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Growing up North: The Bee Hotel a street built

April 2, 2020 No Comments

In her Growing up North series for Northern Soul, our Gardening Correspondent Claire Fleetneedle looks at the unique challenges faced by gardeners up North and shares tips, ideas and horticultural happenings across the region. 

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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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Films: Northern Soul’s Comfort Viewing (Part Two)

April 2, 2020 No Comments

With us all cooped up inside for the foreseeable future, there’s not a great deal to do except sit tight and watch stuff. But it might as well be good stuff.

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Films: Northern Soul’s Comfort Viewing (Part One)

March 30, 2020 No Comments

With us all cooped up inside for the foreseeable future, there’s not a great deal to do except sit tight and watch stuff. But it might as well be good stuff.

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Pantry Pairings: Chef Tony selects the best wines for your store cupboard meals

March 28, 2020 No Comments

With nights out in our favourite restaurants off the menu, Brits are turning to their cupboards for culinary inspiration.

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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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Hamiltonic: Bashall Gins

March 20, 2020 Comments Off on Hamiltonic: Bashall Gins

I first met Ben at The Gin Society do at Manchester Cathedral a few weeks ago.

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Opera Review: The Marriage of Figaro and The Turn of the Screw, Opera North, The Lowry

March 20, 2020 Comments Off on Opera Review: The Marriage of Figaro and The Turn of the Screw, Opera North, The Lowry

For OperaWatch, it’s a welcome return to The Lowry for Opera North’s 2020 spring season.

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

March 19, 2020 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels…

We love a good ginnel at Northern Soul.

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