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Veteran journalist, food & wine writer and public speaker who is proudly born & bred here in Manchester.

Manchester’s got museums – but why isn’t there a Museum of Manchester?

Manchester boasts several excellent museums as befits the rich culture of England's second city....

Mourinho or Guardiola: who will be Manchester’s top man?

The city in question is this one - Manchester. For he predicts that the...

Has the Manchester restaurant bubble burst?

Manchester restaurants have always come and gone. You may remember Establishment, Reform, Room, Chez...

Manchester is in demand but is it really losing its industrial soul?

The economy of Manchester outgrew that of inner-city London last year in relative terms. But is it in danger of losing its ‘industrial soul’ to developers of in-demand new housing and office space?

20th anniversary of the 1996 bomb: the truth & the making of modern Manchester

Saturday 15th June 1996 dawned bright and sunny and Manchester had every reason to feel good about itself, writes Ray King

Manchester’s restaurants aren’t all meal deals and happy hours, Mr Coren

Our old friend Giles Coren, the scourge of northern dining, is up to his old tricks again, criticising the north for its lack of original restaurants. Maybe he'd like to come and learn a thing or two about some of Manchester's originals

How ‘one simple line on a plan’ became the key to the redesign of...

Key players in the redesign and reconstruction of a city centre shattered by the biggest bomb ever detonated on the British mainland in peacetime took part in a symposium in Manchester today

Sir Richard Leese celebrates two decades as leader of Manchester city council

Manchester city council leader Sir Richard Leese passes a remarkable personal and political milestone this month - the 20th anniversary of his election to office

Tim Bacon tribute – a man who changed the landscape of popular dining

A tribute to the truly remarkable character and career path of Tim Bacon who has died after a long battle with cancer, aged just 52

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