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Review: LEGOLAND, Trafford Centre, Manchester

September 23, 2020 No Comments

It’s four years since I last took my niece to LEGOLAND at Manchester’s Trafford Centre.

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Food Review: Canto, Ancoats, Manchester

September 15, 2020 No Comments

As I write this, were about a fortnight away from six months into lockdown. Im still not exactly sure of the rules as Matt Hancock and his cronies play hide-and-seek with our very own Andy Burnham and the North West has more COVID-19 spikes than a punk hairdo.

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Sally MacDonald, Director of the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester in front of the Baby Computer.

“Science has never been more relevant.” Sally MacDonald, director of the Science and Industry Museum, Manchester

September 15, 2020 No Comments

It’s almost exactly six years since I became director of the Science and Industry Museum. 

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Photo Gallery: a new book of transgender portraits by photographer Allie Crewe

September 4, 2020 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: a new book of transgender portraits by photographer Allie Crewe

A book of transgender portraiture showcasing the work of award-winning photographer Allie Crewe has been published by Axis Projects Publishing.

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Gaucho, image by David Griffen Photography

Food Review: Gaucho, Manchester

August 30, 2020 Comments Off on Food Review: Gaucho, Manchester

Finally, after five long months, I find myself reviewing an actual live restaurant with actual people, actual food and actual wine. The restaurant in question is Gaucho, an Argentinian grill off Manchester’s Deansgate, located in a beautifully converted church with the organ still intact but not functioning.

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Good News in Focus: Cloudwater Brew Co

August 17, 2020 Comments Off on Good News in Focus: Cloudwater Brew Co

Northern Soul and People’s Powerhouse are continuing our partnership to share good new stories about businesses, people and communities coming together in the North of England during the COVID-19 crisis. As the country begins to loosen lockdown restrictions, we’re talking to Northerners doing excellent work across the region.

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Crusader and Phoenix. Image courtesy of Capital&Centric

The changing face of the Manchester skyline

August 4, 2020 Comments Off on The changing face of the Manchester skyline

Pre-pandemic, the Manchester skyline was changing dramatically – the city was starting to resemble Manhattan.

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Siam Smiles Cafe, Manchester

Takeaway Review: Siam Smiles, Manchester

May 14, 2020 Comments Off on Takeaway Review: Siam Smiles, Manchester

For many years, my Thursday treat was a green chicken curry at Siam Smiles on George Street in Manchester’s Chinatown.

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Takeaway Review: The Spärrows, Manchester

April 10, 2020 Comments Off on Takeaway Review: The Spärrows, Manchester

Strange times. Especially if you live on your own and just want a hug.

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Takeaway Review: Proove, West Didsbury

March 29, 2020 Comments Off on Takeaway Review: Proove, West Didsbury

During lockdown, when you’re wandering into your kitchen for the millionth time and opening the fridge before closing it again, you might have hit the point when it’s time to think about ordering a takeaway.

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