Tag Archives | Manchester

Review: Terry Christian – Naked Confessions of a Recovering Catholic

Jesus, Mary and ….Terry Christian the stand-up? Terry Christian isn’t the first person I would think of when it comes to being a natural stand-up comic. The Manchester-born broadcaster and presenter is more famed for his ‘motor mouth’ reputation as the former presenter of cult Channel Four youth show, The Word and for almost pipping […]

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Well done Debbie Pyrah super slimmer & inspiration

Update: Since writing this post Debbie has lost even MORE weight and her story is in today’s Sun newspaper click here Blog: My job means I get to meet and interview some truly remarkable and amazing people. One of them is super-slimmer Debbie Pyrah, who I met some months ago and whose story – her […]

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Woman’s Hour – BBC Radio 4 – Can I Survive Without My Smartphone?

Here is the link to the chat we did on Woman’s Hour on being addicted to our Smartphones and the concept of FOMO…yikes, guilty m’lud!! Collette on Radio 4 – Woman’s Hour with Jenny Murray recently here Here’s a quick clip and the full interview will be on my Audioboo page asap – I’ve finally […]

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Collette Walsh – TV & Radio Commentator….

My work as a journalist has developed into TV and radio commentating in recent years and, thanks to my strong opinions and banter, I’m often asked to speak on a wide variety of subjects – the hot news topic of the day here and abroad, debates about trends, human interest news stories and of course, […]

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Great Menu, Ingredients and Chef: Linen Restaurant at Manchester 235

As a very straight-talking and greedy foodie, I tend to inspect restaurant menus with a beady eye for any gimmicks. I don’t want teeny tiny portions of over-priced ‘signature’ dishes either. Nor do I want a dizzying menu with too many options. Put simply, I want great ingredients that are balanced and yes, that look […]

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Brief Encounter – Fun at Menswear Fashion Show – Selfridges Manchester

Lots of fun earlier this week (Thursday) over at Selfridges (Exchange Square, Manchester) at a fashion show celebrating men’s swim and under-wear! A lot of my female friends were slightly envious of my invite understandably… particularly because all of the 15 male models from Boss Model Management Manchester remained in their undies for the duration […]

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Collette Walsh – BBC 5 Live: Has The X Factor Had Its Day?

Lots of lovely feedback from 5 Live (late night show on Sunday) regarding The X Factor. I have always championed the crop of talent and reality TV shows that have proved hugely popular during recent years, but even I was bored watching X Factor on Saturday. The format seemed so tired and the judging panel […]

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HRH Morrissey – Who Art In Manchester… But Not The Olympics?

(This article was originally published on Huffington Post) One of the best bits of last week’s Olympics opening ceremony was the homage to Britain’s musical heritage. The medley included, among a whole array of musical greats, the Beatles, the Sex Pistols, T-Rex, Bowie and quite rightly, some electro synth-pop too – OMD and New Order. […]

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