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Review: LEGOLAND, Trafford Centre, Manchester

September 23, 2020 Comments Off on Review: LEGOLAND, Trafford Centre, Manchester

It’s four years since I last took my niece to LEGOLAND at Manchester’s Trafford Centre.

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Review: The Black Bull, Sedbergh

March 15, 2020 Comments Off on Review: The Black Bull, Sedbergh

Is Sedbergh a town that can’t make up its mind?

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The spirit of the north: actress Holliday Grainger talks to Northern Soul

January 18, 2020 Comments Off on The spirit of the north: actress Holliday Grainger talks to Northern Soul

It’s not all about the glamour when you’re a famous actress, as I find out when I chat to Holliday Grainger. “I was in Mauritius yesterday and now I’m in Blackburn,” she tells me.

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Northern noir: crime author M.W. Craven talks to Northern Soul

January 5, 2020 Comments Off on Northern noir: crime author M.W. Craven talks to Northern Soul

Morse, Vera, Poirot and, um, Kojak.

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Festive Food Review: The Creameries, Chorlton, Manchester

November 30, 2019 Comments Off on Festive Food Review: The Creameries, Chorlton, Manchester

The first time I ate Mary-Ellen McTague‘s food I was not long back in the North and nursing a bad break-up as well as a conscious uncoupling from my long-term London job.

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Exhibition Review – Eric Tucker: The Unseen Artist, Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

November 30, 2019 Comments Off on Exhibition Review – Eric Tucker: The Unseen Artist, Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

He’s been called the ‘secret Lowry of Warrington’ but, in truth, Eric Tucker has more in common with the painter Edward Burra than the chronicler of the industrial north west.

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Review: Ice Village Manchester, Cathedral Gardens

November 30, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Ice Village Manchester, Cathedral Gardens

Some years back when I was living the high life in that there London, I was taken to Sweden’s Ice Hotel in the Arctic Circle.

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“There are big plans to come from the North East.” The Manager of Durham’s Assembly Rooms talks to Northern Soul

November 18, 2019 Comments Off on “There are big plans to come from the North East.” The Manager of Durham’s Assembly Rooms talks to Northern Soul

Writing this article, I was reminded of a quote by the comedian Eddie Izzard while he was on a world tour. “I grew up in Europe, where the history comes from.”

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The Northern Soul Christmas Charity Appeal: raising money for Alzheimer’s

November 15, 2019 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Christmas Charity Appeal: raising money for Alzheimer’s

The Northern Soul Christmas Charity Appeal

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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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