For the love of
THEATRE breaks make it easy
to experience the magic of live acting in the world’s best cities
for the arts. By combining hotel booking and theatre ticket
purchases into one transaction, a theatre break makes a night out on
the town smooth and enjoyable. London is one of the best places to
purchase a theatre break because of its multiple theatres and long
history as a home to multiple acting troupes.
Did you know that
London Theatre Breaks
can be customised in many ways? Shoppers can book a 5 star
hotel for maximum luxury or a 3 star hotel if the budget requires.
Restaurant reservations and transportation options can be added.
Some theatre breaks have the option for add-on visits to tourist
attractions like Big Ben or Buckingham Palace. Shoppers can choose
the plays they want to see and the extras they want to add. Booking
a theatre break is quicker and easier than booking every component
separately. A booking agency will handle the paperwork for
consumers, and can even offer a discount of a few pounds because of
Anyone who loves the limelight will be delighted with the 2012
theatre season. Musicals are always lovely to experience in person,
and the upcoming season features several classics. A beloved tale of
crime and redemption, Les Miserables will be playing until 27
October at the Queen’s Theatre. The Phantom of the Opera with music
by Andrew Lloyd Webber is at Her Majesty’s Theatre, until 14 January
2012. Billy Elliot, the story of a boy who wanted to dance ballet,
will be at the Victoria Palace Theatre throughout the year. Chicago,
featuring songs like "Razzle Dazzle" and "Mr.
Cellophane" will be at Garrick Theatre until January 2013.
Wicked, a pop culture hit, is at the Apollo Victoria Theatre until
27 October 2012.
Lesser-known musicals also abound. Backbeat, an adaptation of a
Beatles’ film, will be at the Duke of York’s Theatre until 18
February 2012. Children of Eden, based on the Biblical book of
Genesis, is at the Prince of Wales Theatre until 29 January. Legally
Blonde The Musical will be at Savoy Theatre until 27 October 2012.
Children’s musicals will entertain the whole family. The theatre
adaption of The Lion King, the story of family and betrayal made
famous by Disney movies, is playing at Lyceum Theatre until 09
September. Matilda The Musical, based on the book by Roald Dahl,
will be at Cambridge Theatre until 21 October 2012. Shrek The
Musical will be at the Drury Lane Theatre Royal until 21 October
2012. Singin’ In The Rain, a classic family-friendly story, will be
at the Palace Theatre until 29 September 2012. Parents can enjoy
these timeless musicals with their children.
London theatres are putting on their best performances in 2012 for
the Olympic year. Shoppers have a wide selection of family and
adult-oriented plays to choose from when booking a theatre break.
Hotels and theatre tickets will sell out fast. Savvy shoppers will
book London theatre breaks right away to ensure accommodations will
For more information and to book breaks go to:-
Take part in the
Great Manchester Run and join the fight against meningitis &
THE Meningitis Research
Foundation (MRF) estimates that there are around 3,400 cases of
bacterial meningitis and septicaemia every year in the UK. This
means that every day 9 people become ill with the diseases. With 1
in 10 people dying, a death will occur almost every day. A further 2
people will be left with life-altering after effects as severe as
brain damage, deafness and multiple amputations. To help raise
awareness and vital funds MRF is appealing for runners to take part
in the Great Manchester Run on Sunday, 20 May 2012. The race is
staged over a course of 10km and takes in the sights of Manchester
city centre. Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) has places in this
event and is looking for runners to take up the challenge; so here’s
your chance to join us, get fit, and run for a fantastic cause. Sign
up free and we will supply you with your own running and sponsorship
pack to help you on your way, and your own MRF running vest to wear
for the race. If you are interested in taking part please
Nikki from MRF, or call her on:- 01454 280415. Places will be
offered on a first come, first serve basis. For further information
on the Great Manchester Run,
convicted of obtaining patient details unlawfully
A former health worker has
pleaded guilty to unlawfully obtaining patient information by
accessing the medical records of 5 members of her ex-husband’s
family in order to obtain their new telephone numbers.
Juliah Kechil, formerly known as Merritt, a former Health Care
Assistant in the outpatients department at the Royal Liverpool
University Hospital, was convicted under section 55 of the Data
Protection Act at Liverpool City Magistrates Court today. She was
fined £500 and also ordered to pay £1,000 towards prosecution costs
and a £15 victim surcharge.
Ms Kechil accessed the medical records of the five individuals
between July and November 2009. Royal Liverpool University Hospital
began an investigation in November 2009 when the defendant’s
father-in-law contacted the hospital after receiving nuisance calls
which he suspected had been made by his former daughter-in-law.
Having changed his phone number in July 2009 following unwanted
calls from Ms Kechil, he was immediately concerned that there had
been a breach of patient confidentially.
Checks by the hospital revealed that all of the patients whose
details had been compromised were not at any time under the medical
care of Ms Kechil and she had no work-related reasons to access
their records. She accessed the information for her own personal
gain without the consent of her employer. The accesses were traced
through audit trails which were linked to the defendant’s smartcard
Head of Enforcement, Steve Eckersley, said:- "Unlawfully
obtaining other people’s information for personal gain is a serious
offence which can have potentially devastating effects. Ms Kechil
accessed medical records for entirely personal reasons. The breach
of their privacy would obviously have been very distressing for the
People should be able to feel confident that their personal details
will be stored securely and only accessed when there is a legitimate
business need. We will always push for the toughest penalties
against individuals who abuse this trust."
Unlawfully obtaining or accessing personal data is a criminal
offence under section 55 of the Data Protection Act 1998.
offence is punishable by way of a financial penalty of up to £5,000
in a Magistrates Court or an unlimited fine in a Crown Court. The ICO continues to call for more effective deterrent sentences,
including the threat of prison, to be available to the courts to
stop the unlawful use of personal information.