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  • Manc Noir: Author David Nolan explains how anger inspired his latest book

    Back in 2018, David Nolan took an unscheduled detour from his successful career as a journalist and music biographer to write his first novel, Black Moss. A dark crime tale set around Manchester and Oldham in 1990 during the Strangeways riots, it channelled many of Nolan’s fears and preoccupations into a new sub-genre he himself dubbed ‘Manc Noir’.

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    August 5, 2022 No Comments
  • Women’s football and the mighty Lionesses: ‘We need this to be a watershed moment’

    A few months ago, I took my two boys (three and four) to the park with a ball for a kickabout.

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    August 2, 2022 No Comments
  • ‘With World of Twist, people didn’t always get it.’ Gordon King talks to Northern Soul

    The release of World of Twist’s debut album Quality Street on October 28, 1991 should have been a watershed moment for the Manchester-based band. Over previous months, their singles and live shows had been rapturously received and they’d built up an adoring fan base plus a huge sense of anticipation.

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    July 26, 2022 No Comments

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