Women Behaving Badly (or well, depending on your point of view)

Writer and singer Jessica Walker has spent much of her career bringing the fascinating, forgotten women’s histories of the last century to the stage. Ahead of the opening of Not Such Quiet Girls, her new play uncovering the forgotten stories of the First World War at The Howard Assembly Room, Leeds, she traces the thread back to her first solo show.

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Buttercrumble – The Female Twin-Team proving that two heads are better than one

We’re sure there are many of you out there who dream of starting your own business, whether you aspire to be your own boss, or be a trailblazer in your field, we know that making the jump can sometimes be the hardest part about realising our dreams. With this in mind, we wanted to introduce you to the women behind Buttercrumble. Not only are they one another’s cheerleader, but they are also big supporters of female collaboration and empowerment, who want to inspire strong women so that they too can run their own teams and partnerships.

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Keep kind and Fettle on: a blog series by Fi Mason – Northern Fettle – Part 1: lending a hand to the local independents

This week marks the beginning of a new blog series by Fi Mason, one half of Northern Fettle – a small business support service that offers a holistic and modern approach to helping independent businesses. Fi will be exploring some of the inspirational minds behind the best independent businesses, sharing her own experiences, while also urging us to remember that running your own business requires not only grit, but support from those around you. In her first post, Fi asks the question, is being an independent business just a little too independent?

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A week in the life of Anna Mewes – Personal Stylist

Personal Stylist and Image Consultant Anna Mewes is on a mission to help women feel amazing in the clothes they wear. She understands better than most what it takes to recapture your style so that you can look and feel fabulous. Anna is committed to helping women feel confident, stylish and sassy. On today’s blog she gives us a taste of her typical week as a stylist which involves juggling work, family, and just life in general. Now sit back, relax, and prepare to be seriously inspired.

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The Markle Sparkle – Royal Wedding tipples with Gemma Wade

Unless you’ve been under a rock, you’ll know that this weekend THE wedding of the year is taking place at Windsor Castle. Millions of people are expected to tune in to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed and we don’t know about you, but we’re very excited!

Thank goodness for Gemma Wade, who has created a bespoke Manchester gin cocktail, the perfect accompaniment to the day’s events.

What’s a wedding without the food right? Don’t worry, Gemma’s previous post is full of wedding day nibbles, from sausage rolls to coronation chicken tacos, she’s got it covered.

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Bringing together the best of California and Britain for the Royal Wedding party

We recently spoke with Gemma Wade, the mastermind behind,  You Say Tomato’, who since 2011 has had more than 5000 people attend her cooking classes, on both sides of the Atlantic; now that’s a pretty big deal.

Just in time for the impending nuptials this weekend, Gemma has written a guide on how to throw a party that embraces Meghan’s California side as well as Harry’s Britishness with recipes that you can create with ease at home; the perfect fuel for THE Wedding of the year.

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Community Matters: A Small Good Thing

A Small Good Thing, a community greengrocers with a focus on seasonal, organic produce and waste reduction, is the product of a long term friendship originally forged 11 years ago in a pub in Bolton, where Lisa and Emily, founders of the business, were brought together by a shared love of Joni Mitchell…

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