Northern Quarter

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5th February 2021 | By Ruby Fandino

Closure of Northern Quarter street to traffic sparks contrasting views among business owners

The city council has decided to permanently close Thomas Street as part of a new Northern Quarter cycling and walking scheme for summer 2021. The Northern...

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8th October 2020 | By Hayley Grice

How the famous Northern Quarter comedy club the Frog and Bucket is standing up to Covid-19

A lot of venues in Manchester have had to close their doors during the pandemic but one Northern Quarter comedy club is continuing to host comedy...

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28th September 2020 | By Valentine Fourreau

The government’s new 10pm curfew could cost the Northern Quarter some of its favourite venues – and dozens of jobs

The government’s new 10pm curfew is putting dozens of jobs at risk in Manchester’s Northern Quarter as late-night venues are being disproportionately hit, say bar...

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28th December 2018 | By Matt Hartless

12 Days of Manchester: Four is the average cost in pounds of a pint in Manchester city centre

According to the i newspaper, the average cost of a pint of beer in Manchester is £3.93 Though hardly the most expensive place in the...

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4th December 2018 | By Sam Peckett

Manchester’s Grassroots Music and Arts Festival FOUNDATIONS Returns This December

FOUNDATIONS Festival is returning to Manchester this December to celebrate the city’s grassroots alternative music and art scene. Focusing on recognising the talent beyond the...

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4th December 2018 | By Sian McGuinness

Property development firm release three new proposals for controversial Northern Quarter plot

Property development firm Salboy have released three new proposals for a plot on Shudehill after their original plans were refused by the council earlier this year. 

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6th November 2018 | By Joseph Chorlton

Iconic Ruby Lounge in Northern Quarter set to close down to make way for new development

Iconic Manchester venue The Ruby Lounge is closing down to make way for a new development of shops and cafes, it has been announced. The...

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17th October 2018 | By Sian McGuinness

Jan Oldenburg: Tributes to Night and Day Café founder and Manchester music scene legend

Fans of the Northern Quarter’s iconic Night and Day Café are saddened to hear that its founder Jan Oldenburg died at the age of 71 over the...

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5th October 2018 | By Sian McGuinness

Northern Quarter residents call for better protection of historical buildings in wake of collapses

Residents in the Northern Quarter have taken to Twitter to say they feel “abandoned” and “ignored” by the council as historic buildings in the area...

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1st October 2018 | By Matt Hartless

Students urged to get involved with Foundations Festival 2018

Student volunteers are being invited to get involved with this year’s Foundations Festival. Emily Oldfield, the co-curator of the festival, is looking for a small...