• April 14, 2015

Your Location’s Constituency

This is the constituency taken from your devices geolocation address: This is the parliament for navigator api – it should be about right ,

  • March 29, 2015

Cough! Splutter!!

Cool Up North has been out of publication for a while during a period of heavy activity elsewhere in conjunction with a failing plug in that caused the site to not load, and of course a solar eclipse.   CoolUpNorth’s plug in shenanigans solved, it will be regrouping and prepraring to continue it its various[…]

  • January 16, 2013

The Settle-Carlisle Railway – a Service and an Attraction

The Settle-Carlisle Railway Past and Present Brief History The Settle-Carlisle Railway, originally built as part of an alternative London Glasgow route now a showcase for Victorian engineering, has grown as a community and tourist link from near closure in the 1980’s.  After a campaign that has passed into folklore, and a repair bill estimated by[…]

  • January 10, 2013

West Coast Mainline, Nationalisation, and more…

Virgin gets extension for Rail Franchise November 2014 is the extension given to Virgin Trains to run the west Coast Mainline after the court ruling in the Franchise Fiasco scrapped the previous award to First Trains. On December 6th Virgin Trains agreed to continue running the service. The Reversal The government scrambled to recover after[…]

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Monday 14th Jan 2012, BBC1 NW inside out article on should rail be re-nationalised.

  • December 5, 2012

Let’s get ready to race

Well it looks like the years gone again whatever you do guys and girls don’t throw away your BMX wheels next year and not because they’re going up in value either

  • November 7, 2012

Nesta – supporting creative enterprises

Nesta are hosting an event in Manchester on November 8 2012 at the Lowry – Digital World Centre, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ Manchester. Nesta are an independent charity with the stated mission to help people and organisations bring great ideas to life. They will be showcasing their work in the North West of England,[…]

  • October 3, 2012

Letter Box stuffing – Just Say No!

Letter Box Stuffing is the practice of indiscriminate leafletting door to door. There is a lot of it that is pure junk, promoting junk, and we are campaigning against it. There is a map available for public view, ‘Fast Food Door Stuffers’, that exists to campaign against all those junk entries in your letterbox. Why the complaint about[…]

  • September 5, 2012

How Grim Is That?

A series of statistical Reports have come out very lately with some Grim figures for the North, including shop closures on the hight street, fuel poverty and child poverty. We will be looking at these with some further reports soon. ,

  • September 1, 2012

Preston Guild 2012

Every 20 years Preston has the Preston Guild, a week of celebration the origins of which go back to 1179… There are activities taking place through the week commencing 01 September 2012. We took a few pictures in Avenham Park for a taster as we were so blown away by the venue and the way[…]

  • August 15, 2012

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Trains Loses the West Coast Mainline Train Franchise

We were pretty shocked last week to hear Virgin Trains was going to lose the West Coast Main Line Train Franchise to First Group. The London Liverpool link has evolved since they took over to something usable and likable, and we appreciated their journey times were now limited by the rail infrastructure which has not[…]

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An e-petition was created on the 15th to request the decision be reconsidered and discussed in parliament:…

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