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Yum yum. Photo: Meal Makeover Moms @Flickr

This wonder-fat has hit the nation by storm, appearing both in the kitchen and the bathroom cupboards. From fat burning to flavouring, moisturising to cleansing, is there anything this palm extract can’t do?

Each time I come back

“Earth café is the wasabi pea of NQ eateries. Green and innocent on the outside, and on the inside, a delve into an unknown dimension”

Design your own pizza box competition. PLY. Photo: The Mancunion


Elena Gibbs spins a 4PLY yarn about the Northern Quarter’s hippest pizza joint

Food Editor Ellie Gibbs addresses the political power of food and the real difference it can make to lives, something we may take for granted when tucking into our luxury restaurant dinner courses

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Cheese pie

Food Editor and local vegan Ellie Gibbs whips up this healthy version of a pub food classic

Christmas Poem

‘Twas two weeks before Christmas, and all through the Union, Creatures were stirring, at The Mancunion. Articles were written, published and subbed, Stress levels were rising, shoulders were rubbed. The elves set to work, loading the paper, Deciding how best, to divide the labour. Stitches were sewn, from cover to cover, In order to create, […]

Billie Marten; Photo: Bird PR

Billie Marten

Ellie Gibbs profiles Billie Marten, a 16-year-old singer-songwriter with angelic tones and viscerally affecting music