He claims to have visited more record shops than anyone else. But during his first week as a sales rep in the mid-1980s, Graham Jones was told by a Middlesbrough shop owner that vinyl had “no future.” Teesside shops Sound It Out and Black Slab feature in Graham’s new book, “The Vinyl Revival and The Shops That Made It Happen.” The book tells how vinyl records have made a comeback in recent years - and features all the record shops in the UK selling new vinyl. And Graham, originally from Liverpool, says he’s spent many happy hours on Teesside, thumbing through shops’ record collections. He said: “In my first week as a sales rep 32 years ago, I came to Middlesbrough. “The owner of Playback told me vinyl had no future and he was just going to sell CDs. “And there was Alan Fearnley, who was a great character and so knowledgeable. I rated him as one of the best ‘indies’ in the country.” Graham, a sales rep for … [Read more...] about Fearnley’s, Austin’s, Playback
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Abbott, Ms Diane (Labour)Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonRemainNo Abrahams, Debbie (Labour)Oldham East and SaddleworthLeaveNo Adams, Nigel (Conservative)Selby and AinstyLeaveTeller Afolami, Bim (Conservative)Hitchin and HarpendenRemainAye Afriyie, Adam (Conservative)WindsorRemainAye Aldous, Peter (Conservative)WaveneyLeaveAye Ali, Rushanara (Labour)Bethnal Green and BowRemainNo Allan, Lucy (Conservative)TelfordLeaveAye Allen, Heidi (Conservative)South CambridgeshireRemainAbstained Allin-Khan, Dr Rosena (Labour)TootingRemainNo Amesbury, Mike (Labour)Weaver ValeLeaveNo Amess, Sir David (Conservative)Southend WestLeaveCould not vote as acted as chair at committee stage Andrew, Stuart (Conservative)PudseyRemainAye Antoniazzi, Tonia (Labour)GowerLeaveNo Argar, Edward (Conservative)CharnwoodLeaveAye Ashworth, Jonathan (Labour (Co-op))Leicester SouthRemainNo Atkins, Victoria (Conservative)Louth and HorncastleLeaveAye Austin, Ian (Labour)Dudley NorthLeaveNo Bacon, Mr Richard … [Read more...] about How did your MP vote on the EU Withdrawal Bill?
Party Name Constituency Y/N? Con Kirstene Hair Angus Y Con Rebecca Harris Castle Point Y Con David Mundell Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale Y Con Mrs Sheryll Murray South East Cornwall Y Con Dr Andrew Murrison South West Wiltshire Y Con Robert Neill Bromley and Chislehurst Y Con Sarah Newton Truro and Falmouth Y Con Caroline Nokes Romsey and Southampton North Y Con Jesse Norman Hereford and South Herefordshire Y Con Neil O'Brien Harborough Y Con Dr Matthew Offord Hendon Y Con Guy Opperman Hexham Y Con Trudy Harrison Copeland Y Con Neil Parish Tiverton and Honiton Y Con Mr Owen Paterson North Shropshire Y Con Sir Mike Penning Hemel Hempstead Y Con John Penrose Weston-super-Mare Y Con Andrew Percy Brigg and Goole Y Con Claire Perry Devizes Y Con Chris Philp Croydon South Y … [Read more...] about How did your MP vote on the ‘meaningful vote’ amendment?
Manchester City – the Centurions. But Martin, how do you expect Liverpool to make up a 25-point gap next season when City will also strengthen? Liverpool have typically lost points in the easier games in the last few years, they must address that. And they need to win nine more games next season. Big ask. Crossie, Manchester. Don’t get your hopes up, everybody. It’s not all like this. There’s one of those big-club p***ing contests coming – you know the kind, my club’s better than your club, where’s your double/treble/five European Cups/unbeaten season – and some people still appear to have Jonjo Shelvey confused with Xavi, but Crossie this is an intelligent question and deserves a logical reply. I agree, 25 points is huge. But Liverpool will feel they have the beating of Manchester City, home and away, after this season. So take three points from City’s 100 and add them to Liverpool’s 75. Now we’re playing 97 … [Read more...] about 100 points, 106 goals… and so many sour grapes towards Man City
Whether it’s the drinkers, the makers or the shakers, the world of whisky has historically been heavily dominated by men. Until now. We’re showcasing a handful of women tearing up the rulebook and making their mark in this section of spirit land. “We are slowly but surely drifting away from all the nonsensical stereotypes of who the whisky drinker is and how whisky should be drank, and this is where big opportunities for women will happen,” says Emily Chipperfield, whisky expert and trainer at Nuala Bar, London. Read more 8 best wines by female producers 13 best bourbons 10 best single malt scotch whiskies 14 best American whiskies “As a young female bartender, my two biggest challenges are to gain my guest's trust when recommending whisky, because I do not represent who they envision a ‘whiskey expert’ to be, and then to make them feel comfortable exploring the world of whisky freely, without getting trapped by preconceived … [Read more...] about Women in whisky: 10 best bottles