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Kayaking down the Bridgewater Canal

David Adamson takes the famous waterway from Sale to Old Trafford and back again

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Best dishes Manchester: March 2023

Some of our writers choose their favourite meals from March

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15-Minute City: What is it and could it be good for Manchester?

David Adamson explores the current urban planning buzz-phrase

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Dale Drop? 102 years of history in peril

Gary James' third column looks at the potential plight of Rochdale AFC

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The Responder: creator Tony Schumacher reveals the truth behind hit TV show

Liverpool-born screenwriter spent ten years as a Merseyside police officer

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Rear View Mirror: Bafta-nominated Tony Schumacher's first ever article

The Responder screenwriter's first foray into writing was with Confidentials.com

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Stretford: a humble market town with big ambitions

Don't be fooled at first by its slightly-rundown appearance. Stretford, or ‘St. Retford’ as it’s...

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Bigamy, Buildings and Dreams: Naughty Thomas Witlam Atkinson

Eccentric citizens: an occasional look at unusual lives associated with Manchester

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Todmorden at a crossroads: from buzzing to bust?

Sarah Cotterill explores the future of Calderdale's candidate for one of the UK's 'best places...

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Manchester’s hidden musical treasures: who knew?

Ellie-Jo delves into the basement of the RNCM to discover its wonders including a trumpet...

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Manchester all over the world

Why are so many places named after Manchester and why is one in a jungle?

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The £4 Flat White: what does Leeds think about coffee inflation?

Sarah Cotterill discusses the perfect storm in an espresso cup for coffee producers and retailers...

The Impacts Of The Cost Of Living On Local Counils Oldham And Rochdale 2023

OPINION Standing up through the cuts, Greater Manchester councils fighting back

Josh Charters, Oldham councillor, gives a Labour Party view about the impact on local councils

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Manchester Architecture: A History. Part One

Jonathan Schofield and the epic tale of Manchester architecture

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Manchester is a city of jukeboxes

A love letter to five songs for a quid

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Myths of Manchester: Part Two

Confidentials debunks more myths, this time about Guy Fawkes, Sunlight House and Joy Division master...

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State of the City: a 2022-2023 Manchester overview

Jonathan Schofield on where Manchester and Greater Manchester stand as 2022 becomes 2023

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Food times are a-changin’ and restaurants will have to adapt

Mark Garner issues a warning and some advice