is lucky to have such leadership

Confidential publisher Mark Garner pays personal tribute to Town Hall

Manchester's water features - a history of highs and disappointment

Jonathan Schofield looks at the city’s record and comes up with a surprising recommendation

25 Ways You Can Make Manchester Better

From canal clean-ups to prison dining, tree planting to sustainable festivals, being an everyday hero...

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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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Knight Knox’s latest student accommodation development is not to be missed.

Property Consultancy Knight Knox’s latest student accommodation development is not to be missed.

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Shudehill's Wonder Inn to close on Halloween

Financial woes and landlord feuds have forced the creative wellness centre to shut up shop

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Manchester University launches new tree ID app

And you don't have to be a treehugger to enjoy it...

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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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Could Jodrell Bank become a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

The Cheshire observatory is bidding to join the Taj Mahal and Stonehenge on the global...

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Head over to MeadowSide from this week

The perfect place – city living meets the great outdoors

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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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Gary Neville's new tower is a shining improvement

Jonathan Schofield is excited about Hodder's new improved design for St Micheal’s

Manchester's water features - a history of highs and disappointment

Jonathan Schofield looks at the city’s record and comes up with a surprising recommendation

In these days of terror, Manchester is lucky to have such leadership

Confidential publisher Mark Garner pays personal tribute to Town Hall

Manchester Should Be The Capital Says Economist

Manchester was 'a civilisation created by traders without assistance from monarchs or territorial aristocracy.'

25 Ways You Can Make Manchester Better

From canal clean-ups to prison dining, tree planting to sustainable festivals, being an everyday hero...

Red Rebels Review

Book review: Red Rebels - The Glazers and the FC Revolution, by John-Paul O'Neill

A well written, readable but wordy insight into the formation of FC United, says Adam...

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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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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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Winners of Manchester Food and Drink Awards 2017

Who won, who lost and who fell off the stage this year?

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Former Chorlton care home to become 24-hour homeless centre

Plans announced to transform the empty Longford Centre into 38-bed temporary accommodation

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Theresa May shouldn't lose her job over a cough, but because she's failing us

'The PM needs to wake up, because Michel Barnier does not want a deal' -...

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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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Manchester club finds student’s wallet – 30 years after they lost it

But was there anything dodgy in there?

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Tales of Piccadilly: Store Street, a stinky brook and a fighting pooch

Jonathan Schofield with the fascinating history of a humble hotel site in Piccadilly

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