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Scran: Recipes that make Northern Soul want to say “oh, f*ck off”

February 3, 2018 Comments Off on Scran: Recipes that make Northern Soul want to say “oh, f*ck off”

I’ve realised that when I read cookery recipes in the weekend papers, about 75 per cent of the time I can’t get through the whole thing before something makes me say “oh, fuck off” and I know I’m never going to cook it.

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Northern Sole: injury interrupts marathon training

February 4, 2015 Comments Off on Northern Sole: injury interrupts marathon training

In the second instalment of his marathon training blog, Northern Soul’s Drew Savage battles injury, embarks on physio and gets back on the road. 

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Northern Sole – Drew Savage’s Marathon Training Blog

January 3, 2015 Comments Off on Northern Sole – Drew Savage’s Marathon Training Blog

In marathon-running terms, this is the phoney war. I write this sitting at my desk at work in Salford Quays on my meal break, with nothing but a gentle ache from running the five kilometres to work earlier on and a sense of anticipation about the adventure that’s about to begin.

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Tenax Road, Trafford Park‏ is littered with glass, gravel and rubbish

What is wrong with Manchester’s cycle routes?

December 5, 2014 Comments Off on What is wrong with Manchester’s cycle routes?

I’ve lived in Manchester for nearly three years, cycling to work nearly every day. Although very little will stop me from riding my various bikes, it’s a perpetually frustrating experience. Broadly speaking, the cycle routes inside the M60 are rubbish. Complete rubbish.

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Ramsbottom Festival: Northern Soul fills its musical boots

September 26, 2014 Comments Off on Ramsbottom Festival: Northern Soul fills its musical boots

Northern Soul was out in force at this year’s Ramsbottom Festival. So, in the spirit of an event that has something for everyone, we offer you three different perspectives on the summer’s final festival.

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John Cooper Clarke at BBC 6 Music Festival

John Cooper Clarke: the Bard of Salford

May 28, 2014 Comments Off on John Cooper Clarke: the Bard of Salford

“Last time I came here,” says John Cooper Clarke, “it were 1958 and I’d come to see Bob Hope.” 

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Running up steep hills to magical places

January 18, 2014 Comments Off on Running up steep hills to magical places

Have you ever got a bit nervous on holiday about immersing yourself in what could be very cold seawater?

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Mad for Blackpool Illuminations

September 6, 2013 Comments Off on Mad for Blackpool Illuminations

Northern institutions don’t come much bigger than the Blackpool Illuminations. They’re right up there with the Rugby League Grand Final and the Angel of the North, and they’ve been around a lot longer.

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Fairport Convention at The Met, Bury

June 16, 2013 Comments Off on Fairport Convention at The Met, Bury

“I recognise so many faces…and so much clothing,” says singer Simon Nicol, as Fairport Convention settle down on stage and the applause from an expectant full house at the Bury Met dies down.

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The Cornerhouse, Manchester, and I’m So Excited!

May 22, 2013 Comments Off on The Cornerhouse, Manchester, and I’m So Excited!

Fifteen months into living in Manchester and the Cornerhouse is already an old friend.

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