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Top 10 high-end restaurants in Greater Manchester

1. The French A restaurant in a state of flux, with Simon Rogan’s stewardship at an end, I would equally argue that the grand old dame of Mancunian dining could not be in safer hands. Locally born Head Chef Adam Reid, flushed from his successful primetime run to the Great British Menu final, has…

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FIVE things you can do in Greater Manchester this week

Our top tips for making the most of the week ahead, with brilliant things to do across the whole of Greater Manchester… For even more ideas, visit our What’s On page. 1. Explore the city and discover stories about what makes Mancunians ‘Proud.’ Work your way around the city’s shopping streets…

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Dr Sorcha Ní Fhlainn on a 1980s Gothic Revival

Dr Sorcha Ní Fhlainn on a 1980s Gothic Revival, interviewed by Daisy Brocklehurst. The return of Stranger Things after a three-year hiatus has enveloped the world. Kate Bush is back in the charts, Top Gun is in cinemas, and the rise of the mullet is undeniable. Welcome back to the 80s. It can be…

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August Bank Holiday Weekend in Greater Manchester

There’s nowhere better to spend a bank holiday than in Greater Manchester. This August, get ready to end the summer in style as the August Bank Holiday will be here sooner than you think. Across all ten of our boroughs, there are exciting events and activities to ensure you make the most of an extra…

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8 Ways to Celebrate Manchester Pride Weekend

Manchester Pride is one of the biggest events of the Summer. Taking place on the August bank holiday weekend, Manchester Pride has become a staple of the city's calendar and is a must-attend event for many. Every year the city is covered in rainbows and filled with joy as people come together to…

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Top 5 Upcoming Manchester Artists

Greater Manchester is a creative city-region bursting with musical talent. Local music journalist and creator of BOOT - - - MUSIC, James Booton, gives us his top 5 emerging Manchester artists. Nikki and The Waves With a sound that is as just as colourful as their dress sense, Art-Pop outfit…

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