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2019 12 13 Mad Dogs Xmas Presents

That's the (community) spirit - good people doing good things in Greater Manchester

The local people, businesses and community projects that are giving their time to help others...

2019 12 12 The Lowry Festive Afternoon Tea Sweet Treats

Latest: Greater Manchester food and drink news (9–15 December)

Our weekly round up of stories you might have missed from around town

2019 12 9 Roti Collation

'It doesn’t get better for comfort food' - Roti, Chorlton, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield and the tale of the spicy haggis and chirpy chop

Top
stories

2019 12 12 London Road Fire Station Detail

London Road Fire Station: Is the latest planning alteration an improvement?

Jonathan Schofield gives us an update on plans for this iconic city centre structure

Rosso Nye

NYE 2019 - Your last meal of the decade? Better choose wisely

Beef wellington, natural wine, kimchi and lots of oysters - here's a round-up of New...

2019 12 09 Hulme Playhouse 1

Hulme’s Playhouse produces first theatre show in 25 years

Once empty and decaying, the Grade II listed treasure is back in business

2019 12 10 Property Roundup Terminal Two

Property roundup – Refuge centre to language school, terminal news and the biggest lido

Bricks & Mortar part 13 - MMU sports institute, waterworld at Dumplington, airport terminal dates

2019 12 10 Exterior Abeja At Hatch

‘Little pieces of heaven’ - Abeja Tapas Bar at Hatch, Oxford Rd, reviewed

Gordo discovers a sunny corner of Spain in a most unlikely location

2019 12 06 Magic Lantern Rave

Magic lantern raves to masquerade balls - Manchester’s top NYE events

From parties to comedy and free firework fun, we’ve got everyone covered

2019 12 03 Meadow Living Room

Apartments on sale at a distinctive development overlooking the city centre’s biggest park

MeadowSide mixes city pace with green space in Manchester’s NOMA Quarter

4 Sisters Gin Bottles

Chocolate orange gin? Sis4ers distillery launch new festive flavour

Not only does it capture Christmas in a glass, £1 of every sale goes to...

Latest restaurant
reviews

2019 12 06 Cropped Bills Spinningfields Exterior

'Like walking into your rich and horny old aunt’s house’ - Bills, Spinningfields, reviewed

Real-life market café chef Claire Woodier tests out this seasonally inspired chain restaurant’s new base...

2019 11 25 Peru Perdu Crab

'The perfect escape from a wet Manchester afternoon' - Peru Perdu at the Cotton Factory, reviewed

Lucy Tomlinson goes on a sunlit adventure

2019 11 29 Bull And Bear Exterior

'Recipes by old Tom, portion sizes by new Tom' - The Bull & Bear, Stock Exchange Hotel, reviewed

Kelly Bishop visits one of the most talked about new openings of the year

2019 11 06 Chish And Fips Fish 1

‘The new Umezushi tempura batter-based project’ - Chish & Fips, reviewed

Neil Sowerby gets battered at this new Far-Eastern inspired chippie

2019 11 19 Easy Fish Wilmslow Exterior 2

‘The best fish you’ve had for miles’ - The Easy Fish Company, Wilmslow, reviewed

Gordo likes it when lobsters don't let him down.

2019 11 08 Lowry Hotel River Restaurant Interior

‘Bang on target’ - The River Restaurant at The Lowry Hotel, reviewed

Gordo checks into this five star hotel after its recent multi million pound revamp

2019 11 01 Ciaooo Special Pizza

'I honestly didn’t miss the cheese' - pizza wars: Franco Manca vs Ciaooo

Kelly Bishop wonders how a big chain from London compares to an indie joint on...

2019 10 29 The Northern Banquette

‘A nostalgic wallow’ - The Northern, Bolton, reviewed

Neil Sowerby gets his clogs on and heads up to Paul Heathcote’s new place

Best of
MCR

2019 05 08 Mfdf Opening Night

Manchester's essential festival calendar: September to December 2019

With over 50 festivals, it’s our biggest instalment yet…

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This is Manchester: 60 photos from the 1990s

The IRA bomb, the Hacienda and the birth of Metrolink - a pictorial snapshot of...

2019 03 29 The Heatons The Savoy 2

Beyond the city: how to spend a weekend in... The Heatons

In part ten of the series, Carolyn Yates heads to the four Heatons (that's 'high...

2019 03 18 Pankhurst Centre Sylvia Pankhursts Laptop

The Curators' Choice (part 2): Greater Manchester's most prized artefacts

From an Egyptian coffin to the earliest photo of Manchester, we asked museums region-wide to...

Port Street Beer House 6754Fg

Where to find proper cider in Manchester - using a handy map

An in-ciders guide on where to find the 100% fresh pressed good stuff - from...

2019 05 24 Sleuth Uni Building

Manchester’s loveliest quarter? Those blooming universities

Jonathan Schofield recommends a green and gracious stroll via fine architecture

Forest Side Food

Top 100 Restaurants in the North West revealed

The Confidentials team release the region's first dedicated restaurant guide

2018 12 04 Curiosities City Alternative Guide To Manchester 3

Curiosities in the city: an alternative tour of Manchester (part three)

Smelly ditches, cow’s stomach lining and broken pianos - Jonathan Schofield reveals more strange (and...

Travel

2019 11 15 Istanbul Bosphorus

Travel - explore the luxury Turkish delights of Istanbul

Neil Sowerby takes tea with Hercule Poirot in the Palace

2019 11 10 St Antoine Shot

Welcome to Jura - the land of cheese, chocolate and wine

Neil Sowerby goes on a gourmet journey through this French foodie paradise

2019 10 10 Geneva Lake

Ten Top Things To Do in Swiss gem Geneva

Where else can you find fondue, Frankenstein, flower-clocks and fountains?

2019 09 23 Mama Shelter London 11

British luxury in the West, Parisian hip in the East - a tale of two London hotels

Vicky Smith checks out Mama Shelter and quaffs champagne at Hyatt Regency London - The...

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Hulme’s Playhouse produces first theatre show in 25 years

Once empty and decaying, the Grade II listed treasure is back in business

'I still think Brexit is ridiculous' - Interview: John Leech

The Liberal Democrat candidate for Manchester Withington talks Brexit, budgets and who is telling 'big...

Property roundup – Refuge centre to language school, terminal news and the biggest lido

Bricks & Mortar part 13 - MMU sports institute, waterworld at Dumplington, airport terminal dates

‘Little pieces of heaven’ - Abeja Tapas Bar at Hatch, Oxford Rd, reviewed

Gordo discovers a sunny corner of Spain in a most unlikely location

London Road Fire Station: Is the latest planning alteration an improvement?

2019 12 12 London Road Fire Station Detail
2019 12 12 Polling Station

General Election 2019 - three points to ponder

Guest contributor John Blundell suggests things voters might want to consider

Rosso Nye

NYE 2019 - Your last meal of the decade? Better choose wisely

Beef wellington, natural wine, kimchi and lots of oysters - here's a round-up of New...

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