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“There’s so much upside-down news that you think, how have we got to this place?” Billy Bragg talks to Northern Soul

August 22, 2018 Comments Off on “There’s so much upside-down news that you think, how have we got to this place?” Billy Bragg talks to Northern Soul

When I learned that Billy Bragg had agreed to be interviewed by Northern Soul, I spent some considerable time working up the courage to ask him one question: is it wrong to wish on space hardware? 

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Chester Zoo, image by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery: Chester Zoo

July 11, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Chester Zoo

Much like a visit to the Museum of Science and Industry or a trip to the Palace Theatre panto, a school outing to Chester Zoo was a rite of passage for North West children born in the 1970s.

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The Northern Soul Awards 2018: a celebration of culture and enterprise

July 7, 2018 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Awards 2018: a celebration of culture and enterprise

Hurrah and huzzah! Entries for the 2018 Northern Soul Awards are now open – and the best bit? It won’t cost you a penny.

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Exclusive: Morph talks to Northern Soul

April 21, 2018 Comments Off on Exclusive: Morph talks to Northern Soul

It’s not easy interviewing a superstar.

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Review: Miss Saigon, Palace Theatre, Manchester

March 25, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Miss Saigon, Palace Theatre, Manchester

A word of advice: don’t go and see Miss Saigon if you’ve had a big tea.

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“I’m attracted to slightly broken people who have a desire to get fixed.” Con O’Neill talks to Northern Soul

March 7, 2018 Comments Off on “I’m attracted to slightly broken people who have a desire to get fixed.” Con O’Neill talks to Northern Soul

About halfway through my interview with Con O’Neill, I decide this is the right time to tell him that I love Dancin’ Thru The Dark.

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Food Review: The White Hart, Lydgate

February 3, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: The White Hart, Lydgate

Come and eat at the top o’ hill, they said.

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Who do you love?

January 5, 2018 Comments Off on Who do you love?

Ellie has asthma. I know when it’s getting bad because her body is racked with coughing and every breath is an effort.

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John Rylands Library by Chris Payne

Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2017

December 21, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2017

Despite our hopes that 2017 would be a marked improvement on the turbulent 2016, this year came with more bumps, twists and turns than the Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. But, as usual, it was an excellent year for bookworms and the good reads kept on coming. 

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All Star Lanes, Manchester

Review: Bowling and Christmas Food at All Star Lanes, Manchester

December 15, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Bowling and Christmas Food at All Star Lanes, Manchester

“I’ve let my parents down. My son down. In fact, sorry to everyone who knows me.”

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