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It’s Not Grim Up North

It’s Not Grim Up North is Emma Yates-Badley’s blog for Northern Soul. It documents her rekindled love affair with the city of Manchester.

Pork burger. Turtle Bay

Review: Turtle Bay, Northern Quarter, Manchester

September 4, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Turtle Bay, Northern Quarter, Manchester

When Turtle Bay first cropped up in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, I didn’t go.

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The Refuge by Volta, Manchester

Review: Sunday Best at The Principal Hotel and The Refuge, Manchester

August 21, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Sunday Best at The Principal Hotel and The Refuge, Manchester

Recently, I came across a snap of the new signage on the old Palace Hotel building. It was posted on Instagram and the photographer had commented how it was odd to see another name on the iconic, Victorian building.

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Baps and Bloomers

The Great British Bread Debate: is it baps, buns, rolls or something else entirely?

August 12, 2017 Comments Off on The Great British Bread Debate: is it baps, buns, rolls or something else entirely?

Us Brits take our food seriously.

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Pillbox

You’re not a little bit OCD, I am

August 11, 2017 Comments Off on You’re not a little bit OCD, I am

I have a tough time keeping my mouth shut about topics that I feel passionate about.

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Northern Soul chats to Duncan Craig, founder of Survivors Manchester, about breaking the silence

August 9, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul chats to Duncan Craig, founder of Survivors Manchester, about breaking the silence

Duncan Craig is one of the nicest men I have had the privilege of meeting.

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The Wizard of Oz, Stockport Plaza

Review: The Wizard of Oz, The Plaza, Stockport

August 8, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Wizard of Oz, The Plaza, Stockport

As a Stockport resident, I’ve often walked by The Plaza on my way to the big ASDA, and wondered what it’s like inside.

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Free to Be OK

Northern Soul chats to Lauren Coulman, founder of Free to Be OK with Me about anxiety, acceptance and activism

August 4, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul chats to Lauren Coulman, founder of Free to Be OK with Me about anxiety, acceptance and activism

Last year, I lost two stone.

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International Cheese Awards 2017

Northern Soul enthusiastically attends the International Cheese Awards in Nantwich

July 28, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul enthusiastically attends the International Cheese Awards in Nantwich

Northern Soul loves cheese. In fact, it’s safe to say that Northern Soul might be unhealthily obsessed with cheese in all of its beautiful forms.

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Review: Grafene, King Street, Manchester

July 22, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Grafene, King Street, Manchester

I don’t often dine on King Street.

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Liz Flanagan (image by Sarah Manson)

Young Adult fiction at Manchester Children’s Book Festival

July 12, 2017 Comments Off on Young Adult fiction at Manchester Children’s Book Festival

Young Adult fiction has experienced a surge in sales and popularity in recent years.

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