As a child growing up in a Yorkshire village, journalist Lynne Bateson rarely went to the city of Leeds just a few miles away, but she dreamed of living in the US. She made it. Here she recounts her adventures, taking a down-to-earth look at life Stateside.
An exchange I had with a black bouncer at a Hollywood night club showed the tangle Americans get into when talking about race and ethnicity.Read the full story..
The sight of the Stars and Stripes gently fluttering in the blue sky has always enchanted me.Read the full story..
On the sunniest days in Southern California, my mind takes me to the dark underbelly of Victorian England conjured up in one of the most chilling scenes in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.Read the full story..
“The land of the free locks up people at an alarming rate, especially black people.” US justice on trial
The pitiful-looking guy who kept talking to himself seemed like he was mentally ill, or an addict. He was facing a charge for second-degree robbery. He was not the only one on trial.Read the full story..
The other day I fell into a random conversation, the way that we Northerners often do, with two fellow commuters on a Los Angeles train.Read the full story..
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The secret is out. This year’s Northern Soul of the Year is @getnorth2018. A massive congratulations to all involved with this is remarkable event which really bought the North alive #NSawards18 pic.twitter.com/cmAbc1QpXL
There’s no shortage of great venues in the North West but we’re particularly excited to announce that the winner of Venue of the Year is Waterside. We’ve been loving everything you do this year. A thoroughly deserving winner @WatersideArts #NSawards18 pic.twitter.com/YyD51jeiBI
Northern Writer of the Year was such a strong category with so many fantastic entries and our judges thought that one in particular deserved a special mention. So, lovely @lyndseyskinner here’s a huge shout out just for you #NSawards18