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Sleuth - NQ's not ready bar opening, sneaky Mobike and mad David Icke

Week 46: Sleuth meets a pair of drunk bears

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Would you fork out before even putting a fork in?

Deanna Thomas speaks to the growing number of restaurants asking for payment up front

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Ordsall Chord: the veneration of St. Bridge

Jonathan Schofield crosses the Ordsall Chord fully tooled up

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Mobike removed all 1000 bikes from Manchester - here's why

But the bike-sharing service say they plan to improve and expand the service

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Artists v property developers: Manchester’s growing dilemma

As new artists' studio Paradise Works launches on the Manchester-Salford border, we discover an unlikely...

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Christmas Markets cheer and the mystery of the Golden Helmet - Sleuth

Week 45: FREE Banana Fritters... but only for monkeys

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10 reasons why Gordo won’t be visiting Manchester's Christmas Markets

Confidential’s increasingly irritable publisher gets very grouchy this time of year. Here’s why…

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Remembrance Sunday 2017: when and where

Dignitaries, service persons and organisations will be joined by faith leaders from across the city

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A short history of Manchester: the Romans cometh and goeth

Part one: Lindow Man, the very Dark Ages and Mamucium

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Hatch - what is it and where is it?

Manchester’s answer to BoxPark has been approved – but what’s it all about?

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Renaissance for Renaissance Hotel: ugly Deansgate building doomed

Jonathan Schofield welcomes concrete signs of demolition and rebuild

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Three LS Lowry 'masterworks' set to raise millions at auction

The paintings by the Stretford-born artist will be auctioned by Sotheby’s on 21-22 November

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The Man, Metrolink queues and a bunch of Kunst - Sleuth

Week 44: Sleuth wonders if Andy Burnham is getting above himself

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New design for controversial Shudehill tower: almost nothing has changed

Jonathan Schofield finds an explanation leads to more questions

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Manchester joins prestigious UNESCO Cities of Literature

Home to the UK’s first public lending library and writers such as Elizabeth Gaskell, the...

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Mayors unite to call for bigger and better devolution

Manchester mayor Andy Burnham joined other regional mayors to call on the government to accelerate...

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Eight striking Manchester artworks (not in a gallery)

Jonathan Schofield lists several attention-grabbers in the city centre

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Sorry, but it's time to build on the greenbelt

Rochdale councillor John Blundell thinks we have little other option