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

Jonathan Schofield takes another look at strange goings on at derelict Manchester railway station

2023 08 30 Pride Parade

‘A powerful weekend of celebration’ - Manchester Pride 2023

We share our highlights from Manchester Pride 2023

Manchester Airport Fights Back 2

Manchester Airport hits back at Which's ‘Worst Airport’ survey

Airport calls ‘Worst Airports 2023’ survey ‘deeply flawed and misleading’

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First RHS Urban Show to be held at Mayfield Depot

Royal Horticultural Society announces April indoor show designed for plant lovers living in cities

2023 08 25 Mark Fletcher Pride Ceo

‘A diverse and welcoming city’ - A chat with Manchester Pride CEO, Mark Fletcher

Harley Young chats with Mark Fletcher, CEO of Manchester Pride, about LGBTQIA+ representation and what...

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Alternatively wed: Afflecks awarded marriage licence

All couples can now officially tie the knot at multiple spaces across the famed emporium

Intercontinental Tower Imagined From Manchester Town Hall Tower

Crazy Manchester towers that NEVER got built - part one.

Jonathan Schofield with some examples of skyhigh failures

The Tables Are Set At The Manchester Food And Drink Awards Carl Sukonik The Vain Photography

Manchester Food and Drink Festival Awards: New venue, new date, New Century

Window for businesses to nominate themselves is now open ahead of awards in January

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Sunlight House refurb row: well-loved health club doomed

Campaign begins to save a rare 1932 swimming pool and a community resource

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August Food & Drink news: Trafford pub closes, plus openings, menus and more

From sushi to supersized sarnies, here's what we've spotted in the Manchester Food and Drink...

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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...

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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

2023 08 01 Mere Spa Review 12

‘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