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Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat, Staffordshire

Review: Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat, Staffordshire

August 24, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat, Staffordshire

I was so relaxed after my stay at Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat in Staffordshire that it took me several hours to notice my t-shirt was inside out.

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Why we should be deeply concerned by Boris Johnson’s toxic attitude to mental health

July 30, 2019 Comments Off on Why we should be deeply concerned by Boris Johnson’s toxic attitude to mental health

Is it just me or is there a distinct whiff of apocalypse in the air?

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Invisible Manchester, Copyright Marc McGarraghy 2019

Invisible Cities: the homeless become walking tour guides of their own streets

July 20, 2019 Comments Off on Invisible Cities: the homeless become walking tour guides of their own streets

“Coming on a tour is a unique way to experience a city, encouraging people to open their eyes and ears, to see the city in a different way,” says Alice Sparks, who created and runs Invisible (Manchester).

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Review: Lush Spa, Church Street, Liverpool

June 24, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Lush Spa, Church Street, Liverpool

In the past, I was never an enormous fan of Lush.

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Wayne Hemmingway. Photo by Fraser Band. 

Blackburn’s National Festival of Making: designer Wayne Hemingway talks to Northern Soul

June 8, 2019 Comments Off on Blackburn’s National Festival of Making: designer Wayne Hemingway talks to Northern Soul

“I think young people genuinely understand that if you buy things from a small business, you are helping yourselves and your generation to do better than letting all the money go into the hands of the pension funds with dinosaur brands.”

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“No-one is pretending to be something they’re not here.” Northern Soul talks to Stockport’s Rare Mags

May 26, 2019 Comments Off on “No-one is pretending to be something they’re not here.” Northern Soul talks to Stockport’s Rare Mags

I wasn’t exactly enthused about moving to Stockport.

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“I’m always amazed at the many ways in which voice coaching can help people.”

May 17, 2019 Comments Off on “I’m always amazed at the many ways in which voice coaching can help people.”

My journey with voice training goes back generations.

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Tackling plastic waste with a shared sense of purpose: Rachel Lewis from Plastic Shed talks to Northern Soul

May 15, 2019 Comments Off on Tackling plastic waste with a shared sense of purpose: Rachel Lewis from Plastic Shed talks to Northern Soul

You can’t turn on the telly box or scroll through social media without seeing someone talking about the catastrophic impact that plastic waste is having on our environment. Given the statistics on the subject, it’s hardly surprising so much attention is being paid to it.

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Escaping the clutches of the corporate world: There Be Giants

April 24, 2019 Comments Off on Escaping the clutches of the corporate world: There Be Giants

Roger Longden, founder of Bury-based company There be Giants, writes about his experience forming the UK’s leading OKR consultancy. OKR? Read on to find out more.

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125-years-old and still going strong: Blackpool Grand Theatre

April 18, 2019 Comments Off on 125-years-old and still going strong: Blackpool Grand Theatre

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.

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