Creamfields unveils its most
ambitious production concept ever
2016 will see Creamfields unveil it's
most ambitious production concept ever as they introduce the Steel Yard
superstructure. Taking 12 months of planning and constructed exclusively for
Creamfields the Steel Yard is the first and largest of its kind in Europe, with
a capacity of 20,000 and reaching 20m high, this living, breathing behemoth
redefines festival production as we know it.
Featuring newly developed automated technology that will transform the space
immersing festival goers into a feast for the senses and allowing you for the
first time to get up and close and personal and be part of the production. Last
year they set the standard on festival production and this year they've raised
the game once again, this is just the first of a series of all new production
announcements to be unveiled for this year's festival.
Creamfields, voted the UK's #1 dance festival is on course for its 8th
consecutive sellout, returning to Daresbury in Cheshire for 4 days across the
August Bank Holiday weekend, featuring 28 arenas and over 250 of the world's
best electronic acts including Calvin Harris, Tiestö, Avicii (last ever UK
Performance), Axwell and Ingrosso, Alesso, Jack Ü, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike,
Hardwell, Sasha, Above and Beyond, Martin Garrix, Fatboy Slim, Oliver Heldens,
MK, DJ EZ, Chase and Status, Annie Mac, Hannah Wants, Steve Aoki, Eric Prydz,
Knife Party, Mistajam, Armin van Buuren, Andy C, Roni Size, Jamie Jones, Tchami
and Pete Tong to name a few.
For full line up and ticket info go to:-
homson Airways return to Liverpool as 'Summer Season
Holiday Flights' get underway
THIS week saw passengers depart on
holidays to Majorca with Thomson and First Choice for the 1st time in 7 years
following the 1st departure of Thomson Airways' summer 2016 weekly flight to
Palma from Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
Local Thomson travel agents helped to put passengers in the holiday mood by
being on hand to welcome them to the start of their holiday at airport check in
handing out a variety of giveaways including free children's meal vouchers for
use in the Airport's Frankie and Benny's restaurant in the departure lounge. The
fun continued with a special airport celebratory cake and ribbon cutting
ceremony ahead of the 1st passenger boarding the aircraft.
It was just over a year ago that Thomson and First Choice announced that they
would be offering the region's holidaymakers the opportunity to travel on
holiday with them to Majorca for Summer 2016 from Liverpool for the 1st time
since 2008. Over the past 12 months, bookings from Liverpool have sold so well,
that the tour operator announced last month that it will be expanding its
Liverpool programme for summer 2017, by adding a further weekly departure to
Palma, in addition to new weekly services to Ibiza and Tenerife. Flights for
summer 2017 are on sale now.
Mark Povall, Director of Air Service Development for LJLA commented:-
"This marks the start of what we believe will be a long and successful
partnership with Thomson and First Choice and it is great to see a Thomson
Airways aircraft back operating from Liverpool once again. There is huge demand
for charter holidays from across the Liverpool City Region and we are delighted
to welcome local holidaymakers as they start their Thomson or First Choice
holiday with the added convenience of flying from their local airport."
New cycling route to serve popular business
A new cycling route is being created to
serve a popular business park near Skelmersdale. Highways England is building a
new cycle scheme over the M58, providing a safer travel option for commuters
from Skelmersdale to West Lancashire Investment Centre; a major business park
south of the motorway.
The scheme involves widening the footpath to accommodate pedestrians and
cyclists, improving pedestrian crossing facilities and installing new signs and
safety barriers on the bridge which carries the A5068 over the M58 at Junction
The project is one of 19 cycling schemes across the North West due to be
completed later this spring to make it easier for cyclists to use major A roads
and cross Motorway Junctions.
Project Manager Phil Tyrrell said:- "Cycling is growing in popularity both
for commuter and leisure riders, as people look for ways to improve their health
and reduce their impact on the environment. The improvements we're making on the
bridge will make it easier and safer for cyclists to cross over the M58,
travelling between Skelmersdale and a popular business park."
To support the work on the bridge, night closures will be required on the M58
between Junctions 3 and 4 to install and remove safety measures.
These are scheduled to take place between 9pm and 5am on:-
► Monday 9, Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 May
► Saturday 21, Sunday 22, and Monday 23 May
Highways England is carrying out over 200 cycling projects across the country
over the next 5 years after the government set up a £100 million dedicated fund
for cycling in its Road Investment Strategy.
More than 40 schemes have now begun and are set to be completed this spring.
Work will continue on the remaining projects between now and 2021.
The schemes will provide new cycling facilities which are safe, separate from
traffic and can be used by cyclists of all abilities.
The 1st phase of the cycling programme will see cycle lanes and crossings
created or improved at 7 Motorway Junctions in the North West, and improvements
will also be made on major A roads in the county.
The investment in cycling schemes supports the government's ambition to
encourage walking and cycling so that it becomes normal for short journeys or as
part of a longer journey.
Tramway and Light Railway
Society - Merseyside Branch AGM and Talk
ON Monday, 16 May 2015, in The
Smithtown Room, of The Greenbank Sports Academy, on Greenbank Lane, Liverpool
(L17 1AG), at 7.30pm, the Merseyside Branch if the Tramway and Light Railway
Society will be holding the groups Annual Gennral Meeting. This will be followed
by followed by a talk by Arthur Dawson who will talk about about modelling in
G-Scale. He will also show the progress he is making on his current model of a
Ghent PCC tramcar. A selection of scale models will be on display and it is
hoped to have some in operation. There will also be an opportunity to purchase
tramway publications at very reasonable prices, proceeds from which will go into
branch funds of the registered national charity (No. 272961). Refreshments will
be served during the interval. Entrance is just £2.00. per head. Non-members
always welcome, but please note that you will not be able to vote during the
Guests wowed at Gusto Lytham's
THE official launch of Gusto's new
Lytham restaurant was a massive hit as hundreds turned out to welcome the
premium brand to the beautiful Lancashire coastal Town, near the world famous
Town of Blackpool and the City of Preston.
Excited locals mixed with stars of stage,
screen and the world of sport as Gusto's management threw one of the parties of
Coronation Street's Jacqueline Leonard, comedy legend Bobby Ball,
West End star Ashley Luke Lloyd and Dancing On Ice champion Daniel Whiston
joined Lancashire Cricket Club captain Steven Croft, England Test spinner Simon
Kerrigan, Paralympian Shelly Woods and Lytham's British lightweight boxing
champion Scott Cardle for the glitzy bash inside the all new Gusto.
The event came exactly 2 weeks after Gusto threw open the doors of its 1st ever
Lancashire restaurant which the company has invested more than £1m to create the
sumptuous and stylish eaterie and bar.
Managing Director of Gusto, Sue Crimes, said:- "We've had a
wonderful 1st 2 weeks here in Lytham and the feedback from customers about our
food, service and the atmosphere and ambience of our wonderful new restaurant
has been out of this world. We've had many repeat visitors who are bringing
friends and family to see what Gusto is all about, many are even booking their
Christmas parties already. Our launch night was stunning and it was great to see
so many local people come and welcome us to their amazing Town."
Gusto has employed 60 local people as part of its Lytham team and they were all
on hand at the launch to keep guests' glasses topped up with the premium brand's
famed cocktails, while ultra-cool band Twisted Tubes provided the entertainment.
And the guests were left wowed by Lytham's new 170 cover restaurant and bar,
situated on Dicconson Terrace; a stone's throw from Lytham's famous Green.
Steven Croft said:- "Gusto is the perfect addition to
Lytham. It has a great atmosphere and food to match."
Daniel Whiston added:- "Gusto is perfect for Lytham. The
atmosphere is absolutely brilliant and with great food and hospitality too I
have no doubt it's going to be one of the hottest places in town to get a
Shelly Woods said:- "I had a lovely evening at Gusto's launch night. The
atmosphere was brilliant, the venue looks fantastic inside. I love what they had
done with the place and I'm really looking forward to going back."
Gusto, which opened its 1st site in Cheshire's Alderley Edge, in
2005, boasts a real sparkly vibe with its fashionable décor and a choice of more
than 50 stylish cocktails. The classic and contemporary menu uses fresh,
carefully selected, simple ingredients to offer a wide choice of premium British
and European dishes. A lunch and brunch option, comprehensive worldwide wine
list and a selection of unique specials with a family focused Children's Menu
served until 6pm.