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25 November 2010
AN 80 million year old dinosaur
egg went on display at the World Museum in William Brown Street,
Liverpool, on Thursday, 18 November 2010. This heralds the arrival
of Dinomania! This was the first appearance in Europe of a 14ft long
T Rex, that is coming to roam around this very museum in December.
Forget the film, 'Night at the Musuem', this is no
ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits to come alive... This
is your chance to come and meet Rex, the juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex
during four days of prehistoric hysterics from 2 December to 5
December 2010... and it is all for free!
The animated dinosaur has been a sensation in the United States and
Australia where it has given thousands of people the opportunity to
see a walking, moving T Rex.
To get visitors in the mood, the dinosaur egg has reappeared on
display, for the first time in decades, at World Museum. It is one
of 25 eggs laid by an Oviraptor – a small dinosaur that lived in
The nest was discovered by renowned
palaeontologist Roy Chapman Andrews in 1923. Andrews was a
flamboyant explorer said to have inspired the Indiana Jones film
character played by Harrison Ford.
The egg comes from the late Cretaceous Djadochta Formation, a
geological area rich in fossils. It was presented to the Liverpool
Free Public Museum (now World Museum) in 1929.
Dinomania! features the T Rex making regular appearances throughout
the day between 1000 and 1700 hours on Thursday, Friday, Saturday
and Sunday (2 December to 5 December 2010).
In addition, Dino-nite at the Museum features face-to-face meetings
with T Rex between 1730 and 2130 hours on Friday and Saturday, 3
December and Sunday, 4 December 2010. The event includes a dino-dinner,
disco and craft making. Children cost £9.50, adults £12.50 and a £40
family ticket is available. Advance booking essential at the museum
or call:- 0151 478 4999.
Southport chef set to
make mincemeat of rivals this Christmas
recipe created by a cordon bleu cook in Southport is set to become a
best seller this Christmas. Julie Henderson from Southport
originally created her jars of homemade mincemeat to sell at a local
Christmas fair three years ago.
The fruit-packed mincemeat was a sell out so Julie began making jars
to give to family and friends at Xmas time.
When relatives started placing more and more orders, Julie realised
she had created something special and took her range of traditional
range of mincemeat to a Dragon’s Den-style event organised by Booths
buyers looking for new and innovative new products.
Julie’s recipes passed the taste test with flying colours and two of
her delicious ‘Kensington
Mincemeats’ will now be sold in
selected Booths stores. These are ‘Cherry and Almond’
and ‘Cranberry and Date’, in 200g jars.
Booths buyer Leigh Anne Carr says:- “We knew Julie had created
something special when we tasted her range of fillings. They’re
unlike anything on the market and what’s great is that Julie makes
them all by hand in her own kitchen. Booths always goes out of its
way to support small artisan producers and we’ve worked with Julie
to develop her recipes into a proper brand that we know customers
Each of the mincemeats is filled with a mix of dried fruits and
spices to give them mouthfuls of flavour.
Unusually the mincemeat is raw so that it is only cooked once when
you bake in the oven. This gives it a freshness and flavour all of
Julie says:- “It was a friend of mine who suggested I go along
to Booths – I never imagined my mincemeat would be sold in their
stores! It’s been such a great learning experience working with
Booths. All of the fillings are still handmade, hand jarred and hand
labelled by me in my kitchen. You can tell because the odd label may
be a little wonky!”
Bankers Bonus Law
A new European
law to tackle bankers' bonuses was be formally signed on Wednesday,
24 November 2010, in the European Parliament. North West Labour Euro
MP Arlene McCarthy, the Parliament's draftsperson for the new law,
said:- “In the week the ConDem govt pledged £7 billion of
taxpayers' money to the Irish rescue package to deal with the
fallout of bank failure, Chancellor Osborne has still not committed
to implementing this new EU law to tackle the £7 billion bonus pot
set aside by UK banks. I am calling on the Coalition Government to
implement the rules and apply the law to the upcoming bonus round.
The Government have continued behind the scenes attempts to weaken
the law, but must now get on with reforming the bonus culture and
stop letting the banks off the hook.” A key provision of the
new law, introduced by Arlene McCarthy, is a strict limit on upfront
cash bonuses, to ensure bankers aren't paid for failure. The UK
Government has been trying to weaken this position and allow up to
50% of a bonus to be paid in upfront cash. Arlene added:- "It
is completely unacceptable for banks to continue to pay big cash in
hand bonuses for risk taking that could lead to failure. This kind
of bonus incentive led to the crisis. At a time when the government
is making substantial cuts, scaling back public services and cutting
support to families and businesses, our constituents expect banks to
prioritise stability and lending over bankers' pay and perks. This
Government must now respond to the public's concerns by implementing
these tough reforms to end the obscene bonus culture.”
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