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“What’s a carnation unless it whiffs?” Gardener Christine Walkden talks about growing up north

January 29, 2020 Comments Off on “What’s a carnation unless it whiffs?” Gardener Christine Walkden talks about growing up north

I’ll not lie, Christine Walkden is my favourite TV gardener.

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Growing Up North: a new series from our Gardening Correspondent

January 12, 2020 Comments Off on Growing Up North: a new series from our Gardening Correspondent

In a new series for Northern Soul, our Gardening Correspondent Claire Fleetneedle looks at the unique challenges faced by gardeners up North and shares tips, ideas and horticultural happenings across the region. 

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Film Review: Sorry We Missed You

November 4, 2019 Comments Off on Film Review: Sorry We Missed You

Not many directors have spent their careers highlighting the need for social reform in the same way as Ken Loach.

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“I’m just Kris the plumber from Salford.” Kris Hitchen, star of the new Ken Loach film, talks to Northern Soul

November 2, 2019 Comments Off on “I’m just Kris the plumber from Salford.” Kris Hitchen, star of the new Ken Loach film, talks to Northern Soul

I first met Kris Hitchen when he fitted my shower.

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Book Review – Embellish with Relish: Bring Your Store Cupboard to Life

September 28, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review – Embellish with Relish: Bring Your Store Cupboard to Life

Embellish with Relish, written by the co-founder of the Hawkshead Relish Company Marie Whitehead, is a treat.

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Fleetneedles Forage: Heavenly Hives at Manchester Cathedral

September 10, 2019 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: Heavenly Hives at Manchester Cathedral

Since cultivating my bee garden, I’ve grown increasingly interested in the life cycle of bees. I’ve fancied doing a beekeeping course for ages so I was over the moon to be able to visit the hives at Manchester Cathedral.

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Fleetneedles Forage: Sustainably Local

July 31, 2019 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: Sustainably Local

No one who watched the BBC‘s recent War on Plastics with Hugh and Anita could fail to be affected by the reality of plastic pollution on our planet.

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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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Fleetneedles Forage: Festive Flummery and a History of Christmas

December 19, 2018 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: Festive Flummery and a History of Christmas

Every year I try to pin Christmas down – an atmosphere, a perfect gathering, a woodland walk on a crisp December day.

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Fleetneedles Forage: Burning Summer

August 23, 2018 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: Burning Summer

It’s been a weird summer over here at Fleedneedles Forage.

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