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The Specials

Music Review: The Specials, Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

September 21, 2021 No Comments

Making political statements through music has been The Specials’ strong suit since they formed in the late 1970s. And that skill of getting the message across through music still stands today.

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Teenage Fanclub

“We work together the same way we’ve always done.” Raymond McGinley from Teenage Fanclub talks to Northern Soul

September 9, 2021 No Comments

As I prepare to interview Raymond McGinley, I make a mental note not to mention anything about my being a die-hard Teenage Fanclub fan.

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Northern Scran: Manchester Tart

June 1, 2020 Comments Off on Northern Scran: Manchester Tart

It’s the tang of raspberry jam that tickles your tastebuds just after you’ve bitten through the flaky coconut topping and into the thick, creamy custard.

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Takeaway Review: Proove, West Didsbury

March 29, 2020 Comments Off on Takeaway Review: Proove, West Didsbury

During lockdown, when you’re wandering into your kitchen for the millionth time and opening the fridge before closing it again, you might have hit the point when it’s time to think about ordering a takeaway.

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Mark Radcliffe, by Andrew Allcock

“It completely turned my life upside down.” Mark Radcliffe talks to Northern Soul about his life-changing diagnosis

January 3, 2020 Comments Off on “It completely turned my life upside down.” Mark Radcliffe talks to Northern Soul about his life-changing diagnosis

This time last year, things were looking pretty bleak for Mark Radcliffe.

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Staying Alive: the campaign to save The Gaumont where the Bee Gees first performed

November 16, 2019 Comments Off on Staying Alive: the campaign to save The Gaumont where the Bee Gees first performed

Bee Gees fans from across the world have raised more than £250,000 in just eight days to try and save the former cinema in Manchester’s Chorlton where the brothers first performed live.

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John Thompson

Cold Feet meets The Street: Northern Soul chats to actor John Thomson

February 16, 2019 Comments Off on Cold Feet meets The Street: Northern Soul chats to actor John Thomson

There’s a sharp knock on my front door and I open it to find John Thomson standing on my doorstep.

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Theatre Review: Death of a Salesman, Royal Exchange, Manchester

October 17, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Death of a Salesman, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Written in 1949, Death of a Salesman remains as relevant and fresh as ever.

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Peter Hook & The Light at The Ritz, Manchester

Peter Hook talks to Northern Soul

September 19, 2018 Comments Off on Peter Hook talks to Northern Soul

On the back of the recent successful ‘in conversation’ event with Clint Boon and Mike Joyce at Salford Lads Club, up next to the podium are music legends Peter Hook and Mani.

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Relaxation room, The Spa, The Midland Hotel

Review: The Spa, The Midland, Manchester

September 4, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Spa, The Midland, Manchester

I absolutely adore a massage. Lying comatose on a heated bed with a shed load of essential oils being kneaded into my face and body is my idea of heaven.

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