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The truth about social cleansing in Manchester

​As two eviction controversies rage Confidential asks: what is this myth about 'social cleansing'? Can...

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A stunning city centre tower: 68 years late

Jonathan Schofield on exciting plans to cover a big bare wall on Quay Street

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25 Ways You Can Make Manchester Better

From canal clean-ups to prison dining, tree planting to sustainable festivals, being an everyday hero...

Manchester's water features - a history of highs and disappointment

Jonathan Schofield looks at the city’s record and comes up with a surprising recommendation

In these days of terror, Manchester is lucky to have such leadership

Confidential publisher Mark Garner pays personal tribute to Town Hall

Manchester Should Be The Capital Says Economist

Manchester was 'a civilisation created by traders without assistance from monarchs or territorial aristocracy.'

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Gary Neville's new tower is a shining improvement

Jonathan Schofield is excited about Hodder's new improved design for St Micheal’s

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Closed Dry Bar to become LUMA

Singapore consortium has revealed plans to convert the ex Factory Records site on Oldham Street...

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Why foreign property investors are not a bad thing for Manchester

Attempting to solve social travesties by deterring foreign ownership is wrong - Cllr John Blundell

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New design for Gary Neville's St Michael’s tower revealed

Jonathan Schofield thinks the controversial scheme is on the way to becoming a real city...

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Northern Quarter's Afflecks to curate new Oxford Road food, drink and retail project

Plans include a nano-brewery, coffee house, street food traders and container-style retail units close to...

2017 08 09 The Crescent

Is another historic local boozer doomed to become apartments?

Salford's Grade II listed Crescent pub closed ‘until further notice’ amidst fears that Chinese owners...

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The truth about social cleansing in Manchester

​As two eviction controversies rage Confidential asks: what is this myth about 'social cleansing'? Can...

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Gary Neville: a new type of developer?

Jonathan Schofield on the shock but welcome news of a developer actually listening to criticism

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Neville Towers scrapped as new design revealed (and the pub stays)

Single tower to replace twin bronze skyscrapers as heritage buildings are saved from the wrecking...

Manchester's water features - a history of highs and disappointment

Jonathan Schofield looks at the city’s record and comes up with a surprising recommendation

Manchester Should Be The Capital Says Economist

Manchester was 'a civilisation created by traders without assistance from monarchs or territorial aristocracy.'

25 Ways You Can Make Manchester Better

From canal clean-ups to prison dining, tree planting to sustainable festivals, being an everyday hero...

In these days of terror, Manchester is lucky to have such leadership

Confidential publisher Mark Garner pays personal tribute to Town Hall

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The biggest Manchester redevelopment plan of all time

Jonathan Schofield on the 1945 Manchester Plan and modern echoes

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Sound Control doomed as student tower plans revealed

Unite unveil plans for 600-room tower on New Wakefield Street

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Architects pull out of Gary Neville’s controversial towers

Make Architects withdraw from £200m scheme as support for St Michael’s wanes

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Salford’s new £30m 154-acre garden gets the go-ahead

Final planning stage approved for RHS Garden Bridgewater, which will transform the former site of...

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Best Manchester Buildings of the Last Ten Years: Part Two

Jonathan Schofield on central Manchester's best architectural work of the last decade

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Best Manchester Buildings of the Last Ten Years: Part One

Jonathan Schofield on central Manchester's best architectural work of the last decade

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Council strikes huge housing deal with the Far East

£1bn Northern Gateway development will comprise 10,000 new homes over 300 acres north of Victoria Station

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6 more city centre developments move forward

Manchester's building boom continues as plans progress for 1261 more apartments

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Are these Manchester's ugliest new buildings?

Confidential picks four shockers and announces the winner of the award for '​Outstanding Contribution to...

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