Monthly Archives: February 2015
WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE BOEING BOEING AT OLDHAM COLISEUMRead the full story..
In the 1960s, Lisa Prescott was kidnapped and held for more than four days in an East Ham flat by gangsters Ronnie and Reggie Kray. She was kept there as a sex slave for an escaped murderer, Frank ‘The Mad Axeman’ Mitchell.Read the full story..
In Frank’s vast oval cave filled with books and booze, Scouse Rita lets the air in. But you know, something’s changed about our Rita, she knows what she wants more than before. She’s more in control.Read the full story..
Rona Munro is a playwright of some note, having won a number of major accolades including a Writers’ Guild award for best play of 2014. So it is something of a coup that she has turned her attention to recreating a seldom explored part of Manchester’s history: the original youth cult and gang culture of the ‘scuttlers’.Read the full story..
For better or worse, horror films are a staple diet for many kids. Whether you’ve been scarred for life by Jaws or so enamoured with The Exorcist that you’ve clamoured for more, they trigger a response in a viewer unlike any other genre.Read the full story..
The suited man sitting opposite was embarrassed. Catching my eye, he announced, so others could hear, that his car was being repaired. It seemed beneath his dignity to be on the bus.Read the full story..
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Happy birthday to @premierleague legend @alanshearer, who was born on this day in 1970 in Gosforth. The former @NUFC and @Rovers striker and current @BBCMOTD pundit is regarded as one of the the best strikers of his generation. He played 63 times for England, scoring 30. #Prem pic.twitter.com/nRI9KM0mHt
Philosopher and radio personality C.E.M Joad was born on this day in 1891 in Durham. Joad appeared on The Brains Trust, a BBC Radio wartime discussion programme. He popularised philosophy and became a celebrity, before his downfall in a scandal over an unpaid train fare in 1948. pic.twitter.com/kzlbbcIhn3
"There’s something about a centre-half lashing it in from distance which lifts the soul." Northern Soul's Football Correspondent, Chris Holmes, muses on the first week of the new Premier League season for the big Northern clubs. northernsoul.me.uk/football-a… ⚽️⚽️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/djkmKTnp7o
@GroomB Ah, we went to St Mary's Lighthouse many times as a child.