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Author: Helen Nugent

Burtonwood and Winick Community Bus

Good News in Focus: Burtonwood and Winwick Community Bus

July 27, 2020 Comments Off on Good News in Focus: Burtonwood and Winwick Community Bus

Northern Soul and People’s Powerhouse are continuing our partnership to share good new stories about businesses, people and communities coming together in the North of England during the COVID-19 crisis. As the country begins to loosen lockdown restrictions, we’re talking to Northerners doing excellent work across the region.

This week we chat to Cathy Mitchell, deputy leader for Warrington Council who, as part of her council role, set up Burtonwood and Winwick Community Bus, a charity providing transport for the communities of Winwick and Burtonwood.

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Good News in Focus: Prosper North, a free business support programme aimed at cultural heritage organisations in the North

July 20, 2020 Comments Off on Good News in Focus: Prosper North, a free business support programme aimed at cultural heritage organisations in the North

Northern Soul and People’s Powerhouse are continuing our partnership to share good new stories about businesses, people and communities coming together in the North of England during the COVID-19 crisis. As the country begins to loosen lockdown restrictions, we’re talking to Northerners doing excellent work across the region.

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The Stinky Chef: Sautéed porcini mushrooms, potato and sage

July 18, 2020 Comments Off on The Stinky Chef: Sautéed porcini mushrooms, potato and sage

During these strange and uncertain times, we’re all in need of a pick-me-up. And what better than something to feed the body as well as the soul?

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Photo Gallery: Reopening Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool

July 18, 2020 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Reopening Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool

With the COVID-19 lockdown lifted (to some degree) and businesses finding safe ways to reopen their doors, hospitality and leisure venues at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool are beginning to welcome back guests.

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Photo Gallery – Howfen Portraits: lockdown street photos in Bolton

July 15, 2020 Comments Off on Photo Gallery – Howfen Portraits: lockdown street photos in Bolton

It was a boiling hot day and I was having a brew in the back garden when the idea of doorstep portraits came to mind.

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Gaynor Jones

“Stay true to the kind of work you want to produce.” Author Gaynor Jones reflects on what it means to be a Northern writer

July 10, 2020 Comments Off on “Stay true to the kind of work you want to produce.” Author Gaynor Jones reflects on what it means to be a Northern writer

Gaynor Jones, winner of Northern Soul Writer of the Year 2018, looks back on a year that was full of surprises.

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The Stinky Chef: Fava e pecorino (broad beans and pecorino cheese)

July 6, 2020 Comments Off on The Stinky Chef: Fava e pecorino (broad beans and pecorino cheese)

During these strange and uncertain times, we’re all in need of a pick-me-up. And what better than something to feed the body as well as the soul?

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The Stinky Chef: Risotto di Zafferano (saffron risotto)

July 2, 2020 Comments Off on The Stinky Chef: Risotto di Zafferano (saffron risotto)

During these strange and uncertain times, we’re all in need of a pick-me-up. And what better than something to feed the body as well as the soul? In our current cookery series, James Gingell from The Stinky Chef deli in Rawtenstall, Lancashire shares a selection of delicious recipes.

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Harp & a Monkey: The Ballad of Wisbech Museum

June 30, 2020 Comments Off on Harp & a Monkey: The Ballad of Wisbech Museum

As the people of Britain embrace the partial reopening of our ‘houses of heritage’, the award-winning song and storytelling Ramsbottom trio Harp & a Monkey are making public the fruits of a new project that celebrates the value of our public museums, galleries and archives.

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Images courtesy of Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society. 

Photo Gallery: Mary Cicely Fair’s Photography and Herdwick Sheep, Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Cumbria

June 29, 2020 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Mary Cicely Fair’s Photography and Herdwick Sheep, Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Cumbria

As the miserable weather continues and we’re being driven back indoors, you might be turning to the internet for entertainment. Back away from the box sets and feast your eyes on this fantastic array of images from Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery in Cumbria featuring a collection by photographer, writer and archaeologist, Mary Cicely Fair.

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