above to held natural firework display
DID you see the annual
natural firework display that took place in the skies above us over
12 August and 13 August 2013? Sadly a lot of this year's display was
hidden from view as unsurprisingly for the UK, cloud affected our
views on Merseyside again... But if you did hold out and looked up,
around the constellations of Perseus and Cassiopeia, you would have
had a chance to see many of the glowing streaks that flashed across
the dark night sky. Our Editor Patrick Trollope did manage to
capture a few of them as the Perseid meteor shower peeped through
the clouds. This event has been observed to take place yearly, over
the past 2,000 years and at its height it can have around 100
meteors per hour, burning up in the atmosphere above us. One of the
other problems we did find this year was an increase in light
pollution, but luckily as we are on the Merseyside Coastline, it
does make it a bit easier to find a few dark viewing areas. Did you
see any of this annual event? Did you get any photographs of them?
If you did please do let us know by emailing us to:-
firstname.lastname@example.org this was one of the best
shots of the shower taken by our Editor.
COP SCHOOL NEW RECRUITS VIDEO
Police have launched a new weekly YouTube video series following
new recruits during their 18 weeks of training as a Police officer.
"Cop School", follows an intake of 22 men and women, who
joined the force on 17 June 2013, as they start their training. In
total 220 new officers will be recruited to join the force between
April 2013 and March 2014.
"Cop School" aims to give a unique insight into the life of
a student Police officer, right from the recruitment process to the
moment they step out for the 1st time on the beat.
Assistant Chief Constable Chris Armitt said:- "These videos
will follow the highs and lows of the latest recruits as they make
the transition from civilian life to serving as a Police Constable.
We hope they will give members of the public an insight into the
training a new Police recruit goes through. The series will follow
these recruits and their development as they learn subjects as
diverse as first aid, social media, arresting and searching
offenders and preserving crime scenes."
Each week, video diary segments will capture the officers talking
about what they have learnt that week and how they feel they are
progressing. In week 1, viewers will meet 4 new recruits,
Ferne Ellis, Matthew Moreno-Vincente, Craig Pemberton and Nicola
Grey. Watch episode one of Copy School on
YouTube. The force
will continue to recruit for future officers in the coming weeks,
and information on how to apply can be found be visiting the
recruitment pages of the Merseyside Police
gets on board for LIMF
VIRGIN Trains is now on board as a sponsor for
Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF). The rail firm; which
operates the West Coast Main Line linking Scotland with London; is
the official travel partner for the event, which will see some of
the biggest names in music descend on Liverpool from 18 August 2013
to 22 September 2013.
The company is also sponsoring LIMF Academy, which will work with
and inspire young people who are interested in getting into the
music business. This weekend, LIMF Academy artists will be
performing on the station platform at Stafford Railway Station, as
festivalgoers make their way to and from V Festival.
Graham Leech, Commercial Executive Director for Virgin Trains,
said:- "Liverpool is a thriving City with a rich cultural
heritage. We're thrilled to be able to support this festival, which
is bursting with world renowned headline acts and will showcase the
best that the City has to offer. Virgin Trains already provides
frequent, fast services to Liverpool with a journey time of just
over 2 hours, so it's entirely fitting that we act as travel partner
to the Liverpool International Music Festival. As sponsor of the LIMF
Academy we want to play a key role in ensuring that future
generations benefit from the musical legacy that Liverpool has
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said:- "We're absolutely
delighted that we have secured sponsorship from Virgin Trains, and
it clearly shows the significance of LIMF as a major festival.
Attracting people from far and wide to Liverpool will be integral to
the success of LIMF, and Virgin Trains will play a key role in
promoting it across their network and encouraging people to come to
Liverpool for what is set to be an amazing 5 weeks."
During bank holiday weekend from 23 August 2013 to 26 August 2013,
acts will take to a new stage in Sefton Park including
internationally acclaimed Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and
chief conductor Vasily Petrenko, Soul II Soul, Rebecca Ferguson,
Ghetto Youths International Crew (featuring Damian, Stephen and
Julian Marley) and The Christians as well as some of the leading
stars from the world of reggae, jazz, folk and African. Throughout
the weekend there will be food stalls, a children's fairground and
other family activities
On Saturday, 24 August 2013, the Pier Head will play host to the
Turn Up the Radio event with headliners:- JLS being joined by acts
including Little Mix, Union J, Stooshe, The Vamps and Eliza
On Sunday, 25 August 2013, Party at the Pier will see the Juice FM
stage playing host to well known artists including The Saturdays,
Texas and Nina Nesbitt. They will perform alongside local stars
including:- Esco Williams, The Hummingbirds and Chelcee Grimes.
There will also be a Mathew Street Festival Stage with Real Radio
(programmed by Bill Heckle and Dave Jones from Cavern City Tours)
with acts paying homage to artists such as Queen, Adele, Robbie
Williams and The Rolling Stones.
Tickets for LIMF Academy are available from 9am on Thursday, 15
August 2013. They are free and can be booked via:-