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Author: Helen Nugent

Love of Leeds

Photo Gallery: Love of Leeds

January 20, 2020 No Comments

A new photographic project aims to capture the life of Leeds in a stunning year-long photo essay.

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Moody Blues, 2019

Photo Gallery: Forget Me Not, pARTners, The Exchange, North Tyneside

January 20, 2020 No Comments

Forget Me Not, a new exhibition at The Exchange in North Shields, will showcase the work of pARTners which provides art classes for people living with dementia in North Tyneside.

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The spirit of the north: actress Holliday Grainger talks to Northern Soul

January 18, 2020 No Comments

It’s not all about the glamour when you’re a famous actress, as I find out when I chat to Holliday Grainger. “I was in Mauritius yesterday and now I’m in Blackburn,” she tells me.

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Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels…

January 13, 2020 No Comments

We love a good ginnel at Northern SoulBut, depending on where you’re from, there are all sorts of words for what essentially amounts to an alleyway, including jennel, snicket, vennel, gennel, jitty, jetty and our favourite…a weind.

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Northern noir: crime author M.W. Craven talks to Northern Soul

January 5, 2020 Comments Off on Northern noir: crime author M.W. Craven talks to Northern Soul

Morse, Vera, Poirot and, um, Kojak.

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Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2019

December 29, 2019 Comments Off on Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2019

As we approach the end of 2019 (and the beginning of another decade) it’s tricky to remain optimistic – what with Brexit, a general election and a climate crisis. Nevertheless, this year wasn’t all fire and brimstone. If you’re a bookworm or a writer, 2019 was full of great news and excellent reads.

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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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Fenwick Christmas Window, Newcastle

Photo Gallery: Fenwick Christmas Window, Newcastle

December 21, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Fenwick Christmas Window, Newcastle

Ah, the Fenwick Christmas window in Newcastle.

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Residents of June Street, Salford, 1973

Photo Gallery: Lived-In Rooms by Daniel Meadows and Martin Parr

December 9, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Lived-In Rooms by Daniel Meadows and Martin Parr

In 1973, June Street in Salford was an archetypal northern terraced street used for exterior shots on Coronation Street.

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GinnelWatch: Northern Soul’s Best Ginnels of 2019

December 9, 2019 Comments Off on GinnelWatch: Northern Soul’s Best Ginnels of 2019

We love a good ginnel at Northern Soul. But, depending on where you’re from, there are all sorts of words for what essentially amounts to an alleyway, including jennel, snicket, vennel, gennel, jitty and jetty.

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