takes to the (sound) waves
ONE of the world's most
famous tenors will be giving a special performance at this year's
International Mersey River Festival in Liverpool.
Russell Watson, the UK's best selling classical artist, will climb
aboard the beautiful Tall Ship Mercedes for a unique charity concert
on Saturday, 14 June 2014, at 2pm.
Based in Hartley Quay (in the dock next to the Maritime Museum and
the Pumphouse) he will perform a selection of popular songs,
including his latest charity single Home Ground which raises money
for The Haig Trust Coming Home charity, the Falklands Veterans
Foundation and The Welsh Guards Afghanistan Appeal.
The Liverpool gig is part of a series of concerts marking the
centenary of the outbreak of World War 1, and is set to be a
moving tribute to war heroes of all ages.
Russell said:- "I'm really thrilled to have been invited to
such a prestigious event. I love the Liverpool Docks. This is a real
honour and I think it will be a fantastic day for all involved. I'm
sure that the people of Liverpool will come out in force to show
The International Mersey River Festival takes place from Friday, 13
Sunday, 15 June 2014, and is completely free.
Liverpool's Assistant Mayor and cabinet member for culture and
tourism, Councillor Wendy Simon, said:- "It's fantastic to
welcome the 'People's Tenor' back to Liverpool for the third
consecutive year. In previous years he has wowed thousands
with his performance as part of Music on the Waterfront, and we're
delighted to welcome him back for this special concert on board the
stunning vessel that is Mercedes. Not only is Russell
guaranteed to entertain the crowds, he is also importantly raising
money and awareness of three important charities which really make a
positive difference to the lives of others."
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Clinics bring sexual health care
closer to patients!
SINCE 2 June 2014, Sexual Health Services in Sefton will now be
delivered from 5 clinics where patients can "drop in"
or make an appointment. The services provided by Southport and
Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust will include screening, diagnosis and
treatment of sexually transmitted infections, cervical cytology and
the full range of contraceptive choices including emergency
contraception. In West Lancashire, 2 appointment only clinics will
run from Hants Lane in Ormskirk and from Skelmersdale NHS Walk-in
Centre. Dr Paula Briggs, Locum Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive
Health, said that:- "We're bringing responsive sexual health
care closer to where people live which will improve access to care,
which is at the core of health and well being. Wherever possible,
patients will receive assessment and treatment during the same
visit. We hope that the new service will make it easier to speak to
clinicians with a range of sexual health expertise. The change in
the way the service delivers care aims to make it easier for service
users to access the help they require in all aspects of sexual
health care. We value patient feedback and will respond accordingly
to the needs of the local population." The changes mean the
walk in service at Southport Hospital will become an appointment
only service for patients with more complex genitourinary problems.
REMINDS BUSINESSES TO BE LICENSED AHEAD OF A SUMMER OF SPORT
WHETHER it's football,
tennis, athletics, or cycling, sports fans in Southport are all set
to enjoy a summer of sport playing out live on their TVs, laptops,
tablets and smartphones. So TV Licensing is asking businesses and
business owners to make sure they are correctly licensed ahead of a
massive summer of televised sport and providing a helpful Workplace
Viewing Guide to clarify how staff or customers can watch live TV at
work and be correctly licensed.
The World Cup in Brazil kicks off the bumper sporting summer as
hosts Brazil play Croatia in the opening fixture on 12 June 2014, at 9pm
(GMT). But it will be the early group stage kick offs at 5pm (GMT)
which may see Southport workers downing tools early to sit in front
of the canteen TV or opening a live streaming service on their desk
PC to catch the match.
Less than 2 weeks later all eyes will once again be on Wimbledon as
Andy Murray looks to defend the title he won last year when he broke
the 77 year wait for a men's winner from these shores.
of live television coverage from the iconic courts at the All
England Club begins on 23 June 2014.
The day before Wimbledon concludes, live TV coverage of the world's
greatest cycle race begins as the Tour de France gets under way.
From 5 July for 3 gruelling weeks, reigning champion Chris Froome
will be out to defend his title against team mate and former winner
Sir Bradley Wiggins.
From the 23 July 2014 to 3 August
Commonwealth Games will be taking place in Glasgow with many 2012
London Olympic medallists vying to add to their awards.
expect over 300 hours of live networked programming and over 1,300
hours of live action via up to 17 digital streams.
Matt Thompson, spokesperson for TV Licensing, said:- "With so
much sport on free-to-air television this summer, employers in
Southport may be tempted to bring TV's in to the workplace so their
staff can catch all the live sporting action as it happens. It's
important businesses know the law around live TV being shown in the
workplace. A TV Licence is required if anyone; staff or customers;
watches or records TV programmes at the same time as they are shown
on TV, whether on a TV, tablet, computer or any other type of
I would recommend business owners and managers visit:-
tvlicensing.co.uk and download the
Workplace Viewing Guide for display in a prominent part of the
workplace, so it's clear when a licence is needed."
Your licence for your home address covers you to watch live TV on
any equipment away from your address, as long as it is powered by
batteries. If you plug it in to the mains, you need to be covered by
a licence at the place you are using it.
* Unless you are in a vehicle or vessel, like a train, car or boat.