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Ramsbottom is the best place ever because…

August 1, 2017 Comments Off on Ramsbottom is the best place ever because…

… erm, it’s probably not enough to say that Rammy (as the locals would have it) is ‘dead good’. I mean, it is. It’s proper good. But loads of people think that about the place they live in.

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Northern Soul chats to Beans on Toast about pubs, performing and politics

July 9, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul chats to Beans on Toast about pubs, performing and politics

The first time I saw Beans on Toast play live, he was supporting Frank Turner at a big venue in London.

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The Flying Scotsman by Chris Payne

Brew North: East Lancashire Railway’s Rail Ale Tour

October 6, 2016 Comments Off on Brew North: East Lancashire Railway’s Rail Ale Tour

It’s the eggy bread I’m worried about.

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Julian Cope by Paul Husband

Review: Ramsbottom Festival 2016, Lancashire

October 3, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Ramsbottom Festival 2016, Lancashire

Several years ago, I schlepped from festival to festival with my performance poet boyfriend who was performing at each one. My memory is one of wet tents, horrid Portaloos and fairly awful poetry.

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Back to Black: World Black Pudding Throwing Championships 2016

September 21, 2016 Comments Off on Back to Black: World Black Pudding Throwing Championships 2016

As another season of sporting achievement draws to a close, we Brits can look back at the Olympics, the Paralympics and Wimbledon with a sense of pride and achievement. But there’s one other competition, held at the tail end of the summer, that eclipses all of the above for importance. I speak, of course, of the World Black Pudding Throwing Championships.

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Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival

Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival: nom, nom, nom…

March 28, 2016 Comments Off on Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival: nom, nom, nom…

Ramsbottom certainly knows how to appeal to the masses: chocolate, lots and lots of chocolate.

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Wanksy

Graffiti artist Wanksy talks to Northern Soul

January 27, 2016 Comments Off on Graffiti artist Wanksy talks to Northern Soul

I’ve been a journalist for nearly 20 years and during that time I’ve written some pretty weird stories.

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Ramsbottom’s World Black Pudding Throwing Championships

The World Black Pudding Throwing Championship, Ramsbottom

September 24, 2015 Comments Off on The World Black Pudding Throwing Championship, Ramsbottom

It was back in February when I first learned of the World Black Pudding Throwing Championship.

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Miles Hunt at the Ramsbottom Festival by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery: Ramsbottom Festival 2015

September 24, 2015 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Ramsbottom Festival 2015

Ah Ramsbottom, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways: I love the Chocolate Festival, the Pie Festival, the Jigsaw Festival, the Cake Festival, the Beer Festival…and, the daddy of them all, the Music Festival.

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Ramsbottom Festival

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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