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Confidential Eats: New Smithfield – inside Manchester’s midnight market

While most of us sleep, this lot are bartering, buying, selling and telling lies to...

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Manchester's Campfield Markets - plans for new Castlefield food hall revealed

Proposals by Allied London include a new food hall, event space, artist studios and apartments

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New £20.5m gallery to launch at Jodrell Bank

‘First Light’ will celebrate the observatory’s global reputation in the history of astronomy

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Turn Moss saved - but what has it been saved from?

Jonathan Schofield speaks to Gary Neville and Save Turn Moss campaigners about the recent controversy

Food &
Drink

Manchester House Restaurant

Gary Usher, Steven Smith and Tony Parkin line-up for Tim Bacon dinner

Top chefs will join Manchester House's Nat Tofan for a one-off charity evening

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Pollen Bakery to close in Piccadilly

The doyens of dough are leaving their archway…but fear not, they’ll be reopening in...

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Award-winning chef Alex Shaw joins Blanchflower

Expect simple cooking with robust flavours using seasonal bounty

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Canto - El Gato Negro's Simon Shaw reveals plans for new restaurant

The award-winning chef is bringing modern Portugese cuisine to Henry Street

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A shrine to wine at Michelin-starred Fischer’s Baslow Hall

The private dining room t has been transformed with blue teal Georgian panelling and a...

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A gin tour...for brunch? The Gin Journey is making it happen

Five cocktails, five gins, a whopping feed and a ‘posh minibus to Gintopia’

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Summer drinking at Epernay

If anyone needs us, we'll be sipping champagne on the terrace

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Let the collaboration be-gin...

The Lowry Hotel partners with Salford's FOUR SIS4ERS gin distillery

News &
Comment

Turn Moss Sunset

Turn Moss saved - but what has it been saved from?

Jonathan Schofield speaks to Gary Neville and Save Turn Moss campaigners about the recent controversy

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Scrap Piccadilly Gardens, let's have 'Manchester Square'

Jonathan Schofield suggests a radical idea to improve a key part of the city after...

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This is Salford (as you’ve never seen it before)

Famed for his striking photos of the city at dawn, Simon Buckley returns with NQL...

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Curiosities in the city: an alternative tour of Manchester

Gladstone's extra finger, a camp Shakespeare and bang bang bollards... Jonathan Schofield reveals strange details...

Things To
Do

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'How the horses all turn to face Manchester' - all aboard the Poetry Train

Northern has teamed up with Manchester Literary Festival to celebrate the local literary landscape

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5 reasons to visit Manchester Jazz Festival this summer

From Discolypso to jazz brunch and Spiegeltents…why not jazz up your July?

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Beyond the city: how to spend a weekend in... Altrincham

Carolyn Yates continues to scope out the best things to do, eat and see in...

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15 things to do in Manchester: May 2018

From an Electric Weekender to a Manchester Art Jam - fifteen things to get stuck...

Sleuth

Sleuth is a sideways glance at the city each week. It's the truth, but Sleuth's truth...

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Code of Conduct: how to behave in Northern Quarter

Sleuth takes a look at the city council's new set of rules for Manchester's indie...

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Sleuth - astroturf for Piccadilly Gardens, flying Mobikes and boozy lube

Week 19: in which all the station clocks are wrong

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Sleuth - ousted Tories, overflowing flowerbeds and is that Phil Neville?

Week 18: in which Sleuth worries about signs (again) and eats crickets

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Code of Conduct: how to behave in First Street

Council issues set of rules for Manchester city centre's newest neighbourhood

Best of
MCR

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Old Manchester pubs and cinemas from the '60s to '90s

From the Seahawk to the Grosvenor Picture Palace... let's all head off down memory lane

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The ultimate guide to Manchester's best outdoor bars, terraces & beer gardens

With over 35 spots, here's your ultimate guide to city centre suppin' in the sun

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Manchester's most unusual structures: part one

Jonathan Schofield takes a starter for five with some odd and unique buildings

Great North Pie

Manchester's best pies and where to find them

Five wonderful local pies and puddings - we’re not telling porkies

Body
Confidential

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From Bees to Morrisseys - Northern Quarter's new Manchester Shop

The new Oldham Street store stocking Manchester merch from Pankhurst to Mancunicorns

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Video - You can now take lightsaber classes... in Oldham

"This is a real sport with a fictional weapon"

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Move over Tinder: 5 niche dating apps to try this Spring

From Kanye West-themed dating to finding love through hate, these 5 apps could revive your...

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Watch - What I Wore Manchester: Northern Quarter vintage

In a new series, Body Confidential editor L'Oréal Blackett shares her favourite NQ vintage hotspots...

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videos

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Confidential Eats: an alternative guide to Manchester's Curry Mile

We head off on a kebab pilgrimage to Rusholme with DJ Luke 'Kebab Man' Unabomber

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Video: Take a look inside the Mackie Mayor - Northern Quarter's new food hall

The grade II listed former meat market's transformation into trendy food haven is complete... and...

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Jianbing - the Chinese crepe causing queues in Piccadilly Gardens

Crowds of hungry punters are gathering daily outside this converted ice cream hut. Here's why...

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The Massive C*ck burger is a real thing... and available in Manchester

It took three of us to hold it up

Travel

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Safari West – wildlife sanctuary that survived the wildfires

In the case of Safari West, the lives of giraffes, zebras, rhinoceros, cheetahs and a...

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Bow wow! Luxury London lodgings for the dog in your life

Staying in London with your dog doesn’t have to be a limiting ordeal. Indeed it...

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Getting the Abbey rum habit in the heart of old Barbados

St Nicholas Abbey, one of only three Jacobean mansions left in the whole Americas, summons...

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A shrine to wine at Michelin-starred Fischer’s Baslow Hall

The private dining room t has been transformed with blue teal Georgian panelling and a...

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Pollen Bakery to close in Piccadilly

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Arena attack anniversary: here's how to take part

Tuesday 22 May marks one year since the arena bomb, and there’ll be commemorative events...

Award-winning chef Alex Shaw joins Blanchflower

Expect simple cooking with robust flavours using seasonal bounty

Turn Moss saved - but what has it been saved from?

Jonathan Schofield speaks to Gary Neville and Save Turn Moss campaigners about the recent controversy

Code of Conduct: how to behave in Northern Quarter

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Great Manchester Run: top tips from a medal-winner

Athlete Diane Modahl has some sound advice for those taking part this weekend

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Manchester's Campfield Markets - plans for new Castlefield food hall revealed

Proposals by Allied London include a new food hall, event space, artist studios and apartments

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