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Author: Emma Yates-Badley

LUSH Manchester Market Street

Plastic not so fantastic: Lush Manchester gets naked

August 7, 2019 Comments Off on Plastic not so fantastic: Lush Manchester gets naked

Sustainability has become a marketing buzzword.

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Book Review: Precious You by Helen Monks Takhar

August 6, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: Precious You by Helen Monks Takhar

I have a confession to make. When I’m perusing the shelves in my local bookshop, I usually pass on the section marked ‘Thriller’.

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Why we should be deeply concerned by Boris Johnson’s toxic attitude to mental health

July 30, 2019 Comments Off on Why we should be deeply concerned by Boris Johnson’s toxic attitude to mental health

Is it just me or is there a distinct whiff of apocalypse in the air?

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BBC Music Introducing Manchester, Manchester International Festival, Festival Square

Review: BBC Music Introducing Manchester, Manchester International Festival

July 19, 2019 Comments Off on Review: BBC Music Introducing Manchester, Manchester International Festival

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you’ll be well aware that Manchester International Festival (MIF 2019) is in full swing.

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“You can kid yourself that you can speak Icelandic or Japanese.” Adam Thirlwell on Studio Créole and the creolisation of languages

July 18, 2019 Comments Off on “You can kid yourself that you can speak Icelandic or Japanese.” Adam Thirlwell on Studio Créole and the creolisation of languages

When someone asks you the question ‘if you could pick a superpower, what would it be?’, do you opt for the ability to be fluent in every language?

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Corin Bell, Open Kitchen MCR

“Sustainability isn’t about going without.” Corin Bell, director of Open Kitchen MCR, talks to Northern Soul

June 9, 2019 Comments Off on “Sustainability isn’t about going without.” Corin Bell, director of Open Kitchen MCR, talks to Northern Soul

Whether it’s stuffing the freezer full of items we don’t need simply because they were a bargain, chucking things away based on the sell-by date or reaching for takeaway apps, we all make food choices that aren’t beneficial to the environment, our health, society and even our wallets.

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It’s festival season. At Manchester’s Envirolution, it’s plastic-free

June 8, 2019 Comments Off on It’s festival season. At Manchester’s Envirolution, it’s plastic-free

It’s no secret that us Brits love a good festival. Come rain or shine, we strap on our wellies, slap on the glitter and head for the fields to drink tepid cider, listen to loud music and generally have a bloody good time.

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After Grenfell Violence, Resistance and Response edited by Dan Bulley, Jenny Edkins and Nadine El-Enany

Book Review – After Grenfell: Violence, Resistance and Response, edited by Dan Bulley, Jenny Edkins and Nadine El-Enany

June 7, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review – After Grenfell: Violence, Resistance and Response, edited by Dan Bulley, Jenny Edkins and Nadine El-Enany

On June 14, 2017, a fire engulfed a tower block in West London. Seventy-two people lost their lives and hundreds of others were left injured, displaced and traumatised.

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Socially (un)acceptable, Laura Desmond

“I thought I was to blame for the assaults.” Producer and artist Laura Desmond talks post-#MeToo

May 31, 2019 Comments Off on “I thought I was to blame for the assaults.” Producer and artist Laura Desmond talks post-#MeToo

It’s almost two years since #MeToo catapulted into the Twittersphere.

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Holly and Martin, Rare Mags

“No-one is pretending to be something they’re not here.” Northern Soul talks to Stockport’s Rare Mags

May 26, 2019 Comments Off on “No-one is pretending to be something they’re not here.” Northern Soul talks to Stockport’s Rare Mags

I wasn’t exactly enthused about moving to Stockport.

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