Northern Soul

Author: Emma Yates-Badley

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Living with OCD – and misinformation – during the coronavirus crisis

April 2, 2020 No Comments

We’re living in increasingly strange and uncertain times. Our lives are hugely altered, we’re existing in close quarters, unsure about the future and our collective unease is skyrocketing.

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Good News: positive stories from across the North

March 30, 2020 No Comments

Northern Soul and People’s Powerhouse are partnering to share good news stories about businesses, people and communities coming together in the North of England and showing us the best of humanity during the COVID-19 crisis. We’ve heard so many examples of people showing great kindness and compassion and we think that these stories deserve to be shared far and wide. Let’s bring a little sprinkle of joy to people’s news feed and show the world how great Northerners really are, especially in challenging times.

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“Small steps can ultimately lead to big impacts.” Cumbria-based ethical skincare company Pure Lakes talks to Northern Soul

March 28, 2020 No Comments

If there’s a sliver of good news during the current COVID-19 pandemic (and, good lord, we need some) it’s the decreasing air pollution and positive environmental impact caused by human beings, well, just staying at home.

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Book launch (digital): You Never Told Me by Sarah Jasmon

March 24, 2020 No Comments

Social media gets a bad rap.

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Book review: Weather by Jenny Offill

March 20, 2020 Comments Off on Book review: Weather by Jenny Offill

We’re living in uncertain times.

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Book Review: The Silence of Dogs in Cars by Martin Usborne

March 7, 2020 Comments Off on Book Review: The Silence of Dogs in Cars by Martin Usborne

I am a dog fanatic.

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Book Review: Feathertide by Beth Cartwright

March 5, 2020 Comments Off on Book Review: Feathertide by Beth Cartwright

The outside world is starting to feel increasingly like the beginning of a dystopian movie, what with the threat of a Coronavirus epidemic causing people to panic buy loo roll and don plastic boxes and carrier bags as makeshift hazmat masks.

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“It’s important to talk about northern voices.” Portico Prize-winning author Jessica Andrews on class, gender and the north

February 17, 2020 Comments Off on “It’s important to talk about northern voices.” Portico Prize-winning author Jessica Andrews on class, gender and the north

I’ve long been fascinated with The Portico Library, which sits above the mildly rowdy Old Bank pub on Manchester’s Mosley Street.

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Review: Lush Spa, Liverpool

February 15, 2020 Comments Off on Review: Lush Spa, Liverpool

I’m a fan of a good spa day but switching my brain off is tricky at the best of the times.

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Theatre Review: Wuthering Heights, Royal Exchange, Manchester

February 13, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Wuthering Heights, Royal Exchange, Manchester

There are more adaptations of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights than you can shake a stick at.

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