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Control Tower up for sale: house, burger kiosk or gnome museum?

Trafford Road Bridge control tower goes under the hammer: got a spare £50-100k?

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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...

Beau Myers

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

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Aviva Studios must not repeat the mistake of Urbis

Clear purpose, identity and direction needed if Aviva Studios is to succeed says Jonathan Schofield

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‘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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Bigger, better, boozier: SEVEN BRO7HERS crowdfund for their ‘forever home’

SEVEN BR07HERS Brewing Co wants £500,000 through crowdfunding to build new brewery

Chorlton Precinct And Graeme House

Chorlton's shoddy 70s shopping centre upgraded

200 homes and a precinct upgrade in the independent republic of Chorlton

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New Wave Ramen to open on Tib Lane in October

Restaurant set to open own premises in city centre in Autumn

All Saints Improvements

Good news for All Saints Gardens, Oxford Road

Jonathan Schofield and 16,000 dead people (probably) are pleased with a timely upgrade

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‘Cut the crap!’ - Campaigners stage ‘Dirty water’ protest outside United Utilities HQ

David Adamson spoke with groups including XR, who condemn company’s polluting of rivers while pocketing...

Manchester Museum Peppered Moths

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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Food & Drink news: openings, closures, new menus and coming soon…

From grills and gyoza to gyros, here's what we've spotted in the Manchester Food and...

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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...

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Nesting falcons, second comings: Town Hall refurb costs rise and completion delayed

Unusual obstacles add to expected pressures from covid, cost of living and inflation

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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‘Disrespectful’: Manchester's popular football Walk of Fame ripped up

Artist Paul Trevillion furious at Manchester City Council after players plaques ‘pulled out of the...