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Air Ambulance responds to a road traffic collision on Promenade Road
Photographs by VAMPHire.com
ON 2 May 2017,
the Air Ambulance responded to a serious incident on the Promenade Road, on the
entrance to Southport Pier.
Merseyside Police have told us that:-
"Our Officers were called to a road traffic collision, at around 1:30pm, on 2
may 2017. A number of vehicles and Officers assisted at the incident which
required the Promenade Road to be closed to traffic for a short time to allow
the Air Ambulance to land and take off. We are told that the collision involved
a Mercedes Sprinter Van, with 2 casualties, an elderly female along with an
elderly male. Both we are told are in hospital in a stable condition."
NWAS said:- "NWAS attended a road traffic collision on the Pier Forecourt,
Promenade, Southport, next to Silcock's Funland, with a number of units, a Rapid
Response unit, an Ambulance and the North West Air Ambulance. A male in his 90's
had sustained injuries to his head and hip and a female, in her 80's, to her
head and back. Both of the casualties were taken by vehicle to hospital and not
by Air Ambulance as reported in some of the press."
Merseyside Police have also commented that:- "If a
road is closed to traffic, even if you cannot see why, do not try to drive down
it. You will face prosecution in court that can lead to fine, penalty points on
your licence and might lead to a disqualification from driving. They also want
to remind drivers that under
'Section 35 of the Road Traffic
Act 1988' it is an offence for the driver of a vehicle not to stop when
required to do so by a Police Officer engaged in regulating traffic. This
reminder follows on after a motorist declined to obey the temporary restriction
in place at this incident."
Shawn Mendes 1st ever Arena
World Tour stopped off in Manchester Photographs by Mark
Review by Jo
Multi Platinum singer / songwriter
headlining Arena World Tour stopped off at the Manchester Arena, on Friday, 28
April 2017, along with special guest
The Manchester Arena was packed with 15,000 people for the young Canadian
singing sensation, Shawn Mendes, who, at only 18 years old is selling sold out
arenas everywhere. Shawn rose to fame 3 years ago singing 6 second cover
snippets on Vine and the rest is history. The crowd was 90% young teenage fans
with mums and Dad’s in tow, all having a great time.
Having released his second album, Illuminate sees Shawn embarking on a world
tour and he kicked of the night with Holding Me Back and the crowd went wild and
that was pretty much the scene to the entire show, with 15,000 young, adoring
fans maniacally screaming to every song, even the ballads.
Once the 1st part of his 90 minute set had finished, Shawn moved to a piano on
the much smaller, circular B stage to start part two with Life of the Party
while a giant inflatable globe hung above him, not dissimilar to the one Drake
used on his tour. The crowd surged to the stage, something I do not think
security was prepared for, and for the next several songs the crowd further back
got the chance to get a little more up close and personal before he moved back
the the main stage. Phone torches lit the arena for almost the entire night and
the crowd danced and sang to every song. Shawn finished the night with one of
his massive hits Treat You Better, before leaving the young crowd desperately
It was a truly impressive show for Canada’s biggest export after Justin Bieber
and hard to imagine what he could have done to have made it any better, the
young adoring fans were thrilled by every move.
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