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Manchester, the Mile-High City

As Student Castle, the 358-foot new tower in Little Ireland opens, it’s worth reflecting on Manchester’s relationship with the tower block…the skyscraper…the cloudbuster.
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Alf Morris R. I. P.

Alf Morris was that rarity in a politician…
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Manchester’s Latest Exhibition – “The Emperor’s New Clothes”

The art gallery is having a huge joke at our expense…
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The Corn Exchange is in Manchester not London

So a planning application is being submitted to transform the Corn Exchange into the “Carnaby Street of the North”…
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Alan Turing at 100

The big event this week is the centenary on June 23 of Alan Turing…
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David Smith R. I. P.

It’s hard to know what to feel after hearing the news that the infamous David Smith has died.
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Royal Manchester

Queen Elizabeth II is not the first monarch to visit Manchester, nor is the Town Hall Mural accurate in citing Philippa of Hainault…
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The World Cup Arrives at the New National Football Museum

All of us at New Manchester Walks towers (the back room at the Portico Library, actually) are very much looking forward to the opening of the new National Football Museum…
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Save The Street!

Within three years Granada/ITV will vacate its 50-year home at the edge of Castlefield. The company’s flagship programme, Coronation Street, will soon be filmed from a new purpose-built site in Trafford Park. So what will happen to the Coronation Street set…?
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Metrolink: 2nd City Crossing – An Opportunity Missed…For Now

Sadly, Metrolink has made the wrong turn, confirming the decision to run the next line along Corporation Street and Cross Street…
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