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Chester Zoo, image by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery: Chester Zoo

July 11, 2018 No Comments

Much like a visit to the Museum of Science and Industry or a trip to the Palace Theatre panto, a school outing to Chester Zoo was a rite of passage for North West children born in the 1970s.

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Having it large: Manchester Day 2018

June 18, 2018 Comments Off on Having it large: Manchester Day 2018

I was ridiculously joyful at this year’s Manchester Day Parade.

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Northern Rambles: the best view in the Dales?

June 2, 2018 Comments Off on Northern Rambles: the best view in the Dales?

In a new series, Peter Cropper shares his pick of routes to walk in the North of England. This week, he wonders if he’s found the best view in the Dales.

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Action! Guests step into the spotlight and film their own mini-scene in Smithy Cottage to share on social media

Review: Emmerdale Studio Tour, Leeds

April 12, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Emmerdale Studio Tour, Leeds

It’s hard to believe that Emmerdale, or Emmerdale Farm if you’re as old as me and can remember that far back, has been on our screens for 46 years.

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Proper Northern Food and Drink Festival

The Proper Northern Food and Drink Festival

March 20, 2018 Comments Off on The Proper Northern Food and Drink Festival

Stop the press! Northern Soul is doing something new and proper exciting.

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Barley Hall archeology

Jorvik Viking Festival: A Geek’s Guide

February 27, 2018 Comments Off on Jorvik Viking Festival: A Geek’s Guide

I’ve known about the annual Jorvik Viking Festival in York for years.

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Blood and guts: Northern Soul joins the Vikings at the 2018 Jorvik Festival, York

February 25, 2018 Comments Off on Blood and guts: Northern Soul joins the Vikings at the 2018 Jorvik Festival, York

It’s fair to say that York is a special city. A place where history greets you at every turn. The streets and buildings breathe their storied past, providing the perfect setting for an experience as visceral as the Jorvik Festival.

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Hogwarts at Manchester Central Library, image by Chris Payne.

Photo Gallery: Northern Soul visits Hogwarts at Manchester Central Library

December 12, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Northern Soul visits Hogwarts at Manchester Central Library

Northern Soul‘s Head Photographer, Chris Payne – along with witches, wizards and other muggles – spent the weekend in a magical world at Manchester’s Central Library

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Peter Cropper at Trig Point, image by David Roberts

Northern Rambles: A nice look at a nicky nook

November 24, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Rambles: A nice look at a nicky nook

In a new series, Peter Cropper will be sharing his pick of routes to walk in the North of England.

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The Enchantment of Chester Zoo, image by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery: The Enchantment of Chester Zoo

October 30, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: The Enchantment of Chester Zoo

The animals at the zoo have been put under a sleeping enchantment, and only you can help break the spell.

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