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Ordsall Hall Garden Party - Celebrating the re-opening of the Ha

Lost and Found: Ordsall Hall, Salford

May 14, 2020 Comments Off on Lost and Found: Ordsall Hall, Salford

There’s a place in the heart of Salford, nestled in the most incongruous of surroundings, that is very special.

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Blackburn: Walking from here to there

May 2, 2020 Comments Off on Blackburn: Walking from here to there

Outside Blackburn’s Madina Mosque the terraced streets roll down into a valley where the town centre spreads out comfortably, but another steep incline begins into the green hills above.

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View from the Viaduct: Northern Soul talks to the Stockport Viaduct

March 7, 2020 Comments Off on View from the Viaduct: Northern Soul talks to the Stockport Viaduct

Over the past few years, I’ve interviewed lots of celebrities and people of note. But I was bricking it when I was granted a chat with the Stockport Viaduct.

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Our Year in Pictures: Northern Soul’s Favourite Photos of 2019

December 24, 2019 Comments Off on Our Year in Pictures: Northern Soul’s Favourite Photos of 2019

It’s hard to believe that the end of the year is fast approaching.

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Manchester German Christmas Markets on Albert Square in front of the landmark Town Hall

Photo Gallery: Manchester Santa through the ages

December 2, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Manchester Santa through the ages

Love him or loathe him, Zippy Santa’s absence from Manchester’s Albert Square has been noticeable.

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Castle Howard at Christmas: A Christmas Masquerade

November 23, 2019 Comments Off on Castle Howard at Christmas: A Christmas Masquerade

Castle Howard is a magnificent 300-year-old stately home sitting among rolling hills just outside of York.

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Staying Alive: the campaign to save The Gaumont where the Bee Gees first performed

November 16, 2019 Comments Off on Staying Alive: the campaign to save The Gaumont where the Bee Gees first performed

Bee Gees fans from across the world have raised more than £250,000 in just eight days to try and save the former cinema in Manchester’s Chorlton where the brothers first performed live.

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A love letter to Southport

October 20, 2019 Comments Off on A love letter to Southport

Since Southport was designated a part of Merseyside in the metropolitan county reshuffle of the early 1970s, some residents have campaigned for the town’s return to Lancashire.

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Once upon a time: how anti-migrant politics threaten the British writing industry

October 20, 2019 Comments Off on Once upon a time: how anti-migrant politics threaten the British writing industry

As Brexit dominates the headlines, Alexandra Jarvis, a writer for the Immigration Advice Service, has some stringent opinions on the impact Brexit will have on our creative sectors. She asks, how do we stop the damage before it’s too late?

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“Rebooting democracy”: Northern Soul attends the Peterloo Anniversary Weekend

August 19, 2019 Comments Off on “Rebooting democracy”: Northern Soul attends the Peterloo Anniversary Weekend

“Let’s reboot democracy,” the man on the microphone says, to a loud roar of cheers from the crowd.

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