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Issue:- 30 January 2013

CLA backs new T-shirt to raise awareness of sky lantern danger

THE CLA in the North is backing a new T-shirt, designed by an East Yorkshire farmer, to raise awareness of the dangers sky lanterns pose to people, property, livestock and the environment.

Brainchild of East Yorkshire farmer Jono Dixon, co-founder of Twitter-based farmers' group #clubhectare, the T-shirt features a sky lantern in a red prohibited sign and a new hashtag for those wishing to show support on social media sites: #banskylanterns

The CLA recently called for local authorities to amend entertainment licence policies so new licences for certain venues or events can include a clause prohibiting the use of sky lanterns. The organisation has also called for this to be backed up by a ban on Council-owned land.

CLA North Regional Director Dorothy Fairburn said:- "We are launching this new T-shirt to coincide with Chinese New Year on Friday, 31 January 2014, when there is sure to be an upsurge in use of the lanterns as part of the festivities. People need to realize that if they release one of these lanterns into the sky they risk being responsible for the slow and very painful death of a cow or other grazing livestock, or a fire that destroys someone's home, business or life. A report published last year on behalf of Defra that investigated the impact of sky lanterns on livestock and the environment estimated that between three and eight million sky lanterns are sold each year in the UK. With such a large amount of lanterns being purchased, and ultimately released, it is extremely likely the number of serious incidents caused by these flying bonfires is going to increase substantially."

The T-shirts are being sold at £6.75 each with 50p per sale being donated to charity RABI. To purchase one, contact Mr Dixon via Twitter using his @sunkfarmer handle; people can follow and then direct message him for more details. Alternatively, contact the CLA North office on:- 01748 907070 or by email north@cla.org.uk.

TeenStar singing audition dates now released!

TEENSTAR singing audition dates are now released! TeenStar, the UK's only singing competition exclusively for pre-teens and teenagers, have now released their TeenStar singing audition dates for their next singing competition starting in January 2014. Auditions for TeenStar National Singing Competition 2014 will be held in Liverpool on Sunday, 9 February 2014!

The TeenStar singing competition for pre-teens and teenagers consists of a UK-wide search for the finest young talent the UK has to offer, with TeenStar singing audition dates being held across the country. The competition culminates in a spectacular National Grand Final, with last year's event being held within The O2 in London.

The TeenStar singing competition for pre-teens and teenagers attracted over 9,000 entrants to apply for the 2013 TeenStar singing audition dates in its 1st year, but it was the uniquely talented Luke Friend who was crowned the winner in an impressive showcase of the nation's future stars.

The TeenStar singing competition for pre-teens and teenagers is brought to you by Future Music, the company behind the discovery of artists such as Warner Music's Birdy, Columbia Record's Lucy Spraggan, Union J's Jaymi Hensley and Jahmene Douglas, both of which are now signed to Sony Music, and Luke Friend who's currently storming his way through The X Factor!

The TeenStar singing competition for pre-teens and teenagers has a prize pool worth thousands of pounds, including a £5,000 cash prize for the winning act to help develop their music as well as a chance to feature in top teen magazine Shout Mag. Contestants of the TeenStar singing competition for pre-teens and teenagers also have the chance to win prizes throughout the competition, such as recording studio time with some of the UK's top producers, singing lessons and extensive promotion on YouTube.

The TeenStar singing auditions dates and competition events take place at some of the best venues in the UK including Birmingham's NEC, Sheffield City Hall and Camden's Dingwalls and will be judged by some of the music industry's top professionals, including DJs who work for radio stations such as BBC Radio 1, BBC Introducing, Kiss FM, Choice FM, plus national and regional press, local studios and record labels.

The National Grand Final is the climax of the whole competition and is staged at 1 of the most prestigious live music venues in the Country, with last year's event held within The O2 in London!

The TeenStar singing auditions dates and competition events are split into three age categories - the 'Late Teens' (16 to 19), the 'Mid Teens' (13 to 15) and a special category to search for the stars of tomorrow; the Pre-Teens!

Whether it's pop, RnB, grime, acoustic or classical, the singing competition for pre-teens and teenagers TeenStar singing auditions dates have been released to find the greatest undiscovered talent from across the Country.

The singing competition for pre-teens and teenagers TeenStar provides a platform to help acts get noticed and offers winners the potential to be successfully launched in the UK as a major recording artist.

TeenStar singing auditions dates are available across the UK, so if you're a pre-teen or teen singer and think you've got what it takes, for more information and to enter go to:- teenstarcompetition.co.uk.

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