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The Entrance To The Arndale Market

'There's nothing left' - Behind the scenes at the Arndale Market

Lucy Tomlinson finds all is not well at the Arndale Market

The Front Of Unitom In Stevenson Square Manchester A New Independent Magazine And Book Store

New indie bookshop UNITOM on Stevenson Square now open

UNITOM will also stock indie mags, arty gifts and self-published zines

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A Manc in London: A Carnaby Christmas shopping trip

Kelly Bishop gazes at sparkly butterflies and frees her wallet moths on a pre-Xmas trip...

An Installation With Fire At The Frost Fair At The Whitworth

The Whitworth to host a free weekend of festive fun

The Frost Fair features Manchester's largest outdoor dancefloor

2019 08 08 Refill

Viva the refill revolution - but preparation is key

We try out some of the zero- and low-waste shops in the North West

Duckin Donuts Foie Gras Filled Doughnuts From Tast Catala King Street Manchester 1200 800

Hashtag MCR: Prestwich, Saddleworth, Tottington, Ancoats

Plus: Milk (not beer) cartons, Czech pastries and a new kids' menu at The French

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Bitesize food and drink news – Week 49

This week: gifts & hampers, seasonal specials, awards and fantastic new drinks to try

2020 10 21 Stanley Square Sale Shopping Centre

Sale Shopping Centre to be renamed ‘Stanley Square’ as a nod to the area’s heritage

The Square is to gain a new name as part of ambitious regeneration project

House Of Fraser Kendals

Manchester's iconic Kendals/House of Fraser building to become offices

Jonathan Schofield looks at plans which would mean a huge change for Deansgate

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Afflecks traders create a ‘Pride At Home’ kit to help celebrate this year’s Alternative Pride...

Pride might be cancelled this year – but love is not

2020 04 02 Noones

Who's still delivering food and booze in Greater Manchester?

Forget sitting in an online queue for a supermarket, these local businesses can deliver the...

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Afflecks is back and needs your support

The palace of creative commerce is reopening this weekend with new measures in place

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Manchester shops and markets - What’s reopening when?

Fashion, food and phone retailers amongst those welcoming customers again

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Super markets - How our favourite local traders have gone online

New platforms are now helping many independent traders to stay in business

2020 03 31 Shocal Delivery 1

Keeping it Shocal - The Urmston based delivery app saving local businesses

We talk to the three entrepreneurs who launched a new way to revitalise the high...

2020 03 18 Home Response Fund

Arts venues close across Manchester

As shops, gyms and other community spaces also start to announce suspended services

2018 09 28 Beyond The City Trafford 2018 09 28 Beyond The City Trafford2018 09 15 Trafford Centre Great Hall Entrance

Is the Trafford Centre going bust?

Having racked up £5bn debts, owners Intu warn it may not survive a struggling high...

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Meet Bukky Baldwin - the entrepreneur helping refugees through fashion

Sold in the Whitworth’s brand new shop, her quirky clothes and homeware are unlikely lifelines...