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It’s Not Grim Up North

It’s Not Grim Up North is Emma Yates-Badley’s blog for Northern Soul. It documents her rekindled love affair with the city of Manchester.

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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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“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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Book Review: The Silence of Dogs in Cars by Martin Usborne

March 7, 2020 Comments Off on Book Review: The Silence of Dogs in Cars by Martin Usborne

I am a dog fanatic.

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Review: Lush Spa, Liverpool

February 15, 2020 Comments Off on Review: Lush Spa, Liverpool

I’m a fan of a good spa day but switching my brain off is tricky at the best of the times.

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Theatre Review: Wuthering Heights, Royal Exchange, Manchester

February 13, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Wuthering Heights, Royal Exchange, Manchester

There are more adaptations of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights than you can shake a stick at.

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Book Review: Anne Brontë Reimagined by Adelle Hay

January 29, 2020 Comments Off on Book Review: Anne Brontë Reimagined by Adelle Hay

It’s no secret that I spent my younger years with my head buried in novels by the Brontë sisters.

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Book Review: Resist – Stories of Uprising

January 6, 2020 Comments Off on Book Review: Resist – Stories of Uprising

At the time of writing, we’re five days into a new decade and our Prime Minister seems to be missing, we’re teetering on the edge of war and part of the world is literally on fire.

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Festive Theatre Review: Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, The Lowry, Salford

December 14, 2019 Comments Off on Festive Theatre Review: Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, The Lowry, Salford

I’ve been feeling a lack of Christmas cheer.

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Festive Food Review: Dishoom, Manchester

December 12, 2019 Comments Off on Festive Food Review: Dishoom, Manchester

As a vegetarian, festive meals can be disappointing.

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