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Author: Margaret Brecknell

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The Northern Soul Sports Round-Up

October 6, 2018 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Sports Round-Up

In this month’s sports column, Margaret Brecknell takes a look back at some of the sporting highlights from September in the North including notable performances from two sports stars who have been featured here in previous months. There’s also the usual preview of what to look forward to in the coming weeks.

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Burnley football programme from one of the club's recent European ties

The Northern Soul Sports Round-Up

September 4, 2018 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Sports Round-Up

The bad news is that the glorious summer weather has disappeared as quickly as it arrived. The good news is that there’s plenty of sporting action to enjoy as we head into autumn. In this month’s sports column, Margaret Brecknell looks back at some of August’s sporting highlights from the North, before previewing what we can look forward to in September.

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“We have to find more hopeful ways to represent dementia.” Naomi Krüger talks to Northern Soul about her debut novel, May

August 27, 2018 Comments Off on “We have to find more hopeful ways to represent dementia.” Naomi Krüger talks to Northern Soul about her debut novel, May

Having lost two close family members to dementia, I am interested in portrayals of this dreadful illness in literature but have often been disappointed by its presentation.

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Panerai British Classic Week 2018 Ph: Guido Cantini / Panerai

The Northern Soul Sports Round-Up

July 30, 2018 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Sports Round-Up

July has flown by in a flash and the World Cup is already something of a distant memory. In this month’s sports column, Margaret Brecknell takes a look at what’s coming up in August as well as reliving some of the best sporting stories from the North during July.

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1872 Shirt, National Football Musuem

The Northern Soul Sports Round-Up

July 2, 2018 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Sports Round-Up

In the first instalment of a regular series focusing on sport in the North of England, Margaret Brecknell examines stories from last month as well as looking forward to what’s on in July.

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1872 Shirt, National Football Musuem

The Northern Soul World Cup Quiz

June 8, 2018 Comments Off on The Northern Soul World Cup Quiz

With the World Cup Finals in Russia rapidly approaching, here’s a chance to warm up for the tournament with the Northern Soul World Cup Quiz.

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Easter Monday: Workington AFC v Lancaster City

April 7, 2018 Comments Off on Easter Monday: Workington AFC v Lancaster City

In our family we are all agreed that you can’t beat going to a football match on a Bank Holiday.

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Review: Gary Numan, Preston Guild Hall

March 21, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Gary Numan, Preston Guild Hall

I’m old enough to remember when Gary Numan first hit the music scene in the late 1970s.

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Nickson's Weind

Garstang is the best place ever because…

March 4, 2018 Comments Off on Garstang is the best place ever because…

…the place has an old-fashioned charm all of its own.

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Snooker @ Preston Guild Hall 24.2.18

Review: Ladbrokes World Grand Prix Snooker, Preston Guild Hall

March 1, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Ladbrokes World Grand Prix Snooker, Preston Guild Hall

In the 1970s and 80s snooker seemed to be never off our screens and the players were household names.

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