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So it’s Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Confidential would like to say thanks and have a good one you lovely, lovely readers.

Published on December 21st 2007.

We’ve had a rollicking good time in 2007, doubling in readership (over 200,000 a month now), bringing reviews of everything from art to theatre and of course food, glorious, food. We’ve also had a ball poking fun at the MEN, the Trafford Centre and other ‘Gods’ of Manchester who’ve always thought themselves beyond and above criticism.

Our sponsorship or leadership of debate (both through events and online) has put us at the heart of what makes this city tick. Meanwhile Gordo has placed himself at the belly of what makes this city full. Our offers and competitions have delighted zillions of winners. Almost 10,000 of you had a go at the Selfridges offer.

Thanks, also, for all the rants you’ve sent us (with a few exceptions such as those from a pathological Brummie called Prof Rob Right). They’ve informed, entertained and kept us warm on cold nights.

For 2008 there are more changes planned. We think – no we know - we’ll become the most important resource for visitors to Manchester when our tourist guide and our food and drink guide go live.

We’ll also be experimenting more and more with multi-media - as we did with Alan Fletcher, aka Dr Karl Kennedy. And we’re going to have a look at listings.

In short we’re going to get bigger in scale, broader in ambition and above all better. And we’ll always be a Manchester company owned by Mancunians.

Thanks once again for reading us this year.
Confidentially yours,

Jonathan Schofield

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eugeneDecember 21st 2007.

good to hear it Mancon..but hows about sorting out the fact that you have to put in a tel no. when you enter the competitions?I do have one, yet can never answer my phone at work, and am sure you have rung me a couple of times over the year (withheld?), and i haven't been able to claim my super-duper prize..

JamesDecember 21st 2007.

Yep keep up the good work. More news stuff perhaps, more satire too, better listings perhaps although I concede that this isn't the easiest of things to gather reliably. Manchester Confidential has provided some great reading this last year, well done.

eugene wants beerDecember 21st 2007.

ps if you feel like sending me a concillatory prize (beer, maybe?), then I say Three Cheers to Mancon!

BenDecember 21st 2007.

Keep up the good work into the new year.Be especially good if you can update us soon with goings on at Afflecks, I've heard rumblings that things still aren't too well.That Rob Right fella, he used to bombard the BBC Manchester message board with all sorts of anti-Mancunian crap, glad you're keeping him away from here!Happy new year to all you folks.

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