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Issue:- 26 December 2014

Don't let the cold weather cost you points and a fine this winter!

AS the countdown to the New Year continues and it gets harder to get up in the morning, a North West Solicitors is warning people that driving off without fully clearing your windows could cost you your licence. Forster Dean Solicitors which has 27 offices across the region is offering the advice as part of its campaign to raise awareness around motoring offences this Christmas. Staff have been into schools to talk about road safety, signed up to Brake's 30mph pledge and are supporting the anti drink driving campaign this festive season.

Head of Motoring Law at Forster Dean Solicitors Alison Ashworth said:- "Many people are just unaware that they are committing an offence, whether it's driving too soon the next morning after a Christmas party, leaving their car unattended while the windows clear, or driving off when they know they should take more time to clear snow off their windows. We really need to address that. Our aim is to raise awareness over these common issues particularly at Christmas and New Year, a time when people eat, drink and are merry and then running late! If the state of your windscreen means that you are unable to clearly see the road ahead then it could result in three points and a fine. This is particularly worrying for those in totting up territory; if you already have 9 points or more on your licence then this offence could tip you over the edge and you could face a 6 month ban. If the predicted snow and bad weather does hit, take the time to clear snow and ice from all windows, mirrors, number plates, and ensure that there is no accumulation of snow on top of your car. Remember, you might get there late, but at least you'll get there safe."

If in any doubt, Forster Dean Solicitors has also set up a free advice line:- 0333 323 1830, which people can call any time to discuss their motoring issues and obtain specialist representation when needed.

National Grid engineers where on standby to keep homes warm this Christmas

IT'S billed as one of the "the World's Oldest Stories", and the "world's greatest rock musicals", that could only be said of one show 'Jesus Christ Superstar' and it is due to return in 2015. This time Bill Kenwright by special arrangement with the Really Useful Group will present what will be guaranteed to become one of, or the hit show of 2015... With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics by Tim Rice.... Directed by Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright, with amazing designs by Paul Farnsworth, choreographed by Carole Todd, and stunning lighting thanks to Nick Richings, plus sound by Dan Samson, this will be one explosive new production to watch!

Leading performer Glenn Carter is set to return as Jesus, a role he has played in the West End, on Broadway and on film. His extensive musical theatre credits include leading roles in Whistle Down the Wind, Les Misérables, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Godspell and Merrily We Roll Along.

Welsh Baritone Rhydian Roberts first shot to fame in 2007 as the runner up on hit television show The X Factor. Since then he has established himself as a double platinum recording artist, completing 2 sell out tours and more recently starring in national tours of The Rocky Horror Show, Grease and We Will Rock You. His latest album One Day Like This reached number 1 in the Classical Charts this year. Rhydian joins the company of Jesus Christ Superstar as Pontius Pilot

Australian star Tim Rogers made his UK stage debut 15 years ago and hasn't looked back since. Most recently he starred in Carousel at the Arcola Theatre London. Tim's musical theatre credits include The Man in Whistle Down the Wind (UK Tour and West End), West Side Story, Jersey Boys, The Full Monty, Aspects of Love and the title role in Jekyll & Hyde at the Union Theatre.

X Factor finalist Rachel Adedeji will join the cast as Mary Magdalene direct from the UK and European tour of Thriller Live. The cast also includes David Burilin and Cavin Cornwall. Further casting to be announced.

Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright team up again to direct the show, having been at the helm of other iconic musicals including Blood Brothers, which they have directed for almost 30 years, and Evita, on tour and more recently for a limited run at the London Dominion.

Jesus Christ Superstar exploded onto the musical scene in 1971. Stunning audiences, it changed the face of musical theatre forever. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera tells the story of the last seven days in the life of Jesus through the eyes of Judas Iscariot.   This is still as compelling today as it was at its inception over 40 years ago, Jesus Christ Superstar features some of musical theatre's most legendary songs from:- 'I Don't Know How to Love Him', 'Everything's Alright' and 'Gethsemane' and the infamous:- 'Superstar.'

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