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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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Graze

“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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The People’s Choice Wine Awards 2021

January 19, 2021 Comments Off on The People’s Choice Wine Awards 2021

It’s been an incredibly tough year for many businesses, not least those in the hospitality industry.

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The Northern Soul End of Year Quiz: 2020

December 30, 2020 Comments Off on The Northern Soul End of Year Quiz: 2020

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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How are you spending Christmas 2020? We ask the Northern Soul team what they’re up to

December 22, 2020 Comments Off on How are you spending Christmas 2020? We ask the Northern Soul team what they’re up to

The past 12 months have been a lot to process – and the world is looking at a very different festive period in 2020. As we head into the season of goodwill, we asked the brilliant Northern Soul team how they will be spending Christmas during a global pandemic.

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Northern Horizons: a North East childhood and big, big skies

December 20, 2020 Comments Off on Northern Horizons: a North East childhood and big, big skies

There’s a wonderful poem written by Thomas Hood in the early 1800s which sums up the reality of a Northern winter.

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Good News in Focus: Justlife

November 30, 2020 Comments Off on Good News in Focus: Justlife

Northern Soul and People’s Powerhouse are continuing our partnership to share good news stories about businesses, people and communities coming together in the North of England during the COVID-19 crisis.

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