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2019 06 26 Arena Story

Why has an American operator announced a new 20,000 Eastlands Arena?

The mystery and validity of a possible entertainment monster

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What to eat and drink during Manchester International Festival

Buried breweries, Catalan pizzas and David Lynch ice cream – it’s an exciting street food...

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Manchester to mark Armed Forces Day this Saturday

There’ll be a ceremonial march, military tasters and free family activities galore

Top
stories

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Which Manchester postcodes are most likely to see an increase in house prices?

Looking to buy or sell this year? Manchester's strongest property markets might just surprise you...

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From giant monkeys to steampunk: Manchester Day in pictures

The citywide festival entered double figures with one of its most vibrant parades yet

2019 06 20 Manchester Aerial Daniel Nisbet

Whatever happened to the Northern Powerhouse?

It is five years since Osborne made his speech calling for a reinvigorated North. So...

2019 06 24 Hanover Building Exterior

Hanover: huge Manchester building regains its grandeur

Jonathan Schofield is impressed by a cleaned and polished city gem

2019 06 21 Hatch

There's a new brood at Hatch

From lucky katsu to Greek conviviality, Hatch's metamorphosis is almost complete

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Festa Italiana 2019 – It’s going to be huge

Free aperitivo, pizza cars, bambini gardens and banquets at the UK’s biggest Italian food festival...

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Is Manchester doing enough to fight its air pollution crisis?

Andrea Sandor investigates a dearth of clean air...

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Element at Uptown: is this the hottest new property in Manchester?

The city centre's only four minutes on foot but staying in never looked so good

Latest restaurant
reviews

2019 06 24 Sushi Daily From Debenhams

‘Slipping down a treat’ - Sushi Daily, Debenhams, reviewed

Kelly Bishop assesses whether this place is worth a daily, weekly or monthly visit

2019 06 18 Exterior Of Speak In Code

‘The portal into cocktail Narnia’ - Speak In Code, Jacksons Row, reviewed

Neil Sowerby gets stuck into agar-agar gelled raisin pearls, carrot coladas and subsequent fireworks

2019 06 12 Dakota Exterior 2

'Very international corporate villain’s headquarters chic' - Dakota Grill Manchester, reviewed

Lucy Tomlinson has a cheesy date round the back of Piccadilly

2019 06 10 Thai No 6 Exterior

‘More gracious than golden pagoda glitz’ - Thai Kitchen No.6, Chapel Walks, reviewed

Neil Sowerby wonders whether six is a lucky number for Manchester’s newest Thai restaurant

2019 06 06 Tast Enxaneta Room

‘Serious, sensual and glorious flavours’ - Tast Enxaneta, reviewed

Gordo doesn’t want to jinx it, but this might finally be the one to bring...

2019 05 13 Yakumama Exterior

‘A shining example of all that is good’ - Yakumama Cantina and Bar, Todmorden, reviewed

Deanna Thomas reckons her happy place might actually be on the Yorkshire border

2019 05 24 Victors Alderley Interior 2

‘Diversity is the menu’s perversity’ – Victors, Alderley Edge, reviewed

Now Neighbourhood Spinningfields has closed, Ruth Allan checks out its suburban outpost

2019 05 15 Federal Exterior

‘Inject a bit of sunshine into your life’ - Federal, Deansgate, reviewed

Lucy Tomlinson visits the laid-back brunch spot’s new Deansgate outpost

Best of
MCR

Veeno Nye

Manchester's top 30 eating out offers: June 2019

£5 burgers, 10p wings, BOGOF sundaes and more…

2019 05 08 Mfdf Opening Night

Manchester Food and Drink Festival 2019 – first events revealed

Book NOW for comfort food, curry collectives, Catalan cuisine and cocktails

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Manchester's essential festival calendar: May to August 2019

Four months, 30 festivals…time to clear the diary

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This is Manchester: 99 photos from the 1970s

Abandoned stations, vast housing blocks and the birth of a city centre monster - a...

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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...

Kebab Kurdistan

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

Forest Side Food

Top 100 Restaurants in the North West revealed

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

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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...

Sleuth

2019 06 14 Sleuth Foster

Sleuth: Mancunian predicts end of civilisation, chattering architects, beggars belief and other...

Week 24 in which Sleuth decides to build a bunker and stockpile food

2019 06 07 Sleuth Big Trousers Long View

Sleuth: Mcr's biggest ever trousers plus TV clangers, and the sweetest D-Day story

Week 23: in which Sleuth borrows a Brompton to meet the girls

2019 05 31 Peterloo Memorial Under Construction

Sleuth: Peterloo Memorial Row, no deposit - no fleas, fat NHS snacks, more Brexit nonsense

Week 22: flawed memorials, nuclear options and coffee shop remainers

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Sleuth: Birdcage closes, Lib Dems prepare to take over city council, no car Manchester

Week 19: fun and games and swinging seats

Travel

190414 Ponies

Tall trees and a small dog in the New Forest

Our base, the award-winning, mega dog-friendly Balmer Lawn Hotel, was itself built in the mid-1800s...

190218 Lawrence Night

The Lawrence – bijou luxury lair just a broomstick ride away

The Lawrence makes a stylish, boutique base for visiting Pendle Witch Country and the Ribble...

181130 Gaztelugatxe

Footloose and foodie on a pilgrimage to Bilbao

This circular walk was organised by award-winning tour operators Purely Pyrenees. The next four days...

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Illuminating times in Flemish gem Ghent

Ghent’s revival after the Austrian invasion came with the Industrial Revolution, and it has our...

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Tipple and nibbles £10 at Veeno

Aperitivo plus Apericena, what’s not to like?

Element at Uptown: is this the hottest new property in Manchester?

The city centre's only four minutes on foot but staying in never looked so good

‘Slipping down a treat’ - Sushi Daily, Debenhams, reviewed

Kelly Bishop assesses whether this place is worth a daily, weekly or monthly visit

‘Meat free and two-veg to satisfy the craziest carnivores’ - Bundobust, Bold Street, Liverpool

Vicky Andrews has no beef with alien fingers and chai cider at this new Bold...

Which Manchester postcodes are most likely to see an increase in house prices?

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2019 06 20 Manchester Aerial Daniel Nisbet

Whatever happened to the Northern Powerhouse?

It is five years since Osborne made his speech calling for a reinvigorated North. So...

2019 06 24 Hanover Building Exterior

Hanover: huge Manchester building regains its grandeur

Jonathan Schofield is impressed by a cleaned and polished city gem

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