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2020 03 25 Empty City Liveprool Road

Empty Manchester: Has this ever happened before?

Even Jonathan Schofield can't find any precedent for these times in Manchester's history

2020 03 10 88 Tib St Demolition @skyliner

Who decides which parts of Manchester’s heritage get saved from the bulldozer?

Andrea Sandor asks whether development or democracy matters most

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A day in the life of Lucy Ackroyd, Head of Design at Christy

Fine fabrics from the past to the present

2020 01 07 Water Polo 1858 Baths 2

Golden Age - when Manchester won major sporting medals...for water polo

Jonathan Schofield stumbles on a century-old Mancunian triumph at Mayfield Baths

2020 01 03 Star Garter Front On

Rock on: Classic gig venue Star & Garter saved

Jonathan Schofield celebrates the survival of 'The Temple of Doom' through an enlightened attitude to...

2019 11 29 Engels House 2

Manchester demolished: A recent search reveals city planning insanity

Jonathan Schofield looks into how whole streets and beautiful houses have been wiped away

2019 11 08 Property Long Street Methodist School Rochdale Exterior

Save Our Spaces – how crumbling heritage needs a hand

Historic England has saved iconic sites across the North West, but over 400 are still...

2019 10 24 Chancellors

Chancellors Hotel to close: Naughty University of Manchester

Jonathan Schofield on the University's management of its treasures

2019 10 04 Piccadilly Imagined Eiffel Fake

Some of the grand ideas for Piccadilly Gardens that were never realised

An Eiffel Tower for Piccadilly Gardens, maybe a Cathedral, what about a Regency Crescent?

2019 09 20 Ducie Street Warehouse

Take a look around Native, the largest aparthotel in the UK

Move over hotels and make way for the hybrid, lifestyle design-led stay

2019 09 09 Edgar Wood Centre Main Facade

Manchester's 'boldest building' revived: The Edgar Wood Centre

Jonathan Schofield on a Grade 1 listed beauty

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Changing Places - What were these Manchester buildings used for in a former life?

Louisa Gregson looks at what some venues used to be, once upon a time

2019 08 21 Pooley Barrack Street

Manchester's Hidden Heritage: Pooley's Houses, Princess Street

Stories behind of the once grand architecture you probably pass every day

Lancashire Cotton Famine

A short history of Manchester: Americans, slavery and fellowship

Jonathan Schofield continues his Manchester history series with stories from the 18th and 19th centuries

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This is Manchester: 70 photos from the 1980s

Rotters, catwalks and Arndale roof living - a pictorial snapshot of Greater Manchester in the...

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So, farewell then big fella

Jonathan Schofield bids farewell to Manchester Town Hall as it closes for a major £330m...

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This is Manchester: 90 photos from the 1960s

Filthy buildings, royal visits and demolished slums - a pictorial snapshot of Greater Manchester in...

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'The unlikeliest looking transvestites on the planet' - 35 great quotes about Manchester

Jonathan Schofield picks out his favourite quotes about the city through the ages

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