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Collette Walsh BBC Manchester: Gordon Burns’ Sunday Review

Collette Walsh BBC Manchester: Gordon Burns’ Sunday Review: I’ll be up bright and early tomorrow (unusual for me on a Sunday – as I do love to chill with the papers!). I’ll be on BBC Manchester radio’s Gordon Burns’ show. We’ll be going through the Sunday papers and news. Hopefully I won’t be hobbling around […]

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Collette Walsh BBC 5 Live – Richard Bacon Show – End of Year Review

Collette Walsh BBC 5 Live – Richard Bacon Show – End of Year Review: With just a couple of days left until we welcome in 2012, it’s end of year review time. Yes, that time when we look back on the last 12 months and reflect on what was great in the world of TV, […]

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The Gok Factor

Shopping – The Magic of a Makeover (This article appears on the Huffington Post too) Never mind the X Factor, the UK is gripped by the ‘Gok Factor’. Last week saw the launch of the British fashion guru’s new series – Gok’s Clothes Roadshow; Get The Look For Less. Just like his other series – […]

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The magic of a makeover – why a little pampering goes a long way

Today saw the opening of the new beauty hall at Selfridges, Exchange Square, Manchester. As any woman knows, shopping for the ‘goodies’ – make-up, fragrance and skincare – is an experience not to be rushed. I personally am slightly obsessed with this particular area of retail therapy. In fact, I’ve been known to spend several […]

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Victoria Wood – That Day We Sang – Manchester International Festival: “It was joyful.”

My mum never goes to the theatre but the offer of my spare ticket for the world premiere of Victoria Wood’s musical play, That Day We Sang, was met with an instant acceptance: “Victoria Wood? Oh yes! I’ll like that.” Indeed my mum did like it. In fact, along with the sell-out audience at Manchester’s […]

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Blogging – so what’s all that about then?

So, after several technical glitches and an obvious lack of expertise (just yet – the site is being tweaked daily!), I am finally blogging! I will link most of my entries to the www.HuffingtonPost.co.uk which has kindly invited me to be a blogger covering entertainment and comment from the north of England. I’ll continue to […]

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