Leeds, Sheffield, York and Hull are all bidding to become the new home of Channel Four TV. So are Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool. This in the face of protestations from the channel itself that it belongs in London and doesn’t want to move anywhere. It’s one of those issues, like devolution and the question of whether Yorkshire should have its own mayor, that greatly excites the political classes, especially those in town halls, but fails to capture the imagination of almost anyone else.
How Yorkshire Tea grew from a local brand to be the nation’s cup of teaPG Tips, in case you’re wondering, is still the most popular brew, but not by much. Personally, I went off it when they took those chimps off the TV. In researching this important story this week (I know my priorities – tea first, Kim Jong-un second) I was surprised to learn that two of the traditional British brands now less popular than Yorkshire Tea, are no longer really British.
IF anyone had told Ian Beesley in 1985 that Saltaire would one day be a world heritage site recognised by the United Nations, he would likely have dropped his Leica. The former model village of the Victorian textile magnate and philanthropist Sir Titus Salt still then clattered to the sound of the looms, but what had been a cacophony had become just a murmur. Before much longer, it would fall silent.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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