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Monthly Archives: August 2020

Good News in Focus: Pilgrims Coffee House and Roastery, Lindisfarne

August 31, 2020 Comments Off on Good News in Focus: Pilgrims Coffee House and Roastery, Lindisfarne

Northern Soul and People’s Powerhouse are continuing our partnership to share good new stories about businesses, people and communities coming together in the North of England during the COVID-19 crisis. As the country begins to loosen lockdown restrictions, we’re talking to Northerners doing excellent work across the region.

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Food Review: Gaucho, Manchester

August 30, 2020 Comments Off on Food Review: Gaucho, Manchester

Finally, after five long months, I find myself reviewing an actual live restaurant with actual people, actual food and actual wine. The restaurant in question is Gaucho, an Argentinian grill off Manchester’s Deansgate, located in a beautifully converted church with the organ still intact but not functioning.

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Glaston-BURY: the annual music festival is coming to your front room

August 30, 2020 Comments Off on Glaston-BURY: the annual music festival is coming to your front room

The small town of Bury has given a lot to the North West over the years.

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The Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2021

August 26, 2020 Comments Off on The Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2021
We’re delighted to announce that Northern Soul is the Media Partner for the fourth annual Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction. This is our third year as partner for the prestigious prize, run by Comma Press and the University of Central Lancashire. Comma’s commitment to the short story and its place in today’s literary narrative is second to none, as is its work to blur cultural and social boundaries.
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Good News in Focus: Tameside East Foodbank

August 24, 2020 Comments Off on Good News in Focus: Tameside East Foodbank

Northern Soul and People’s Powerhouse are continuing our partnership to share good new stories about businesses, people and communities coming together in the North of England during the COVID-19 crisis. As the country begins to loosen lockdown restrictions, we’re talking to Northerners doing excellent work across the region.

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Good News in Focus: Cloudwater Brew Co

August 17, 2020 Comments Off on Good News in Focus: Cloudwater Brew Co

Northern Soul and People’s Powerhouse are continuing our partnership to share good new stories about businesses, people and communities coming together in the North of England during the COVID-19 crisis. As the country begins to loosen lockdown restrictions, we’re talking to Northerners doing excellent work across the region.

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Travel: Three days in Filey and Flamborough

August 14, 2020 Comments Off on Travel: Three days in Filey and Flamborough

I love a good holiday. I feel happiest with the sun on my skin, a strong cocktail in hand, and the prospect of a trek around a European city. So, with COVID-19 scuppering any chances of jetting abroad for a break (a holiday to Cyprus I’d booked for June was cancelled and, personally, I don’t feel comfortable heading off to another country while Greater Manchester is in the grips of a local lockdown), it looked like Costa del Patio was the only destination where I’d be soaking up the rays.

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Review: North Yorkshire Moors Railway

August 12, 2020 Comments Off on Review: North Yorkshire Moors Railway

It’s August 1 – Yorkshire Day – and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway has re-opened following its COVID-19-induced hiatus.

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“We are going about things completely the wrong way.” Lucy MacCallum Reynolds from Goodness Zero Waste talks to Northern Soul

August 12, 2020 Comments Off on “We are going about things completely the wrong way.” Lucy MacCallum Reynolds from Goodness Zero Waste talks to Northern Soul

What has happened to the zero waste movement during COVID-19?

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GinnelWatch: Tidying up ginnels with Our Edgeley Alley

August 12, 2020 Comments Off on GinnelWatch: Tidying up ginnels with Our Edgeley Alley

It’s no secret that the team at Northern Soul love a good ginnel.

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