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David Blake

Showing 40 of David Blake's latest articles.

BIG INTERVIEW: MIF Director Alex PootsBIG INTERVIEW: MIF Director Alex PootsFollowing the 2015 launch, David Blake speaks to the soon to be departing father of the festival
FIRST LOOK: Iberica's £2m Spinningfields RestaurantFIRST LOOK: Iberica's £2m Spinningfields RestaurantConfidential gets the first nosey around Manchester's latest major restaurant
MIF: Full 2015 Programme RevealedMIF: Full 2015 Programme RevealedBjork, Albarn and Peake return for the fifth edition of the Manchester International Festival (2-19 July)
Cook:Manchester Want To Butcher YouCook:Manchester Want To Butcher YouTrafford kitchen to launch a series of intensive six hour specialist cookery courses with local chefs and producers
REVEALED: El Gato Negro Secure King Street SiteREVEALED: El Gato Negro Secure King Street SiteCelebrated tapas restaurant confirm three floor city centre location
TOP 10: Exhibitions In MarchTOP 10: Exhibitions In MarchThe best art and museum exhibitions around Manchester this March
NEW: London-Based Cocktail Bar Takes Former Circle ClubNEW: London-Based Cocktail Bar Takes Former Circle ClubBe At One cocktail bar chain have applied for a licence down the Barton Arcade ginnel
NEW: Comptoir Libanais To Open In SpinningfieldsNEW: Comptoir Libanais To Open In SpinningfieldsManchester bags another major London restaurant brand
Osborne Confirms MCR's NHS Devo DealOsborne Confirms MCR's NHS Devo DealChancellor backs plans for NHS England to hand control of health care spending to Greater Manchester's ten councils
DEVOLUTION: Council To Control £6bn NHS BudgetDEVOLUTION: Council To Control £6bn NHS BudgetChancellor George Osborne to confirm devolved NHS powers to Greater Manchester
More New Hotels For MCRMore New Hotels For MCRGiggs and Neville plan Stock Exchange boutique hotel as InterContinental announce 300 more rooms on Oxford Road
Is Hooters Heading For MCR?Is Hooters Heading For MCR?Controversial American 'breastaurant' chain lining-up sites in Manchester, London and Newcastle
"It's Not Just Cereal" Says MCR's New Cereal Bar Owner"It's Not Just Cereal" Says MCR's New…Black Milk models itself on New York's Momofuku Milk Bar
MCR On The Moovit: But What Is It?MCR On The Moovit: But What Is It?Citymapper rival launches in Manchester... but does it work?
Work Begins On £77m Angelgate Project Near NOMAWork Begins On £77m Angelgate Project Near NOMA434 apartments planned for the Dantzic Street development
NEW: Bar & Beef For Corn Exchange?NEW: Bar & Beef For Corn Exchange?London-based Glendola Leisure are reportedly bringing their steak and gin restaurant to Manchester
NEW: NQ Boutique Hotel Back On TrackNEW: NQ Boutique Hotel Back On TrackCow Hollow will open on Northern Quarter's Newton Street in mid-2015
NEW: Guerrilla Eats & The Wonder InnNEW: Guerrilla Eats & The Wonder InnThe street foodsters will set up camp in Grade II-listed former warehouse on Shudehill... and they've got a new pal
PARKLIFE: Fatboy Slim, Mark Ronson & NAS To HeadlinePARKLIFE: Fatboy Slim, Mark Ronson & NAS To HeadlineDisclosure, Rudimental, Grace Jones and Wu Tang Clan will also play this year's Heaton Park festival (6-7 June)
NQ Lands Government-Backed 'Tech North' HQNQ Lands Government-Backed 'Tech North' HQDigital 'start-up hub' aims to emulate East London's Tech City and nurture the North's tech talent
Bernstein: 'What We Need Is A New Piccadilly'Bernstein: 'What We Need Is A New Piccadilly'Council Chief on funding a new station and seizing London Road Fire Station
REVEALED: St Peter's Square Station To Close For 14 MonthsREVEALED: St Peter's Square Station To Close For 14 MonthsWork is due to start this summer to move the St Peter’s Square stop closer to the Art Gallery
EXCLUSIVE: Hawksmoor MCR First LookEXCLUSIVE: Hawksmoor MCR First LookThe exclusive pictures you've all been waiting for...
REVEALED: £6m Revamp For Contact TheatreREVEALED: £6m Revamp For Contact TheatreSheppard Robson architects to remodel the Oxford Road arts centre
Empty Shops Illustrate Growing North-Side DivideEmpty Shops Illustrate Growing North-Side Divide26.8% of Droylsden shops lay empty as geo-political divide widens
NEW: Restaurant Confirmed For 'Retail' King StreetNEW: Restaurant Confirmed For 'Retail' King StreetQuill 'luxury' British fine dine restaurant and cocktail bar will open in the former-Duo unit
TOP 10: Exhibitions In FebruaryTOP 10: Exhibitions In FebruaryThe best art and museum exhibitions around Manchester this February
REVEALED: MCR Hotels Record Strongest Year EverREVEALED: MCR Hotels Record Strongest Year EverHotel occupancy reached 79% in 2014 with 800 more rooms in the pipeline
70-Strong Team MCR To Hit World's Largest Property Event70-Strong Team MCR To Hit World's Largest Property Event£235m Henry Royce Institute and £75m Factory arts centre amongst new MCR projects to be showcased at MIPIM
REVEALED: El Gato Negro Site Fallen ThroughREVEALED: El Gato Negro Site Fallen ThroughNew Manchester tapas restaurant were reportedly eyeing-up the former-Room site before Living Ventures struck
FT Food Critic Nick Lander To Headline NRB DebateFT Food Critic Nick Lander To Headline NRB Debate'The Art of the Restaurateur' author will discuss the 'universal rules of running a restaurant'
MCR's Best New Restaurants 2015: The Expert PicksMCR's Best New Restaurants 2015: The Expert PicksWe asked food critics, restaurateurs and bon vivants what to look out for this year
PARKLIFE: Combat Force To Tackle Festival DisorderPARKLIFE: Combat Force To Tackle Festival DisorderCouncil and organisers will set up a new taskforce to combat issues outside Heaton Park
CLOSED: The Lawn Club Shuts For ReshapeCLOSED: The Lawn Club Shuts For ReshapeSpinningfields bar and restaurant to take over The Lawns as nineteen-storey tower goes up
Eight Michelin Stars Confirmed For NRB 2015Eight Michelin Stars Confirmed For NRB 2015Organiser Thom Hetherington on the North's biggest hospitality show and what to expect from the MCR scene this year
United To Overtake Real Madrid As World's Richest Club?United To Overtake Real Madrid As World's Richest Club?United second and City sixth in Deloitte's global football rich list
MIF: Damon Albarn's New Alice In Wonderland MusicalMIF: Damon Albarn's New Alice In Wonderland MusicalWonder.land will debut at the Manchester International Festival in July
NEW: Pen & Pencil Bar Restaurant For NQNEW: Pen & Pencil Bar Restaurant For NQNorthern Quarter's latest comes from the chaps behind Dry Bar and Didsbury's Violet Hour
REVEALED: Walkie-Talkie Architect Named For GEICREVEALED: Walkie-Talkie Architect Named For GEICControversial Rafael Viñoly Architects to design the University's new £60m Graphene Centre
NEW: Iberica Spinningfields Opens 4 MarchNEW: Iberica Spinningfields Opens 4 MarchAward-winning Spanish restaurant release lavish new designs ahead of launch

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