'Laughter and tears: there was nothing sedate or predictable about the Tudor'

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The closure of the famous Tudor House hotel in Wigan, home to Write Out Loud’s open mic night for years, has come a great shock to its regulars, and beyond. One of those regulars, Isobel Malinowksi, pictured during one of her compering stints there, looks back on the laughter, the tears – and how the Tudor changed her life.  

“On Thursday morning the Tudor House hotel, home to Write Out Loud’s Wigan venue, closed ...

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