Response from Chief Constable Andy Cooke
to Tweet about Special Constables helping a Marathon runner over the finish line
THE Chief Constable of Merseyside Andy Cooke have gone on record
saying:- "I would like to take this opportunity to thank my Officers,
Police Specials and Civil Nuclear Constabulary, who have ensured that the public
of Merseyside have felt safe and confident enough to attend the many events
hosted on Merseyside in the last week and during the bank holiday weekend. I was
out on patrol on Friday night talking to Officers providing reassurance in the
City Centre for the Take That concert and they have been overwhelmed by the
public response and gratitude for the work they do. Armed Officers, who had also
provided a Policing presence at the Saints v Wigan game on Friday night, were
telling me that members of the public were coming up and shaking their hands,
whilst thanking them for doing their bit to keep the public safe. Many of those
Officers have worked for the Police for years and this was the 1st time they had
personally experienced such a heartfelt response from the public and it really
made an impression with them. The atmosphere in Liverpool throughout the weekend
was palpable and the Tweet of the 2 Specials (Special Constable Andrew McIlroy
and Special Constable James Liversidge) providing assistance to a weary runner
who was struggling to make it to the finish line of the Rock N Roll marathon
epitomises the spirit shown by the public and Officers alike over the last week.
We cannot, and will not, let the terrorists disrupt our daily lives and we
should continue to do what we would do normally. The strength, courage and
humanity of some of those who found themselves caught up in the tragic events at
the Manchester Arena last week has shone through. We must never lose sight of
the fact that there are vastly more good people in this world than bad and the
response of the people of Manchester and the North West following this tragedy
speaks volumes. I am very proud of the work undertaken by my Officers and staff
to protect the public and put their communities 1st and we will continue to do
everything we can to keep our communities safe."
A night with the stars, as Jo Longthorne
takes to the stage
TRUE song stylist Joe Longthorne brings his sensational band and a special
guest artist to Southport Theatre, on Wednesday, 7 June 2017, from 7.30pm. Fans
in Southport can look forward to a rollercoaster of songs and impressions
including:- Tom Jones, Barry Manilow, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and, of
course Shirley Bassey; as Dame Shirley once said:- "He does me better than
I do myself!"
Joe, 1 of this UK's finest and much loved and cherished entertainers, has a
showbiz career which now spans over 40 years. His incredible talent for mimicry
saw him become one of the biggest stars of ITV's Junior Showtime, back in 1969,
a ground breaking series, being the 1st children's TV variety show, with child
performers. Joe stole the show most weeks with his brilliant performances and
stayed until the age of 16, when he left with a wealth of experience and
performing under his belt.
In 1981, his big break came with the LWT series:- 'Search For A Star.'
Just pipped at the post in the final, he had the real prize already in his
pocket and major success followed with appearances on all the key TV variety
shows of the day, together with appearances at the London Palladium and a season
at the:- 'West End's Talk of the Town.' He quickly became a
household name, and the Variety Club honoured Joe with their award for
'Most Promising Artiste' in 1983.
A regular slot on the Les Dennis Laughter Show followed, along with a series of
platinum and gold certified albums, and an appearance at the 1989 Royal Variety
Performance consolidated his success. However ill health has dogged him since
that time, with well documented battles against lymphoma and leukaemia finally
resulting in a bone marrow transplant in 2005. Joe quickly resumed the title
of:- 'the hardest working man in showbiz' with extensive tours in
the UK and abroad, and regular summer seasons in Blackpool.
Joe was awarded the Variety Club of Great Britain:- 'Lifetime Achievement
Award' in 2007, and an MBE for his extensive charity work in 2012. A
diagnosis of mouth cancer in 2014 took him out of action for 6 months, but he
bounced back again and is looking forward to entertaining his fans in Southport.
Joe Longthorne performs at Southport Theatre, on Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 7.30pm
and tickets are available now. For more information or to book tickets call:-
0844 871 3021 or visit:-
ATGTickets.Com/Southport (transaction fee
Lord Mayor of Manchester Lends
Visiting Choir Festival
THE UK Choir Festival is thrilled to announce that the Lord Mayor of
Manchester, Eddy Newman, will be opening the festival, on 8 July 2017. The
UK Choir Festival is thrilled to announce that Lord Mayor Eddy Newman will
be opening the event on 8 July 2017. The festival is coming to Manchester
for the 1st time, following the huge success of last year's event, in St
Albans. This years event will be held
at Manchester High School for Girls, on Grangethorpe Road, Manchester (M14 6HS)
over 8 July to 9 July 2017. Places for entries are slightly limited and tickets
must be purchased for the entire choir, with a minimum of 4. Prices start at ₤29
for the Silver package and ₤39 for the Platinum package, per day.
The festival was founded in 2016 and aims to:- "support, train, and bring
choirs together, allowing them to learn, develop and thrive in a truly unique
way." The festival is produced by highly experienced and passionate
musical director, Russell Scott, who started his musical career over 35 years
ago. The UK Choir Festival is designed for choirs of all abilities, age and
style, ranging from local community choirs to school or university choirs,
barbershop and a cappella choirs.
Founder, Russell Scott says:-
"We are so pleased to have Eddy Newman formally opening the event in
Manchester. As our 1st time coming to the city, it is so positive to see the
local community getting behind the festival and offering their support to this
fun, engaging and truly unique event."
The UK Choir Festival involves both practical and method teaching, mass choral
singing, demonstrations and final performances. The festival is completely
unique in the way that it is non-competitive, yet offers the chance to learn new
techniques, develop performance and hear top tips to allow the choirs to be the
very best they can.
For further information on The UK Choir Festival, please visit:-