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AC Hotel, Manchester

Hotel Review: AC Hotel, Manchester City Centre

December 15, 2018 Comments Off on Hotel Review: AC Hotel, Manchester City Centre

The hotel market in central Manchester is hugely competitive with both 3-star and 5-star offerings pretty much closed shops.

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Christmas Markets: Manchester, Berlin, Naples

December 14, 2018 Comments Off on Christmas Markets: Manchester, Berlin, Naples

With the big day just around the corner, mulled wine on special offer and more Christmas crackers than you can shake a string of tinsel at, December is one of Northern Soul’s favourite months.

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Zebras

Travel: Inspirational South Africa

December 4, 2018 Comments Off on Travel: Inspirational South Africa

I’ll be honest. I was a little nervous setting off for South Africa.

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Assembly

Travel – Hotel Review: Assembly London

November 23, 2018 Comments Off on Travel – Hotel Review: Assembly London

Finding a hotel in the capital that strikes the right balance between comfort, location and price isn’t always easy.

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Vlog – Northern Soul Outdoors: Malham, North Yorkshire

November 23, 2018 Comments Off on Vlog – Northern Soul Outdoors: Malham, North Yorkshire

In a new series called Northern Soul Outdoors, Mike Dutson, the man behind the YouTube vlog Muddy Boots, puts on his walking shoes and takes us on a tour of brilliant hikes across the North of England. 

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Travel: A week in Northumberland

July 29, 2018 Comments Off on Travel: A week in Northumberland

It’s no surprise that the coast of Northumberland is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Rough Guides Lake District

Book Review: Rough Guides to The Lake District; Western Europe

July 5, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: Rough Guides to The Lake District; Western Europe

It’s hard to believe that Rough Guides have been with us since 1982.

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Val Thorens, French Alps

Travel: Northern Soul goes skiing in the French Alps

May 16, 2018 Comments Off on Travel: Northern Soul goes skiing in the French Alps

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that you don’t ski in May.

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The Flying Scotsman by Chris Payne

Train Drain, or what in the name of all that is holy is going on with our rail network?

February 3, 2018 Comments Off on Train Drain, or what in the name of all that is holy is going on with our rail network?

“I strongly object to paying £27.50 to walk the length and breadth of the train with a sausage in a plastic box.” – Kitty, Victoria Wood As Seen On TV

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Bettany Hughes © Channel 5

“It’s an unequal world.” Bettany Hughes on women in history, gender, and her love affair with Istanbul

January 4, 2018 Comments Off on “It’s an unequal world.” Bettany Hughes on women in history, gender, and her love affair with Istanbul

“When I first went into the BBC a producer said, ‘nobody wants to be lectured at by a woman’.”

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