Amazing acts lined up this year at 53 Degrees
premier live music and entertainment venue is kicking autumn off
with standout concerts, clubnights and comedy including NME
Fresher’s Tour featuring Go! Team, chart favourites Just Jack and
Calvin Harris, legends like Idlewild and Rick Butler and Bruce
Foxton from the Jam. With 2 quality live spaces 53 Degrees
plays host to a wide array of concerts from both established artists
to up-and-coming new bands, all of the highest calibre. Big acts
that are playing this year so far include The Twang, who wowed the
main stage audience at Radio 1’s Big Weekend, the most successful
band from Chorley; Starsailor, Starz in their eyes chart topper;
Just Jack and NME favourites; We are Scientists, plus The Bees who
are infamous for their great song ‘Chicken Playback’ who are doing a
joint tour with Nine Black Alps. This is naming just a few of the
high calibre acts that will be playing in the next couple of months.
As well as
established acts, 53 Degrees showcases stars of the future including
indie/electro rock outfit PARKA, The Hoosiers who have had great
success from their first single ‘Worried About Ray’.
Dead Disco and the Whip are some of many to be playing at DIY@Promo.
A great night to listen to all the new bands and artists.
Reverend and the Makers and Hadouken! are playing in October have
had great success and are going to get even bigger. These gigs are
going to sell out really fast so get tickets early to avoid
53 Degrees also showcase local bands such as the celebrated THE
LANCASHIRE HOTPOTS who have topped the iTunes comedy charts and The
Uncomfortables who are also having amazing success on iTunes.
53DEGREES regularly hosts a wide variety of clubnights from beats &
breaks, Old Skool to R&B, drum’n’bass to house, techno to indie.
Every Thursday night is Promo and DIY @ Promo, Preston’s biggest and
best student night and one of the North West’s leading dance
promoters Goodgreef. This November we have Radio 1’s Zane Lowe
Presenting his Home Taping Tour and Manchester DJ, Mr Scruff.
This year there will be a new clubnight for your partying pleasure
called Rehab. The night will be full of top indie tunes which will
include classics. There is definitely something for everyone at 53
It is not just music that the venue is host to, there is ‘Stand
and Deliver’ our comedy club is the largest in Lancashire and
plays to sell out crowds on fortnightly Fridays. Past headliners
have included comedians such as Dave Spikey, Ross Noble and Phoenix
Nights star, Justin Moorhouse performing their unique stand up
routines to audiences of 300 in an ambient candlelit atmosphere.
Acts on this year is
local lad done good, Dan Nightingale, Big Brother’s Big Mouth Guest
Presenter, Russell Kane and “Chavtastic” Lee ‘Nelsy’
who is described as “Genius” - The Independent on Sunday.
Complete with cabaret style seating, competitive pricing on quality
wines and pitchers of beer and cocktails and snacks available to
your table, Stand and Deliver offers you an entirely different night
out at 53DEGREES. The perfect place for you and your new friends to
enjoy a night unlike any other, shows sell out well in advance so
get in quick and buy your tickets now to make sure you don’t miss
For all the latest news and gossip from Preston’s Premier Live Music
and entertainment venue plus the chance to win exclusive guest list
places and cool prizes sign up to 53 Degrees weekly e-flyer at
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Students’ Union Reception, Fylde Road, Preston. 01772 893 000
Senior Conservative calls on the UK to learn the recycling lesson
Conservative MEP in the European Parliament is urging the UK
Government and local authorities to learn from Finland how to switch
away from land filling domestic waste to recycling and reuse.
Sir Robert Atkins MEP said:- “In 2000 Finland and England both
depended on dumping 80% of their waste into landfill. But the Finns
are now well ahead of us in promoting recycling with a national
figure of over 40% while the latest figure for England is 27%."
Sir Robert suggested 2 key areas which could improve the UK's
• Create more highly visible, well-designed, collection points for
recyclables so that recycling becomes a normal part of people's
lives and not a resented add-on. The collection points in Finland
often involve sunken containers and are constructed so as to avoid
noise and spillage. They do go in for kerb-side collection but not
to the same extent as we do in rural areas.
• Use energy from
waste plants to deal with residual waste and produce energy.
SAFE AS HOUSES
TO keep you
and your new home in top shape, NHBC, the standard setting body and
leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK, is
offering the following tips for the safe running of your home.
· Electricity - under recent legislation electrical alterations must
be carried out by a government-approved electrician. The National
Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICIEC)
keep a register of approved firms and should be able to check your
electrician is up to their standards.
· Take particular care when using electrical garden tools and
appliances outdoors as damp and humidity can create a health hazard
or simply cause machinery to short circuit. Be careful to avoid
damage to electrical flexes and make sure you use a British Standard
safety plug to cut the power in case the cable is damaged or cut.
· Before fixing pictures and other items to walls always check for
buried pipes and cables using a detector. The best kind of detectors
will be able to pinpoint pipes and stud work in your home.
· Fire safety - check smoke alarms are working on a weekly basis by
pressing the test button. Use a duster or gently run a vacuum
cleaner nozzle over the alarm to keep it free of dust and grime.
· It's a good idea to know where any keys to windows and doors are
kept and familiarise yourself with how window locks work, just in
case you have to use them as an escape route in an emergency.
· If your home is fitted with fire doors, these are often heavier
than standard internal doors and fitted with a self-closing device,
for your own safety these doors shouldn't be removed or propped
· If you smell gas or suspect a gas leak - extinguish all naked
flames, turn off the gas at the meter and open all doors and
windows. Call the gas company on its emergency number - you can find
this easily in the phone book - and don't turn electrical switches
on or off as they may produce a spark and ignite the gas.
· Using ladders - when using ladders for DIY jobs it's important to
tie them to something rigid to prevent them slipping. Never lean
away from the ladder to reach areas either side of where you are
working. When putting ladders up make sure they have a solid base to
stand on which won't move or slip, ideally use a ladder with rubber
feet as this helps prevent slippage.
Would you like to
help improve patient services?
is a small but dedicated team of volunteers known as the Patient
Experience Group whose aim is to improve the experience of patients
using the hospital services by involving them, their cares and
members of the public in what we do.
René Rimmer, one of the members of the group said:- "I've
benefited from the hospital services over the years and I felt I
wanted to put something back. We get involved in various inspections
of the hospitals and get to talk to the patients when we visit the
wards asking them about their experience."
The Group, which currently has 6 members, is looking for more people
who would be willing to give up a few hours of their time each
month. There is a monthly meeting for an hour or so on the 2nd
Wednesday of each month and a few additional hours arranged to suit
the individual. As well as taking part in the
inspections, the Group also helps monitor Patient Experience
Healthcare Commission Standards identifying areas of good practice
and areas for improvement; reviewing patient information leaflets
ensuring the use of plain English; reviewing patient questionnaires
from departments such as Clinical Audit making sure they are user
Beth Packwood, who has recently joined the Group added:- "We
get to sit on some of the Trust's Committees to make sure the
patient's views are put across. I think it is very important that
the views of the patients are made as high profile as possible and I
would recommend people get involved if they have the time."
Richard McCarthy, General Manager, who chairs the Group commented:-
"The Group is a very important way of getting in touch with
our patients. They provide important feedback to us because often
patients feel more comfortable talking to someone who is not 'from
the Trust'. We would like more volunteers to join the Group and
would welcome people from right across our area."
If you are interested in joining the Patient Experience Group you
can contact Sandy Cribb or Matthew King on 01704 704494/704714 or
GET READY TO BE
is to arrive very soon at Warrall House Farm, just outside
Southport, through out October 2007.
The event will let you see things that will leave you shacking in
fear. It is not a children's attraction and will be aimed at adults
For more information please visit the event website at
"Unleash the fear." You can also phone 0151 526 0002.