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Karen Shaw

Karen Shaw
The Editor of Northern Life. Karen trained at the Laban Centre in London as a contemporary dancer, dancing up to 15 hours a day. She returned up North in 1992 and taught dance in the local schools, after a few years she decided a change of direction was needed and worked in sales for local and national publications. It was in 2005 that she parked up her fancy company car, took the bus home and launched Loop Publishing from the comfort of her bedroom - that was years ago and as the saying goes ‘the rest is history’.
John Lydon

Licence to PiL – John Lydon

It’s Friday night, and while most folk will be out partying. I’m not. I’m at work and despite it being Friday; the thought of...
John Middleton

Exclusive interview with Emmerdale actor John Middleton

One of my all-time favourite soaps has got to be Emmerdale. Coupled with the illuminating characters and breathtaking countryside, for over 40 years it...
James Martin

Exclusive interview with TV chef James Martin

Plates, Mates and Automobiles will see James doing what he does best, cooking and chatting with his mates about his love of classic cars....
Greengrass from Heartbeat

A scoundrel, thespian, CHEEKY CHARMER | Bill Maynard

I’d read somewhere you were outspoken, does that mean you’re going to shout at me? Sweetheart, my lovely one, I’m the loveliest person in...
Carl Fogarty and Jamie Whitham

Carl Fogarty MBE chats to Karen Shaw

Strictly No Dancing for Foggy Superbike champion, ‘King of the Jungle,’ and now 50 years old, Carl Fogarty MBE talks to Karen Shaw about bike...
Jane McDonald

Exclusive interview with Jane McDonald

What's New Pussy Cat? I had the good fortune of interviewing TV success Jane McDonald five years ago after her departure from ITV’s Loose Women....
Tricia Penrose

We visit Tricia Penrose at her Cheshire home

Paradise is just a Heartbeat Away Life is for the taking, and that’s exactly what husband and wife team Tricia Penrose and Mark Simpkin have...
Christopher Eccleston

Exclusive interview with Christopher Eccleston

Don't Believe Everything you Read! The Lake District-based thriller Safe House, starring Emmy award winning actor Christopher Eccleston, was one of ITV’s biggest hits of...

Karen Chats to Jennie McAlpine

Family, Food... with a Baby and a Business Avid Coronation Street viewers have seen Fiz played by Jennie McAlpine blossom over her 14 years on...
Peter Stringfellow

Karen Chats to Yorkshireman Peter Stringfellow

Exclusive Interview by Karen Shaw He’s been the toast of London society long enough to have become a legend. He’s dined with Princess Diana, entertained Stephen Hawkins...