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Festoons In Manchester

Festoons: Manchester architectural details examined

Jonathan Schofield and an occasional series on fascinating details on Manchester buildings

Spinningfields In Manchester With Added Monsters As Part Of Halloween In The City Which Will See Special Events And Walks For Families Across Manchester City Centre

Things to do in Manchester for Halloween 2021

Natasha Bedingfield, festivals and spooky theatre

2021 04 01 Newsletter And £100K To Be Spent On Childrens Area In Central Library

Seven days in Manchester: Litter, libraries, Stevenson Square

A selective news round-up for Manchester this last week, 27 March-2 April

We Love Mcr Charity Run Landmarks 10 K Vimto Statue

Fall in love with Manchester all over again with this 10k run

Enter We Love MCRs 10k Run and win up to £200 to spend on eating out

2020 01 21 St Michaels Drone

St Michael's tower set for summer 2020 start

Jonathan Schofield and a controversial scheme that might at last get off the ground

2019 12 16 Human Lending Library

New ‘human lending library’ allows businesses to borrow an expert

Run a charity? Launching a social enterprise? Pret and Mumsnet founders amongst those you can...

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Manchester's Alliance Business School gets a much needed facelift

Jonathan Schofield waves goodbye to ugly concrete and says hello to coloured glass walls

2019 09 23 Global Strike Main

Global Strike Day - is another view even acceptable?

Shelagh McNerney on sycophantic adults allowing children to think there is no future when there...

2019 09 11 Manchester Voices Map Van

Poor or posh, butty or barm - have your say on Manchester's voices

From ‘friendly’ accents to quirky dialects, new map wants your opinions

2019 05 09 Tourism Toilets

Is Manchester failing as a tourism destination?

Public toilets and the tourist information centre were both closed on one of the busiest...

2019 07 15 Tonkin Liu Heat Tower

New 40m high 'sculpture' will generate low-carbon heat and power for the city

Jonathan Schofield thinks this Tonkin Liu design is a beauty

2019 07 03 Prop Jewish

Manchester Jewish Museum to ‘pop up’ in Central Library during £5m transformation

As its Cheetham Hill synagogue is doubled in size, the museum will create a two-year...

2019 06 04 Peterloo Mem

The Peterloo Memorial's lack of access. A glaring error?

Jonathan Schofield and the strange case of the flawed Jeremy Deller design

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Tourism’s missing link - Central Library’s astonishing visitor numbers

Jonathan Schofield praises the St Peter’s Square icon but wonders at its omission

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Top 10 exhibitions across Manchester: May & June 2017

From La Movida to The Art of Dying, here's our pick of Manchester's best exhibitions...

2017 11 02 Central Library

Literary Manchester: bookshops, festivals and institutions

Ahead of World Book Night this Sunday, we reveal why the city’s bid for UNESCO...

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St Michael’s Row Rolls on as Secretary of State Urged to Step In

We consider that the merits of this proposal should be scrutinised and decided at the...

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A New Old Cross And Manchester's Best Square By A Mile

Jonathan Schofield praises St Peter and digs for bones under a disappeared church