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Troublehouse Theatre: building a company from scratch

November 9, 2014 Comments Off on Troublehouse Theatre: building a company from scratch

During our time at ALRA North drama school in Wigan, one of the main pieces of advice from multiple tutors was the notion that if you’re not getting any work, you should create your own.

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Katie and Caroline of Shepherds Purse

Shepherds Purse Cheese: A Yorkshire Success Story

November 1, 2014 Comments Off on Shepherds Purse Cheese: A Yorkshire Success Story

When Judy Bell first announced her plans to make cheese from sheep’s milk in the 1980s, from the family farm in Yorkshire, people said she was crazy (or baamy, it being God’s own country). They told her it would never catch on.

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You Say Potato

You Say Potato – the story of a Northern start-up

October 27, 2014 1 Comment

I moved to Manchester for a boy, and to set up You Say Potato.

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horsetail

Fleetneedles Forage and those blasted Anglo-Saxons

August 25, 2014 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage and those blasted Anglo-Saxons

Arthritis is a common autoimmune disorder that affects many people. It is largely associated with the elderly but can strike at any age.

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Treestation

Fuel for Thought

August 23, 2014 Comments Off on Fuel for Thought

TreeStation is Greater Manchester’s only cooperatively-run tree work and wood fuels business. A not-for-profit social enterprise aiming to make the best use of local timber resources, they are pioneers in the area of urban woodland management, providing green solutions to wood waste and ‘up-cycling’ as much as possible.

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Grassington House

Grassington House Hotel: a haven in the Yorkshire Dales

August 6, 2014 Comments Off on Grassington House Hotel: a haven in the Yorkshire Dales

When John and Sue Rudden took on a three storey Georgian residence in North Yorkshire they had little idea that the next few years would be some of the toughest they had ever known.

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LEGO

The enduring appeal of LEGO: Northern Soul gets the inside track

August 6, 2014 Comments Off on The enduring appeal of LEGO: Northern Soul gets the inside track

I met Morgan Walker in the summer of 1995.

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Create Salford: kicking some creative ass

June 12, 2014 Comments Off on Create Salford: kicking some creative ass

When I first moved to Manchester, I stumbled drunkenly into The King’s Arms one night and asked whereabouts in Manchester I was

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Herdwick

Herdwick sheep: a fixture on the fells

May 31, 2014 Comments Off on Herdwick sheep: a fixture on the fells

For anyone who has visited the Lake District or if, like me, you were brought up there, Herdwick sheep are commonplace.

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Re-building a city: Northern Soul talks to architect Ian Simpson

April 20, 2014 Comments Off on Re-building a city: Northern Soul talks to architect Ian Simpson

It is impossible to walk through Manchester city centre without experiencing the creativity of leading architect Ian Simpson.

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