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Maxine Peake: “I am proud of being Northern”

September 3, 2016 Comments Off on Maxine Peake: “I am proud of being Northern”

When I was first starting out as a journalist, all fresh-faced, keen and not unlike an eager puppy desperate to please, an experienced hack gave me some invaluable advice. “When writing up an interview, start with the most interesting thing the person said.”

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Betty Tebbs

Betty Tebbs: a lifelong activist for peace, workers’ rights and equality

July 2, 2016 Comments Off on Betty Tebbs: a lifelong activist for peace, workers’ rights and equality

In an unassuming Manchester suburb there’s a living room with a piece of furniture you’re unlikely to find anywhere else. It’s a lamp made from a Greenham Common section of fencing. It belongs to lifelong equality activist and peace campaigner, Betty Tebbs.

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Manchester Histories Festival

Review: Gentry Families of Greater Manchester in The North, Manchester Histories Festival

June 5, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Gentry Families of Greater Manchester in The North, Manchester Histories Festival

“The North West has always been regarded by the South East of England as remote and slightly backward.”

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Preview: Manchester Histories Festival 2016

May 23, 2016 Comments Off on Preview: Manchester Histories Festival 2016

When you think of a history festival, what comes to mind? Simon Schama waxing lyrical on 17th century Dutch culture? A walking tour of medieval churches? Or an exhibition showcasing Roman Empire pottery shards?

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