Liverpool crime writer Lynda La Plante to tell her own life story at
'In Conversation' event
THE crime writer Lynda La
Plante has been confirmed as the latest interviewee in the hugely
successful Liverpool In Conversation series from the City's Little
Atom Productions, adding to an already impressive list of guests
including Paul McGann, David Morrissey and Stephen Graham.
The Liverpool-born creator of TV successes 'Trial &
Retribution', 'Prime Suspect' and 'Above
Suspicion' will take to the stage of St George's Hall
Concert Room on Tuesday, 10 September 2013, to share stories about
her life and career as well as her favourite pieces of music which
will be performed live by 5 separate music acts in this now
extremely popular and well-loved format.
Gemma Aldcroft of Little Atom said:- "We've been in talks with
Lynda's publisher for some time now and we're absolutely delighted
that she's agreed, not least because her latest novel will just have
been released when she takes part in the series. We're very lucky to
have secured her at this time."
La Plante, who left Liverpool to study at the Royal Academy of
Dramatic Art (RADA) and began her career as an actress appearing
with the Royal Shakespeare Company as well as in popular TV series'
such as Z Cars and The Professionals, and penned a breakthrough
script in 1983 when she created and the six-part robbery series
Widows for Thames Television.
After this initial success Lynda became highly sought after as a
crime writer and since signing her 1st book deal in 1987 has written
a raft of hugely successful novels including the 'Cold'
and 'Anna Travis' series. However it is probably the
creation of DCI Jane Tennison and 'Prime Suspect' for which she is
Little Atom's Karen Podesta said:- "Lynda has had such an
impressive and inspirational career and we know our audience will be
thrilled to hear her talking about her life and her relationship
with the City. We're so happy to have her as a guest and to be
welcoming our first female 'In Conversation' guest since we
interviewed Janice Long back in 2010!"
Her latest novel 'Wrongful Death' is due for release in early
September; as well as being able to ask questions during the Q&A
fans will also be able to purchase a copy of the book after the
event and have it signed by the author.
Lynda La Plante said:- "I always enjoy returning to Liverpool,
it is a City which holds so many fond memories for me and I am very
much looking forward my 'In Conversation' evening at the magnificent
St George's Hall."
In Conversation With Lynda La Plante will take place on Tuesday, 10
September 2013, in the Concert Room of St George's Hall from 7.30pm
Tickets (priced at £25) are on sale from 10am, Thursday, 9 May 2013,
and available from:-
welcomes new bill
LANCASHIRE'S Police and
Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has welcomed proposals for the new
crime and policing bill, announced during this years Queen's Speech
Tackling anti-social behaviour and ensuring Lancashire Constabulary
is victim-focused are 2 of the Commissioner's key priorities – and
today's announcement covers both of those areas.
Under the proposals, 19 existing powers to deal with anti-social
behaviour would be replaced with 6 faster, more effective, ones. The
bill would also make the rights of victims the focus, with quick
action taken to deal with persistent anti-social behaviour.
Clive Grunshaw said:- "I know anti-social behavior is a key
concern for residents in Lancashire and it can have a serious
detrimental impact on victims, raising their fear of crime and
affecting their quality of life. I want to put the needs of victims
of crime such as this at the heart of the work we do, and it is
pleasing to see that focus in the new bill. Lancashire Constabulary
has a good record on tackling anti-social behavior, but we are not
complacent, and I hope the proposed bill will help to continue the
excellent work being done by our officers and staff."
Another element of the bill would see Police and Crime Commissioners
given responsibility for commissioning victims'
The Commissioner said:- "I welcome the proposals to transfer
responsibility for commissioning victims' services to Police and
Crime Commissioners. We are already working hard in Lancashire to
establish how best to help the county's victims, and I have given my
Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner, Saima Afzal MBE, special
responsibility for this work. Discussions have already begun with
partners to establish how we can work together to ensure residents
in Lancashire get the best possible help and support."
The bill also includes policies to tackle forced marriage, dangerous
dogs and illegal firearms used by gangs and in organised crime.
AND THE CLA RESPOND TO HS2 HYBRID BILL ANNOUNCED IN QUEEN'S SPEECH
COMMENTING on the HS2
Hybrid Bill and High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill announced in
today's Queen Speech, Michael Roberts, Chief Executive of the
Association of Train Operating Companies, said:- "The
inclusion of the HS2 legislation in today's Queen's Speech is good
news for both passengers and the economy. This commitment is the
next important step in securing a modern high speed rail network
linking the north and south of Britain which will unlock significant
economic and environmental benefits. A new high speed line,
alongside sustained investment in the existing network, is key to
providing the extra capaCity today's booming rail industry will need
in the years ahead." CLA North Regional Director Dorothy
Fairburn said:- "We hope that the inclusion of compensation
within the bill is the Government's recognition that something must
be done more quickly to compensate rural businesses affected by HS2.
Currently there is one scheme in place, which offers those who will
lose property and business opportunity, little prospect of
compensation in the short term. This bill provides an opportunity
for government to introduce the CLA's proposed Property Bond Scheme
to protect property from any loss in value and needs to be
introduced as soon as possible." But will Liverpool loose
out again to Manchester? Email us your views to:-
firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you
thing about the HS2.