Set back from the Golden Mile, whose sand-blasted buildings break the winds that sweep in from the Irish Sea with the fury of banshees, the Grand Theatre has weathered much in its 125 years.Read the full story..
“We haven’t met a single woman who didn’t want to have a go with the bolt cutters.” Northern Soul chats to Idle Women
I am a DIY avoider. The mere mention of an IKEA flat pack kit and I break into a cold sweat.Read the full story..
Dapper. Not a word I often use but, English being an exact language, it’s the only word to describe the proprietor of Tea from The Manor.Read the full story..
It’s a dog’s life, and a flaming well good one too.Read the full story..
“I think there has been some nervousness from some as to how it will be received,” says Councillor Bev Craig about the LGBT retirement community due to open in Manchester in 2020.Read the full story..
“It helps people find themselves again.” Look Good Feel Better, the charity changing the face of cancer treatment
A cancer diagnosis is devastating. Lives are turned upside down and it can be hard to remember a time when the greyest of clouds weren’t hanging over everything.Read the full story..
As it’s the season of goodwill, we have decided to give you the chance to test your Northern knowledge again with the annual Northern Soul End Of Year Quiz. There are no prizes, just the chance to appear brighter and more switched on than your family and friends (answers are at the bottom). Many thanks to Margaret Brecknell for setting this quiz.Read the full story..
In a new series of editorials where leading writers are free to say what they want under a pen name, Little Bird writes about that most thorniest of issues: Brexit.Read the full story..
After spending three months up North while our street food business Slap & Pickle was trading at Leeds’ Trinity Kitchen, we were understandably devastated to be heading back down the A1.Read the full story..
The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
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@VisitLancashire 125-years-old and still going strong: Blackpool Grand Theatre. Northern Soul's Desmond Bullen visits an astonishing building with a fascinating history. northernsoul.me.uk/125-years-… …