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Monday 5 July 2010

Attempt to demolish an historic Ancoats pub is unsuccessful. For now…

Developers have been unsuccessful in their application to demolish the former Cross Keys pub in the Ancoats conservation area and replace it with shops and offices. (more…)


Filed under: Buildings,Manchester — GS @ 8:38 pm
Wednesday 6 January 2010

New Year’s Eve fireworks, Manchester city centre

New Year's Eve fireworks

I broadcast live on blogtv. Including the ten minute firework display at midnight, which you can watch above.


Filed under: Manchester,With video — GS @ 10:38 pm
Tuesday 5 August 2008

Tram lines on Peter Street

The water company is digging up the road at the junction of Deansgate and Peter Street. They’re replacing the old Victorian water pipes.

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Filed under: History,Manchester — GS @ 6:55 am

King Street: from Starbucks to no bucks

If you want an example of how the current economic situation is hitting retailers, take a walk along Manchester’s King Street.

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Filed under: consumer,Manchester,Shopping — GS @ 5:22 am

Manchester’s luxury apartments

The property crisis continues, with Manchester one of the cities that stands to be most severely affected (along with Liverpool, Leeds and Sheffield), in part due to over-supply. And it seems to me that many of the ‘luxury’ apartments in the city centre are anything but.

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Filed under: Buildings,Manchester — GS @ 1:42 am
Thursday 15 May 2008

Drinking rules can be ‘relaxed’ for footballs fans but not for gay events

For years the LGBT community has been told that one of the reasons why the gay village must be fenced off and ticket-only during Manchester Pride is due to the bylaws concerning public drinking.

Now, once again, that policy has been exposed for the fraud it always was.

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 1:56 pm
Tuesday 25 March 2008

Urban hipsters face repossession and negative equity

As marketeers, estate agents and other vested interests continue to talk up property in Britain’s city centres, the reality begins to emerge in newspaper articles.

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Filed under: Buildings,Politics — GS @ 6:56 pm
 
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