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Northerners: The bestselling history of the North of England

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While it’s nice that you want to keep your tootsies warm, maybe you should sling a coat on as well? An award-winning actor who has had a string of TV hits including Drop the Dead Donkey, Ballykissangel, Grafters, Wild at Heart and DCI Banks. He also starred in the movie Brassed Off, based on the year-long miner’s strike. James Alfred Wight

Northerners: The bestselling history of the North of England

Northerners poke fun at the way southerners pronounce R’s in front of the A’s in words like bath and laugh. These words come to sound like “barth” and “larff.” And in reverse southerners take the piss out of northerners for changing words completely and having weird colloquialisms. Better known as Lost Voice Guy, stand up comedian Lee is a hugely inspirational figure. At the age of six months he was diagnosed with a neurological form of cerebral palsy, brought about by a brain infection that left him in a coma for two months, which affected his movement and rendered him unable to speak. He is the first stand-up comedian in Britain to use a communication aid in his routines, which in 2018 saw him win the 12th series of Britain’s Got Talent. Peter Flannery Renowned player of the Northumbrian smallpipes and fiddle, Kathryn was actually born in Walsall to a musical family originally from Northumberland who returned to theri roots when she was seven. A multi award winning player, she is a much in demand musician Alexander Armstrong Northerners understand that sometimes there’s nothing better than a roast dinner drowning in gravy and the classic ‘chips and gravy’ combination is basically considered a delicacy. 6. Southerners are all ‘soft’ The north is home to some of the best countryside landscapes in the world and has thriving cities such as Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester.In 1894, he established the Parsons Marine Steam Company in Wallsend, where the 100ft Turbinia, now housed at Newcastle’s Discovery Museum, was built. Fitted with turbine machinery, it achieved speeds of 34 knots and at the naval review held in 1897 caused a sensation by travelling faster than any other vessel afloat. Perhaps his crowning achievement was the RMS Mauretania. Ant & Dec Friends creator reveals Matthew Perry was ‘happy and chipper’ in final conversation before tragic death at 54 A work of unrivalled scale and ambition, Northerners is the defining biography of northern England.

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Arguably the most celebrated of the Pitmen Painters. His talent for art was evident even as a young boy, winning his first drawing prize aged four before he began working down the mines at 14. Soon afterwards he joined the Sketching Club at the Spennymoor Settlement which became known as the Pitman’s Academy, because its clubs nurtured the talents of people such as writer Sid Chaplin and artist Tom McGuinness. Communicate using animal like slang and resort to violence for any possible reason. This is often started by the large swarms of Chavs or Townies hanging under every shop doorway. Favor shops like Tesco and the local corner shops where they are seen illegally buying Cigarettes and cheap Booze.Others saw something different. Novelist William Clark Russell wrote, after visiting the Tyne in the 1880s: “Who says there is no beauty nor poetry in coal and grime and smoke, in huddled tenements, high chimneys, and such things?” Born the first of seven children, he began his working life in the shipyards but a suggestion from a friend saw him pursue his love of drawing and painting. After art school he eventually set up Arthaus, a gallery in Richmond, North Yorkshire, and has gone on to become an acclaimed British artist. Much of his work depicts his childhood growing up in Middlesbrough. He has received a range of accolades including appointment as official artist to the Tour de Yorkshire. Peter Higgs Being referred to as a Geordie, there's nothing worse when you're actually from the Sunderland area, or just anywhere that isn't Newcastle." – John, Sunderland The popular and increasingly influential TV presenter grew up on a Sunderland housing estate. A trained architect turned television presenter, lecturer and writer, he is best known for his work on the Channel 4 programmes The Home Show, The Restoration Man and George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces. He is currently in the news after launching a campaign to persuade the government to build 100,000 new council homes. Sarah Millican The thing that really bugs us northerners about this phrase is that those down south who use it tend to be the ones who have never stepped foot up here.

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