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Review: Untameable – Barry Hines, Sheffield University

December 19, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Untameable – Barry Hines, Sheffield University

Incredibly (how?) it is 50 years since the release of Kes, Ken Loach’s classic film about a rough and tumble working class kid, neglected at home and school, who finds, only fleetingly alas, beauty and purpose through the experience of training a hawk.

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Scran: Food in the North

November 10, 2019 Comments Off on Scran: Food in the North

I think it was some time in the 1990s, perhaps around the zenith of New Labour or when a fresh-faced Jamie Oliver first appeared, when a notion took root that British people would all be healthier, happier and generally more relaxed if they simply adopted a Mediterranean-style food culture, sat around chatting noisily to friends while sipping espressos and eating spaghetti al pomodoro and bruschetta drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. Taken al fresco, naturally.

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A love letter to Southport

October 20, 2019 Comments Off on A love letter to Southport

Since Southport was designated a part of Merseyside in the metropolitan county reshuffle of the early 1970s, some residents have campaigned for the town’s return to Lancashire.

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