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The Northern Soul End of Year Quiz

The Northern Soul End of Year Quiz: 2021

December 28, 2021 Comments Off on The Northern Soul End of Year Quiz: 2021

As it’s the season of goodwill, and it’s been an incredibly testing year to say the least, we’re bringing back the annual Northern Soul End Of Year Quiz. Is your Northern knowledge up to scratch? No prizes, just a lovely feeling of smugness when you get them all right (answers are at the bottom…).

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“It’s just a gang of mates who haven’t met each other yet.” Colin Petch on NOT Lonely This Christmas

December 20, 2021 Comments Off on “It’s just a gang of mates who haven’t met each other yet.” Colin Petch on NOT Lonely This Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. But for many across the UK, this sentiment doesn’t always ring true.

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Photo Gallery: Winter Lantern Festival 2021, West End of Morecambe

December 13, 2021 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Winter Lantern Festival 2021, West End of Morecambe

Morecambe marked the beginning of the festive season with a beautiful community celebration.

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Register of Tradeswomen

“A scarcity of tradeswomen remains an issue.” Mica May, Register of Tradeswomen

November 26, 2021 Comments Off on “A scarcity of tradeswomen remains an issue.” Mica May, Register of Tradeswomen

Calls to the national domestic abuse helpline rose by more than a fifth during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics. In response to this increase in cases, Stopcocks Women Plumbers established the National Register of Tradeswomen to ensure that vulnerable householders, who might feel safer with tradeswomen, are able to find them.

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The official opening of Manchester Christmas Markets 2021 at The Winter Gardens in Piccadilly Gardens With Councillor Pat Karney and loyal German trader Anja Manke. Image by Mark Waugh.

Photo Gallery: Winter Gardens and Christmas Markets, Manchester

November 24, 2021 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Winter Gardens and Christmas Markets, Manchester

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, last year’s festive period was a rather subdued affair.

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“We have been dreaming about this for decades.” UK’s first purpose-built LGBT+ retirement community in Manchester moves forward

July 12, 2021 Comments Off on “We have been dreaming about this for decades.” UK’s first purpose-built LGBT+ retirement community in Manchester moves forward

In 2019, I wrote an article for Northern Soul about the UK’s first LGBT retirement community which was due to be established in Whalley Range, South Manchester.

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“Red wine is about depth of flavour, tannins, feel and weight in the mouth.”

March 6, 2021 Comments Off on “Red wine is about depth of flavour, tannins, feel and weight in the mouth.”

Last month, drinks enthusiasts from around the world attended the People’s Choice Drinks Awards 2021 from the comfort of their own homes. The awards constitute the only competition to enlist the help of enthusiastic consumers in the judging process. Here, we talk to one of the sponsors, Graze Delicatessen in Lancashire. 

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“People are a lot more aware of local businesses.” The founders of Roastea talk to Northern Soul

March 6, 2021 Comments Off on “People are a lot more aware of local businesses.” The founders of Roastea talk to Northern Soul

At Northern Soul, we continue to commit to sharing good news stories about businesses, people and communities coming together in the North of England and showing us the best of humanity during the COVID-19 crisis. We’ve heard so many examples of Northerners showing great kindness and compassion and we think that these stories deserve to be shared far and wide.

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Manchester Fashion Movement

“Why do we just throw clothing away?” The founders of Manchester Fashion Movement talk to Northern Soul

March 1, 2021 Comments Off on “Why do we just throw clothing away?” The founders of Manchester Fashion Movement talk to Northern Soul

Over the last year or so, I’ve become extremely anxious.

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Why Northern representation in children’s television matters

January 29, 2021 Comments Off on Why Northern representation in children’s television matters

I have a video of my kids from around February 2020.

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