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Thoma Street Demolition 2

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

17 12 22 Maxine Peake

Maxine Peake to receive ‘outstanding contribution to British theatre’ award

The Boltonian actor will be recognised for championing working class and female voices, as well...

Salboy Northern Quarter

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

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

2018 09 19 View From Oxford St

541ft ‘brick’ skyscraper to dominate Oxford Road

Jonathan Schofield thinks this is a striking and original design

2018 09 14 Ben Eine Mural Jody Hartley 1

Hell is a City - world famous street artist paints first Manchester mural

Based on the sixties cult film, Ben Eine’s iconic piece celebrates the North West’s cultural...

2018 09 14 Salboy Soap Street Northern Quarter20180913 113848

Dirty tactics on Soap Street - yet another consultation farce

Consultation today, demolition tomorrow. Hayley Flynn attends yet another public consultation giving the illusion of...

2018 09 06 Bdp Ordsall Chord Bdp Ordsall Light 9 Of 71

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

Mayfield Ghost 2

The Ghost of Mayfield: did this photographer really snap a spirit?

Jonathan Schofield on strange goings on at derelict Manchester railway station

Carbuncle Redrock

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...

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

2018 10 28 Pride 2018 Gallery180825 Manchesterpride Sinkthepink Carlsukonik 026

100 photos which sum up Manchester Pride 2018

From the big parade to the main stage - we've picked our favourites shots from...

2017 09 21 Real Junk Food Project 5

Real Junk Food closed on Oxford Street - but next project is already underway

Having shut its pay-what-you-want cafe, the eco enterprise is crowdfunding its next surplus food venture

2018 08 21 Pride Pedestrian Lights 2

Anything but pedestrian - Pride's LGBT traffic lights revealed

Gender symbols replace green man in new pedestrian lights, specially designed for this weekend’s festival...

2018 08 17 The Man On The Bench

Can crowdfunding save Irlam's iconic 'Man on the Bench'?

£18,000 is needed to restore the vandalised Irlam statue - which turns 40 this year

Vincent Kompany

M4nchester Two is Kompany - Man City captain's new Ancoats property project

The three-time Premier League title winner is the latest sportsman to dip into the Manchester...

Salford Crescent Masterplan

The Crescent masterplan: making sense of Salford

Jonathan Schofield welcomes green ambition and thinking big next to the city centre

Peterloo Film

Peterloo Massacre site and Rutherford Building make Historic England top 10

As a film dramatisation of the bloody 1819 Peterloo protest nears release, Peter Street is...

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Arch Life: the very real threat to Manchester's railway arch businesses

Network Rail's mass sell-off could spell trouble for Manchester traders. Danny Moran reports on what’s...

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