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The Northern Soul Sports Round-Up

July 30, 2018 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Sports Round-Up

July has flown by in a flash and the World Cup is already something of a distant memory. In this month’s sports column, Margaret Brecknell takes a look at what’s coming up in August as well as reliving some of the best sporting stories from the North during July.

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The Northern Soul Sports Round-Up

July 2, 2018 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Sports Round-Up

In the first instalment of a regular series focusing on sport in the North of England, Margaret Brecknell examines stories from last month as well as looking forward to what’s on in July.

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Easter Monday: Workington AFC v Lancaster City

April 7, 2018 Comments Off on Easter Monday: Workington AFC v Lancaster City

In our family we are all agreed that you can’t beat going to a football match on a Bank Holiday.

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Snooker @ Preston Guild Hall 24.2.18

Review: Ladbrokes World Grand Prix Snooker, Preston Guild Hall

March 1, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Ladbrokes World Grand Prix Snooker, Preston Guild Hall

In the 1970s and 80s snooker seemed to be never off our screens and the players were household names.

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Great North Run, image by Phil Pounder

Photo Gallery: Great North Run

September 11, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Great North Run

Northern Soul’s North East Photographer Phil Pounder headed to the Great North Run, an annual UK half marathon which is now officially the biggest in the world.

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Cricket, Hayley-Jane Sims

It’s just not cricket: sexism in sport

August 9, 2017 Comments Off on It’s just not cricket: sexism in sport

As you may have already noticed, I like to big up women who play sport.

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A Summer of Sport: Let’s Hear it for the Women

July 14, 2017 Comments Off on A Summer of Sport: Let’s Hear it for the Women

Hey, summer. It’s nice to see you.

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“There’s more to life than football” Northern Soul meets Phil Neville at Cafe Football

July 4, 2017 Comments Off on “There’s more to life than football” Northern Soul meets Phil Neville at Cafe Football

Hotel Football and its new sibling Cafe Football are a marketing executive’s dream: a hospitality project backed by real life legendary Manchester footballers with football in the title and football memorabilia. 

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Review: Lucha Libre, Albert Hall, Manchester

July 2, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Lucha Libre, Albert Hall, Manchester

It’s not every day you see Manchester’s Albert Hall transform itself into a retro Mexican wrestling ring, complete with Mexican street food and drinks.

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A trip out to see The Hillmen: Glossop North End v Colne

April 17, 2017 Comments Off on A trip out to see The Hillmen: Glossop North End v Colne

With the promise of a pie and a pint, we travelled to Derbyshire to watch non-league Glossop North End (GNE), arriving at the unexpectedly grand Glossop train station which, we found out later, was built and paid for by the 13th Duke of Norfolk – he even had his own private entrance.

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