OF THE BEEF BAN:- CONSERVATIVES TO HOLD CELEBRATION BARBECUE
EURO-MPS from across the EU will
be invited to a BBQ. Yes the UK's
Conservative MEPs are planning a barbecue in the European Parliament
to celebrate the lifting of the export ban on British beef, which
ends at midnight tonight. Sir Robert Atkins MEP and Conservative
Deputy Leader in the European Parliament, has said he is
particularly looking forward to inviting his French colleagues.
An EU inspector's report in September 2005 endorsed the UK's BSE
safeguards, paving the way for an announcement in March that the ban
on British beef would be lifted on 3 May. Unfortunately, France has
not yet amended their legislation to allow beef imports and Sir
Robert has criticised the French government for dragging its feet.
Sir Robert said:- "Our farmers have been waiting a decade for
this day. They are finally on an equal footing again. British beef
is a high quality product. It is as safe as any other beef in the
world. The British government must now help our farmers market their
beef abroad. We are going to showcase British beef in the
European Parliament so that MEPs will go back to their home nations
with the message that British beef is back. I expect the French
government to stop dragging its feet and comply with the EU's
decision. They are obviously scared of our superior beef."
World Champion Stunt Rider
BLACKPOOL welcomes World Champion
Female Stunt Rider Fiona Beale as her role as Chair Of The Disabled
Motorcyclists Assoc a charity that provides support for any one who
has a disability and wants to try motorcycling or return to it.
The event will take place at The Grand
metrple Hotel on Saturday 22 JULY 8pm and well feature top recoding
artist Stone Role River, Rock Disco and supper.
Discounts on rooms if
your are attending this event.
Tickets are only £15 on the door or £12.50 in advance (booking
before 8 July 2006)
More information at:-
www.thedma.org.uk or ring
on:- 0161 214 8314
SEARCH FOR TV STARS OF THE FUTURE
FREE scheme helps
TV entrants kick-start their career and meet key industry players.
Applications sought via
www.tvyp.co.uk But hurry –
applications close on 12 May 2006.
Television and Young People (TVYP) – the charitable arm of the
Edinburgh International TV Festival has launched a search for
budding TV stars of the future. The FREE five day course has gained
a reputation as an academy of excellence over the last 15 years
providing the perfect springboard for a career in television. So if
you a self confessed TV junkie who is desperate to try your hand at
making quality television and keen to meet the teams behind Big
Brother, Sky News, Hollyoaks and MTV’s TRL then TVYP is for you!
TVYP, a 5-day training programme which helps young people aged 18 –
21 to gain a foothold in the TV industry, returns to Edinburgh for
its 16th year this August bank holiday. The acclaimed scheme gives
young people the opportunity to meet and learn from key industry
figures and has helped to launch hundreds of TV careers, with alumni
including Andy Zein, Managing Director of Tiger Aspect and Cameron
Roach, the producer of Footballer’s Wives to name but a few.
The TVYP scheme runs alongside the Edinburgh International
Television Festival, giving delegates access to some of the
brightest talent working in TV today. Past speakers have ranged from
celebrities such as Vernon Kay, Jayne Middlemiss and Graham Norton
as well as leading industry figures including Jana Bennett, Director
of Television at the BBC, Tim Hincks, Endemol’s Chief Creative
Officer, writer Russell T Davies and broadcaster Jon Snow.
Thousands of applicants each year are whittled down to a lucky 150
delegates who gain the chance to attend the FREE event, which this
year takes place between 24 and 28 August.
Vernon Kay, who is the Patron of TVYP, says:- ‘I had a great
time meeting and talking to the TVYP delegates last year in
Edinburgh. I'm really happy to support the scheme and help inspire
any young people who want to embark on a TV career. Working in TV is
a real buzz - I'm proud to be part of such a creative, influential
and dynamic industry. My top piece of advice is grab every
opportunity you can, be passionate about telly and full of ideas.’
Applications via the website
www.tvyp.co.uk are open now and
close on 12 May. Delegates who have attended TVYP are also given the
opportunity to apply for a six month paid work placement at some of
the most prestigious TV companies in the UK through the TVYP at Work