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Review: Dakota Hotel, Manchester

September 28, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Dakota Hotel, Manchester

As I check my notes, scribbled in a teeny tiny notebook during my stay at new Manchester hotel, Dakota, this is what I find: ‘Coffee bags! Sky TV! Toilet rolls folded into a point!’.

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John Spinks, Skeletons

“I think my Geordie accent is an asset.” Northern Soul talks to artist John Spinks

September 22, 2019 Comments Off on “I think my Geordie accent is an asset.” Northern Soul talks to artist John Spinks

During my 45 years on this earth, I’m fairly sure that I’ve never uttered the words “ooh, my Dad has such cool friends”.

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“Writing is a lonely way of connecting with the world.” Author Bill Bryson talks about his new book and being an author

September 22, 2019 Comments Off on “Writing is a lonely way of connecting with the world.” Author Bill Bryson talks about his new book and being an author

Interviewing Bill Bryson is a dangerous occupation, both in the preparation and the execution.

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Review: The Range, Spinningfields, Manchester

September 14, 2019 Comments Off on Review: The Range, Spinningfields, Manchester

Picture the scene: a luxury indoor golf club with five state-of-the-art simulators, the choice of more than 80 of the world’s top golf courses with built-in swing analysis, multiple settings including wind direction, real time weather, different tees, altitude, temperature…the list goes on.

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Food Review: Dishoom, Manchester

August 13, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Dishoom, Manchester

There are some things you don’t mess with.

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“You’re told that London is the centre of opportunity and it just isn’t.” Theatre Director Jake Murray talks to Northern Soul

June 15, 2019 Comments Off on “You’re told that London is the centre of opportunity and it just isn’t.” Theatre Director Jake Murray talks to Northern Soul

There’s an eclectic mix of pictures on the walls of my house. Like many people, my home is my life writ large and among the mish-mash of Brontë quotes and self-deprecating swipes at my Northern heritage is a signed poster of the 1995 Manchester Royal Exchange production of Miss Julie

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Food Review: 20 Stories, Manchester

March 24, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: 20 Stories, Manchester

“We need to go outside.”

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Food Review: Cosy Club, Corn Exchange, Manchester

February 22, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Cosy Club, Corn Exchange, Manchester

I remember it like it was yesterday.

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Food Review: The Fisherman’s Retreat, Ramsbottom

December 11, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: The Fisherman’s Retreat, Ramsbottom

Many things have made me feel old this year.

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The Northern Soul Awards 2018: the video

December 4, 2018 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Awards 2018: the video

The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. It was a right good do.

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