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Chips 'n' Gravy blog by Bella Webb

Chips ‘n’ Gravy: Student Life in London After Dark

October 17, 2016 Comments Off on Chips ‘n’ Gravy: Student Life in London After Dark

New Year’s resolutions for the students among us are made, not in January as you’d expect, but in September. 

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One year down, two to go…student life in London

June 3, 2016 Comments Off on One year down, two to go…student life in London

I’ve officially finished my first year of university. The initial exams are behind me and the results are a looming source of anxiety that I’m pushing firmly to the back of my mind.

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Central Library, Manchester by Andrew Moor

It’s Not Grim Up North

April 29, 2016 Comments Off on It’s Not Grim Up North

‘As you dry your clothes once again
Upon the radiator
What makes Britain great
Makes Manchester yet greater’

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Central Library, Manchester by Andrew Moor

An Ode to the North

April 15, 2016 Comments Off on An Ode to the North

An unfortunate flirtation with glandular fever left me bedbound for most of the Christmas holidays, meaning this Easter is the first time I’ve really spent time in Manchester since moving down South.

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Kua 'Aina Breakfast

Food, glorious(ly cheap) food!

March 13, 2016 Comments Off on Food, glorious(ly cheap) food!

It’s no secret that life in the capital comes at a high cost. The student loan may be higher here, but it certainly doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket.

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Camden Markets

Chips ‘n’ Gravy: New Year, New London

February 12, 2016 Comments Off on Chips ‘n’ Gravy: New Year, New London

Promises are made to be broken, so it naturally follows that New Year resolutions are too.

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Queer as Folk

Revisiting Queer As Folk

January 20, 2016 Comments Off on Revisiting Queer As Folk

Regular readers will know that I’ve wittered on loads about how Queer As Folk sparked my desire to move Manchester, the land of the gays. But I haven’t watched it again since its initial transmission 16 years ago. So when my girlfriend suggested we re-visit both series, I thought yes, it’s time.

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Mandy Payne - Regeneration

Brutal Beauty: the Park Hill Paintings of Mandy Payne

November 7, 2015 Comments Off on Brutal Beauty: the Park Hill Paintings of Mandy Payne

In 1981, Roy Hattersley, then Shadow Home Secretary, made a short film for Yorkshire Television about the Sheffield in which he grew up.

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Heaton Park bonfire night by Chris Payne

An Elegy for Bonfire Night

November 3, 2015 Comments Off on An Elegy for Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night, or ‘Bommy Night’ as I’ve always known it, is incredibly special.

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Cycling by Chris Payne

Time to high-five women in sport

November 3, 2015 Comments Off on Time to high-five women in sport

I’m now going to pretend to know vaguely what I’m talking about regarding professional sport.

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