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How many public spaces have the Council sold off - and how much money have they made?

Andrea Sandor investigates the public spaces sold off by Manchester City Council between 2014-2018 and...

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Grassed up, parched and dying - surely it's not happening again?

Confidential becomes worried about the state of the new Cathedral Gardens lawns and puts in...

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"If this is democracy then I’m a banana" - Belle Epoque may face closure after 45 years

Owner is locked in a bitter legal battle with Knutsford council

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Neighbourhood in Spinningfields forced to close (again) following 'extreme violence by staff and...

The venue has had its license revoked by the council following two violent incidents

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If Madrid can do it... why don't Manchester businesses scrub their streets?

Rozafa restaurant on Princess Street has set the example - now it's time for the...

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These five Greater Manchester theatres are at risk of being lost

Most are derelict and in disrepair, despite all five being Grade II-listed

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Greater Manchester thinks big: but more power and money needed

Jonathan Schofield attends the new GMSF launch in a building with an unfortunate yet apt...

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"We didn't get what we wanted from Devolution" - an exclusive interview with Sir Howard Bernstein...

John Blundell talks to two of the main architects of English devolution: has it worked...

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Can Manchester really make smoking history?

This Stoptober, Lucy Tomlinson asks whether a campaign can get every smoker in Manchester to...

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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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Gender equality: how is Manchester doing?

Damning statistics revealed amidst calls to make Greater Manchester ‘the best place to be a...

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Tell it to them straight: beggars, drugs, filth and prizes

Jonathan Schofield thinks filling out this council form promotes a sense of well-being

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Albert Square to grow by 20% as roads are scrapped

New plans to transform Manchester's main public square into 'one of the finest civic spaces...

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Stain on the city - why are Manchester's pavements so dirty?

Jonathan Schofield reports on the mess damaging our reputation

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A greater problem: seven hours in Piccadilly Gardens with Operation Mandera

The people on the streets of the city centre rarely start here. All of Greater...

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Halle St Peter's ambitious £4.3m transformation begins

Work on the orchestra’s flagship venue in Ancoats will finish next autumn

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A century of Black and Asian heritage in Manchester

On the anniversary of WW1, Historic England are mapping 100 years of BAME heritage

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Manchester Together: a city commemorates

A year since the arena terror attack, thousands gathered to pay their respects and unite...

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