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2023 09 11 Wic Fest

Her-larious: a chat with the Women in Comedy Festival organisers

Harley Young chats with organisers, Jessica Toomey and Hazel O’Keefe, about the importance of the...

2023 09 11 Interflora Winner

‘A bold and beautiful bouquet of challenges’ - Interflora World Cup 2023

Harley Young attends the Interflora World Cup 2023 Finals at Manchester Central

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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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Smells like taxed spirits: Has the increased alcohol duty affected local businesses?

A month on from the tax increase, Harley Young speaks with some of Manchester’s independent...

2023 08 30 Pride Parade

‘A powerful weekend of celebration’ - Manchester Pride 2023

We share our highlights from Manchester Pride 2023

2023 08 25 Mark Fletcher Pride Ceo

‘A diverse and welcoming city’ - A chat with Manchester Pride CEO, Mark Fletcher

Harley Young chats with Mark Fletcher, CEO of Manchester Pride, about LGBTQIA+ representation and what...

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Matt Nellany, Trof: how to survive a decade in hospitality

Confidentials continues a series of interviews on how to survive beyond a decade in hospitality

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It’s The Beer Talking

Sarah Cotterill takes in the local landmarks and libations on the Leeds Beer and Heritage...

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Beau Myers, Almost Famous: how to survive a decade in hospitality

Confidentials begins a series of interviews on how to survive beyond a decade in hospitality

2023 08 01 Mere Spa Review 12

‘I began to feel like I was dissolving into mist’: The Mere spa, Knutsford, infiltrated

Our writer and resident skint millennial sees how the other half live at the Knutsford...

2023 08 02 Three Little Words Jen Seb

It all started with a drink: In conversation with The Spirit of Manchester

Harley Young talks with Seb & Jen Heeley-Wiggins, founders of Manchester’s most well-known gin brand...

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Strange City (5): How Manchester’s moths proved Darwin right

Jonathan Schofield on why the life of a small insect makes fools of 'creationists'

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Can we get a rewind? A conversation with Mars Tapes, Afflecks

Harley Young visits the Afflecks-based music shop that has been single-handedly reviving cassettes in Manchester...

2023 07 07 Shallows Manchester Salon

Dive into SHALLOWS: boundary-pushing beauty salon inside an old swimming pool

Harley Young speaks with DC - the brains behind Manchester’s latest (and wildest) tattoo and...

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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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The Champions League Final: UEFA’s Dis-organisation

Gary James' sixth column looks back at the logistics of Istanbul 2023

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‘Frighteningly busy, the demand is huge’: still rampant market for city centre flats

David Adamson takes the temperature of the city centre’s property market

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The Big Interview: AFRODEUTSCHE, producer blending the classical with the computerised

The acclaimed music producer chats with David Adamson about her upcoming collaboration for Manchester International...