Author: Alfred Searls
Some experiences simply make you smile. If you’re lucky that smile won’t have been raised at someone else’s expense or require cynicism or guile to be unlocked.Read the full story..
Chorlton has a coffee festival now. Twenty years ago, the chances of those words, being used in that precise order, would have been so astronomical that it would have required a computer of HAL 9000 proportions to calculate the odds.Read the full story..
It is 7.10am on April 12, 1961. Major Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin of the Soviet Air Force climbs into the tiny capsule a-top of the nascent soviet spacecraft, Vostok 1. Gagarin, the son of a carpenter and a milkmaid, is a volunteer who knows that many in his country’s space programme privately think he has no more than a 50 per cent chance of surviving this mission.Read the full story..
When I was about eight or nine years old I went on a school trip to the Manchester Liverpool Road Station, and I can still vividly recall the diminutive astonishment of class 3a upon learning that we were standing in the world’s first railway station.Read the full story..
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The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
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