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Kendals House Of Fraser

Kendals to close: 'the flair was lost years ago'

Jonathan Schofield on the demise of a Manchester retail icon

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Lawless Manchester: why are the police not arresting people?

Are the police playing politics or are we in real trouble? Jonathan Schofield asks some...

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Manchester's cultural renaissance: 'we've come a long way, but the job's not over yet'

Can art really transform a city for the better? David Blake talks to Manchester Art...

Altrincham Goose Green

Is Altrincham the blueprint?

As Alty is nominated for a national high street prize, Jonathan Schofield asks what's changed?

Stoptober 2017 Web News

Can Manchester really make smoking history?

This Stoptober, Lucy Tomlinson asks whether a campaign can get every smoker in Manchester to...

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Northern Quarter demolitions: "We don’t want Manchester to become a heritage theme park"

Jonathan Schofield discusses authenticity and 'rank hysteria' as tensions ramp up

Jonny Walsh Of Pariah Press

The Manchester Literature Boom: 'everyone's a writer now'

Danny Moran reports on the lit scene's rude health ahead of this year's MLF (6-2...

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Northern Quarter 'Conservation Area'? Don't make me laugh.

In part three of her NQ investigation, Andrea Sandor wonders what is the point of...

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The Day The World Got Smaller: 15 September 1830

Jonathan Schofield on the momentous opening of Liverpool Manchester Railway 188 years ago

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Mayor Andy Burnham: 'Criminals are being emboldened and it's the government's fault'

John Blundell talks to the Greater Manchester Mayor about power, crime and his relationship with...

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Commerce, crime and wealth: strolling the streets of Strangeways

An unusual outing with Japanese artists forces Jonathan Schofield to ponder the state of the...

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Light, drama and bridges: the Ordsall Chord public realm is a triumph

Jonathan Schofield thinks the work here provides a yardstick for other parts of the city

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Carbuncle Cup: North West has two up for WORST new building award

As the shortlist for architecture's most unwanted prize is revealed, Jonathan Schofield revisits a fine...

Ladies Of Restaurants Cover Photo

The Ladies of Restaurants are coming to Manchester - but who are they?

LOR aim to empower women working in a male-dominated industry

West Yorkshire Leeds Playhouse 2

Playhouse offers the cultural legacy Leeds missed out on

Jon Howe thinks the Playhouse could offer the cultural legacy Leeds missed out on

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Mobike vandalism - this is not just a Manchester issue

Jonathan Schofield on the underlying alienation in UK cities

Bank Of England

A poem about... gentrification

Bricks is by Danny Moran

Pride Hands

A poem for... Pride

'A Gift' by Andrew McMillan​

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