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Past Articles

Is The Oldham Model The Future For Town Halls Under The Financial Cosh?

Cllr Jim McMahon pictured in his office at Oldham Civic Centre last week.

Following my interview with Oldham Council leader Jim McMahon last week, I’ve written an article which has been published by The Guardian today. You can see it on the paper’s Northerner blog here. Or you can read it below!

IF TIMES ARE HARD in Whitehall, they’re even harder in your local town hall.

Last year’s round of government spending cuts left councils struggling not only to […]

How The Northern Notion Of Co-operatives Returned To The Political Lexicon

Inside the Green Valley Grocer.

I’ve had another piece published by The Guardian, this time about northern co-operatives, including the new enterprises in Slaithwaite and Holmfirth. It was published on the Northerner section of the paper’s website here.

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IF YOU WAIT long enough, sometimes ideas come back into fashion.

The very northern notion […]

Brass Bands Tune Up For Whit Friday Showdown

The Dobcross Youth Band marching on Whit Friday last year.

Saddleworth News has made its Guardian debut! Here’s an article which I’ve written about Whit Friday, which has been published on the Northerner section of the Guardian website here.

The Northerner is a new(ish) innovation, and carries articles about all kinds of things from across the north of England. It’s well worth bookmarking if you haven’t already seen it. Anyway, here’s the article:

IT’S WHIT FRIDAY tomorrow. Once part […]