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This is Manchester: 60 photos from the 1990s

The IRA bomb, the Hacienda and the birth of Metrolink - a pictorial snapshot of...

This is Manchester: 99 photos from the 1970s

Abandoned stations, vast housing blocks and the birth of a city centre monster - a...

This is Manchester: 90 photos from the 1960s

Filthy buildings, royal visits and demolished slums - a pictorial snapshot of Greater Manchester in...

This is Manchester: 70 photos from the 1980s

Rotters, catwalks and Arndale roof living - a pictorial snapshot of Greater Manchester in the...

Bez Sleuth

Sleuth - Madchester grows old, sneaky developers and what is Bez up to now?

Week 36: Picasso paints again... in Ramsbottom

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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...

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Dirty tactics on Soap Street - yet another consultation farce

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

Andy Burnham Speech

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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Manchester Airport stupidity, Mobike nonsense and a criminal mastermind - Sleuth

Week 35: in which Sleuth meets Dr B Nana

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

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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...

This is Manchester: 70 photos from the 1980s

Rotters, catwalks and Arndale roof living - a pictorial snapshot of Greater Manchester in the...

This is Manchester: 90 photos from the 1960s

Filthy buildings, royal visits and demolished slums - a pictorial snapshot of Greater Manchester in...

This is Manchester: 60 photos from the 1990s

The IRA bomb, the Hacienda and the birth of Metrolink - a pictorial snapshot of...

This is Manchester: 99 photos from the 1970s

Abandoned stations, vast housing blocks and the birth of a city centre monster - a...

Pomona Development Small

Sleuth - Carbuncles, comedians and Haaws

Week 35: in which Sleuth encounters a ringtone bad boy

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

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...

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Sleuth - Spice dealers Mobike dilemma + Pride traffic light confusion

Week 34: in which Manchester is beaten by candy floss

Bank Of England

A poem about... gentrification

Bricks is by Danny Moran

Pride Hands

A poem for... Pride

'A Gift' by Andrew McMillan​

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

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