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20180205 Manchester Cathedral Details 050616 Harpist Angel

Online book of remembrance to pay tribute to victims of COVID-19

Memorial is the result of a partnership between Manchester Cathedral and GMCA

The Art School Interior

Restaurant no shows – What can we do about it?

Dear Restaurateur. Shouldn't you start charging a booking fee?

2020 12 03 Pavements Sunak

Chancellor announces new ‘eat out to help out’ scheme to support restaurants

Discounts and VAT reductions were revealed in his latest financial statement

2020 07 06 Reopening Saturday 3

First night out in Manchester: Was Saturday night common sense or chaos?

Jonathan Schofield rushes out for food and drink as venues open

2020 07 03 Royal Exchange Missing Live Theatre Campaign

A lifeline at last - £1.57 billion rescue fund for theatres and music venues

With performing arts on the brink of collapse, the government has finally stepped in to...

Royal Exchange

Royal Exchange Theatre announces huge staff cuts as future remains uncertain

The Manchester institution has begun redundancy talks, with 65% of permanent jobs at risk

2020 07 01 Terraces 4

'Get your terraces out' City hospitality industry told

Council has waived fees for applications for extra outdoor space

2020 06 30 Noq Bar

No Queues with NoQ – How the hospitality sector is gearing up to be safely social

Table service tech that means no contact, no crowds

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...

20171113 Alston Exterior

More Manchester restaurants have closed permanently

The pandemic leaves more hospitality casualties as staff are told they will not have a...

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What to expect when SEVEN BRO7HERS beer houses reopen

We won’t be propping up the bar … BUT we will be back in the...

2020 06 25 Pan African Photo

75 years on: The Manchester Congress that changed Africa

Jonathan Schofield on a lovely building unveiled with a hugely relevant history

2019 12 18 Ed Castle Pub Interior Main Bar 2

Lockdown easing – Can restaurants and pubs rely on people’s common sense?

How easy is it to judge social distancing after a few pints?

2018 08 28 Company Chameleon

Councillor’s support plea: ‘We won’t stand by and watch Manchester’s culture take its last gasp’

The industry is struggling to survive, warns Cllr Luthfur Rahman in an open letter to...

Northern Carnival Against The Nazis Jul 15 1978 Credit Phil Ramsell

Rock Against Racism Northern Carnival: The protest that made music history

40,000 people attended the 1978 rally and concert, featuring bands like Buzzcocks and Steel Pulse

2020 06 18 Afflecks Jody Hartley 3

Afflecks is back and needs your support

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

2020 06 17 Marcus Rashford

What a result for Marcus Rashford and over a million children

‘This is not about politics, it’s about humanity’, wrote the Wythenshaw-born footballer in a letter...

1996 Manchester Ira Bomb Credit Manchesterfire Flickr Screen Shot 2018 06 15 At 13 09 40

The 1996 Manchester bomb - 24 years on

Jonathan Schofield on the causes, the myths and the rebuilding

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