Readers Photos:- "What's this white stuff?"
from the Dogs Trust sent us this photo of one of the many pup's
rescued this year on Merseyside enjoying his first sight of snow!
We asked Sally how
many dogs need re-homing this year across the UK and she said:-
"Dogs Trust cares for over 16,000 stray and abandoned dogs every
year, all over the UK. We expect due to the bad financial
state of the UK, this number will rise. If any of your readers
can help re-home a dog then please do go to
www.dogstrust.org.uk for more
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Cream Easter Special 2009
CREAM catapults itself into
2009 with a mouth watering line up for the first of three
parties this year at its Liverpool home Nation. Taking place on
Sunday, 12 April 2009, Bank Holiday Weekend, parisian
DJ/Producer du jour David Guetta is back by demand for Cream’s
Easter Special. Coming No.5 in the DJ Mag Top 100 Poll, Grammy
nominated Guetta is one of the world’s most sought after house
DJ’s and Producers, with an arsenal of hits under his belt
including ‘The World Is Mine’, ‘Love Is
Gone’ & ‘Delirious’ to name a few. Having
scooped the award for ‘DJ Of The Year’ in the House Music Awards
and with a hugely successful Residency at Pacha in Ibiza that
attracts the islands glitterati, 2009 is set to send him to even
Joining him in the Main Room is Dave Spoon. Having landed
himself a coveted show on BBC Radio 1’s ‘In New Music We
Trust’, and having a reputation for producing dancefloor
killers such as ‘At Night’ has made Dave one of the most in
demand DJ’s in the country. Already championed by everyone from
Deep Dish to Tiesto, we cant wait to have him back at Nation.
Other Main Room attractions include Cream resident Gareth Wyn
and from the white isle, we welcome Amnesia Resident Mar T.
Headlining the Courtyard is another highly sought after DJ that
has been snared for the party…Eddie Halliwell, who is without
doubt one of the most exciting DJ’s on the scene. With enough
energy to light up a room, Eddie’s return is always a big one,
just be sure to claim your plot before he comes on! And
returning after a 3 year hiatus and jetting in from Italy is
Mauro Picotto, who will be joined by Adam Sheridan and rising
star Rob H.
Following Boxing nights proverbial mash up, house music once
again takes over the Annexe. The Swedish invasion continues, as
House Mafia don Sebastian Ingrosso heads up the bill, joined by
fellow swede and highly acclaimed DJ/Producer John Dahlback who
pops his Cream cherry on Easter Sunday! Making his debut will be
Kim Fai who has been tipped throughout the press as ‘one to
watch’. Kim burst onto the scene only a year ago and since then
has showered the scene with an arsenal of twisted techy
floorfillers, the biggest being his mammoth re-rub of
Funkagenda’s Toolroom Trax smash ‘What The F***’,
thus cementing his position as one of the foremost young
producers on the scene. Arno Cost is another DJ making his
debut, and lets not forget our unsung resident heroes, Andy Mac,
Lee Ellis and Anthony Probyn. Sunday, 12 April 2009 Bank
Holiday Weekend:- David Guetta; Eddie Halliwell; Sebastian
Ingrosso; Mauro Picotto; Dave Spoon; John Dahlback; Adam
Sheridan; Gareth Wyn; Arno Cost; Kim Fai; Mar T (Amnesia); Andy
Mac; Lee Ellis & Anthony Probyn; Rob H
Nation, Wolstenholme Square, Liverpool, L1 4JJ, Tel:- 0151 707
1309 / www.cream.co.uk, Tickets:- 0844 888 4401, Tickets on sale
now £23.50+BF, 10pm to 6am (Sawmill Bar open from 9pm), Strictly
no sportswear, jeans & trainers ok.
Liverpool’s Paul Askew wins Best Chef at star-studded Hi-Life Dining
LIVERPOOL’S top celebrity
chef, Paul Askew, won the coveted Best Chef Award at the 25th
anniversary Hi-Life Dining Awards at The Hilton in Manchester
The award was voted for by the dining public, sponsored by
Caterer.com and presented by Coronation Street stars, Kate Kelly
and Jennie McAlpine.
Paul Askew is head chef of the London Carriage Works restaurant.
Commenting on the achievement, he said:- “I’m over the
moon to have won the award and we’ve had a fantastic time as
well. It’s a real honour to be recognised by the dining public
and my peers in the industry in this way.”
Paul beat off strong competition from across the UK to scoop the
award – including Nigel Smith at Nigel Smith’s Restaurant in
Wrea Green, Michael Deane at Deane’s Restaurant in Belfast,
Harry Yeung at Yang Sing in Manchester and Alison Seagrave at
Harvey Nichols in Manchester.
Hi-Life is the UK’s largest dining
club, with 130,000 members who enjoy two-for-one dining across
the UK and Ireland, at a network of 3,000 partner restaurants.
Spotted on the red carpet in the glamorous surroundings of the
stunning Beetham Tower were a host of TV stars from Coronation
Street, Hollyoaks, Emmerdale, The Bill, The Apprentice and Big
Brother and music legend, Noddy Holder.
The evening was hosted by award-winning BBC news presenters,
Gordon Burns and Ranvir Singh. The 500 guests mingled with the
stars amidst the glitz and glamour and were entertained by swing
singer, Paul Pashley, of Wayne Rooney’s wedding fame.
The judging panel for the Best Overall Restaurant award included
Noddy Holder, Richard Harden (editor of Harden’s Restaurant
Guide, London), Ray King (food and drink critic), David Heeley
(Hi-Life company president) and Paul Askew (head chef of London
Carriage Works in Liverpool).
The star-studded annual awards – or “HiLDAS” as
they are now universally known – this year celebrate their 25th
anniversary. The highly coveted awards are voted for by tens of
thousands of regular Hi-Life diners and restaurateurs.
The event also raised thousands of pounds for Cancer Research UK
through a charity raffle and auction. Prizes included the chance
to win a Maserati for an hour, a pair of Carling Cup Final
tickets for Wembley, two pairs of European return flights
courtesy of Flybe, two pairs of tickets to any Manchester City
FC match this season and VIP weekend tickets to this summer’s