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What are you listening to in lockdown? Here are our Northern Bangers

April 18, 2020 Comments Off on What are you listening to in lockdown? Here are our Northern Bangers

In a world where our physical boundaries have contracted, it’s more important than ever to expand our inner horizons. With this in mind, we asked our writers and friends for their top Northern tunes.

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Photo Gallery: Northern Images

April 6, 2020 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Northern Images

The team at Northern Soul are practising social distancing and working from the safety of their homes, but that hasn’t stopped us wanting to celebrate our beautiful region.

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TV: Bingeworthy Northern Box Sets

April 5, 2020 Comments Off on TV: Bingeworthy Northern Box Sets

With most of the country confined to barracks, we’re all on the hunt for distractions and I’m no exception. Yesterday I cleaned the cat flap.

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The Northern Soul Poem: What I Mean When I Say I’m a Northerner

November 17, 2018 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Poem: What I Mean When I Say I’m a Northerner

Northernness isn’t easy to define. It’s intrinsic, bone-deep.

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Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels!

July 2, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels!

We love a good ginnel at Northern Soul. But, depending on where you’re from, there are all sorts of words for what essentially amounts to an alleyway, including jennel, snicket, vennel, gennel, jitty, jetty and our new favourite…a weind.

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Five Northern start-ups ready to take on The South

August 7, 2017 Comments Off on Five Northern start-ups ready to take on The South

As someone who runs a start-up in The North, I know that there’s a lot of BS out there.

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Chips ‘n’ Gravy: “I am proud to call Manchester my home”

May 23, 2017 Comments Off on Chips ‘n’ Gravy: “I am proud to call Manchester my home”

Writing for Northern Soul seems particularly pertinent today.

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Brass Bands: a Northern working class cliché?

August 6, 2016 Comments Off on Brass Bands: a Northern working class cliché?

Back in 1963, the celebrated dramatist Dennis Potter wrote a review for the Daily Herald about a play by Ron Watson called Man of Brass.

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One year down, two to go…student life in London

June 3, 2016 Comments Off on One year down, two to go…student life in London

I’ve officially finished my first year of university. The initial exams are behind me and the results are a looming source of anxiety that I’m pushing firmly to the back of my mind.

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Aesthetic grit and fish & chips: Liz Foster Design

May 7, 2016 Comments Off on Aesthetic grit and fish & chips: Liz Foster Design

When I was at university in the early 1990s, I shared a flat with four girls studying at Glasgow School Of Art. I recall that a lot of alcohol was drunk and a great deal of inventively flavoured home-made bread was eaten.

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