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18 02 20 Manchester Landscape

A Northern English currency: not just fantasy?

Our councils are skint, and it’s all the pound’s fault, says John Blundell

2018 02 19 Section 28

Never Going Underground: The fight for gay rights

Thirty years ago, Manchester took to the streets to protest against Section 28 - a...

Viadux Manchester

Manchester developments to be given less stupid names

Sleuth week 7: Is Viadux the worst building name ever?

2018 02 05 Levenshulme Library

Levy Old Library to launch as community arts centre

It may have been replaced by Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre, but this isn’t the...

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Disappearing Manchester: the city's most at-risk old buildings

From Little Ireland to Hotspur House - these heritage buildings may not be around much...

2018 02 13 Ancoats Hospital 2

‘Devastated’ campaigners abandon Ancoats Dispensary dream

Council say plans for affordable housing plans will seek to maintain the fabric of the...

2018 02 08 Bonbon 6

Is the Northern Quarter losing its indie spirit?

As property developers swallow buildings, people are concerned about the future of the city's indie...

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Shudehill hotel rejected as council rap knuckles of developer

Salboy, Betfred boss Fred Done's development company, has had controversial plans for a new aparthotel...

Ikea Sleuth

IKEA's new Manchester buildings + Pub reacts to art gallery censorship

Sleuth week 6: plus, new towers to be built... in the ground

Levenshulme Baths Jeremy Hoad

Could Levenshulme Baths become a circus centre?

Since closing in 2016 due to funding cuts, the building has remained derelict - now...

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City centre restaurant could lose licence over illegal workers

Swadesh on Portland Street faces a review following immigration checks

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On the centenary of (some) women getting the vote, Jonathan Schofield looks back on the...

20180105 Heart And Parcel Dumpling Tray

The international language of the dumpling

Lucy Tomlinson visits Levenshulme, where a social enterprise aims to teach English through cooking


Haçienda and Chetham's in Historic England Top 10

Manchester institutions feature on national music and literature heritage list

Carl Austin Behan

Carl Austin-Behan: "One silly name caused an avalanche"

Manchester's first openly gay Lord Mayor discusses the Gay Village, his deselection and Momentum

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Let there be light -

Jonathan Schofield welcomes the cathedral's new lighting and effects

18 01 24 Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery is to remove all paintings

Following the controversial removal of 'Hylas and the Nymphs', Sleuth speaks to the curator


How high does Manchester rank in the Global Cannabis Price Index?

How much do we pay and how much do we consume, compared with London, Liverpool...

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