Northern Nationalised: Franchise Transfers from Arriva Rail North to DfT

Northern franchise taken over by DfT as Operator of Last Resort from the 01 March After several rumours and persistent lobbying by Northern English political figures in the last six months, it was announced today that Arriva lost its Northern rail franchise. Under the Anglo-German company’s tenure, the rail franchise was dogged by poor service, […]

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Tameside Train Timetable Changes, 15 December 2019

Stalybridge sees restoration of Liverpool to Scarborough express service From Sunday [15 December], Stalybridge will regain its direct link with Liverpool Lime Street and Scarborough. Before May 2018, Stalybridge station was served by an hourly service from Liverpool Lime Street to Scarborough via Warrington Central and York. Since the infamous May 2018 timetable changes, this […]

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Hebden Bridge Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (20 October 2019)

Brindle’s Boarshurst début marked by a superb concert With the nights getting longer and the days getting colder, the warmest of receptions were reserved for Hebden Bridge Band at the Boarshurst Band Club. With their first choice Musical Director David Hamilton in Norwich last night, the baton was passed on to Gareth Brindle. For the […]

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Skelmanthorpe Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (08 September 2019)

A concert of two halves with a swinging second half Was it really two years ago since Skelmanthorpe Band’s previous concert at the Boarshurst Band Club? During the 23-month hiatus since their previous gig at The Mecca of Brass Banding, the Championship Section band of the Skelmanthorpe band community has changed musical directors. They have […]

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Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club, 02 June 2019

The greatest Sunday Brass Night of 2019? We think so. We are not even half way through 2019 and so far, this year has seen several amazing Sunday Brass Nights. Our roll call includes Elland Silver, Hammonds, Leyland, and Sale Brass bands. Raising the bar even higher last night was Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band’s […]

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