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British Musical Fireworks Championship 2021
THIS years British Musical
Fireworks Championship saw thousands packing into Victoria Park for 3 nights of
breath taking, unique pyro-spectacular, held over 24 September to 26 September
2021. For most the event went well, with professional team used a series of
electrical circuits and electronic igniters, linked to a state of the art wired
capacitive discharge unit, in order to detonate the explosive material and
produce this amazing panorama of light and sound. In fact the event used in
excess of 10 tonnes of fireworks and 2 tones of explosive material, with around
5 kilometres of wire to connect the electrical....
presents "Play with Fire" with Bring The Fire Project
THIS is an
extraordinary adrenaline packed fire manipulation workshop offering
you the chance to learn basic fire sword and fans trick and set it
on fire! You will learn the basics of fire sword and fire fans
manipulation. 1st without fire, but then progressing to setting the...
releasing 4th LP this Christmas!
Tony Higginson, Beyond
THE Liverpool based folk / country band Only Child are
a they are run by singer Alan O'Hare and feature either a solo violinist, like
on this occasion, a string quartet and a full live band too. Their 4th LP is due
out for Christmas...
St Helens Theatre
Royal promises exciting shows for all the family for October 2021
LAST month saw the Corporate
Street venue revert back to full house audiences after a challenging 18 months,
and theatregoers are steadily returning to enjoy live shows...
officially launches LCR Connect - delivering ultrafast digital infrastructure to
the Liverpool City Region
THE Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram has officially launched LCR Connect, a 212km
full fibre, ultrafast, gigabit capable network spanning the Liverpool City
Region. LCR Connect will...
Black History Month 2021
ARTS and community organisations across Liverpool will be coming together
throughout October to mark this year's Black History Month. Driven by the
Creative Organisations of Liverpool (COoL) and supported by Culture Liverpool,
commits extra ₤1m to Liverpool City Region film industry after success of hit TV
dramas Time and Help
LIVERPOOL'S status as the:- "Hollywood of the North"
has taken a step closer as its new film and high end TV drama
studios open for business on Monday, 4 October 2021. The Depot are 2
Sun Shines On
Mersey Tunnel 10K Back After More Than 2 Years
Pictures by Paul Francis
THE BTR Mersey Tunnel 10K returned on Sunday, 26
September 2021, after a break of almost 2½ years due to the Pandemic. The event
is the only time throughout the year when people can make their way through the
Kingsway Tunnel on foot; making it 1 of...
shine brightly for St. Joseph's Hospice
8 supporters of St. Joseph's Hospice in
Thornton performed live at its Strictly St. Joseph's event on
Saturday night (25 September) which has raised over ₤11,000. The
event, which took place at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool, was the
Hospice's 1st mass participation event...
Free Music Festival was held at Murphy's Distillery and Bar,
KEITH Daniel Roberts is 1 of
Liverpool's many unsung heroes, he is involved in many social community projects
and is an accomplished singer/songwriter and musician in Incipio a trio of high
regard in the North West. On Saturday, 25 September 2021, Murphy's Bar, is at
the far end of the Dock Road, Liverpool, next to 10 Streets Social and is run by 3 brothers
who 1st distilled their own magnificent gin, then decided to open a venue to
St Helens Theatre
Royal's brand new Christmas panto has been officially launched with a full cast
LEADING panto producers Regal Entertainments recently
revealed its festive show is Goldilocks And The 3 Bears with Hollyoaks actor
Commissioner's statement following Sarah Everard case
Commissioner Emily Spurrell said:- "The details which have
emerged over the last 2 days about the murder of Sarah Everard are
utterly heart breaking and devastating. My heart goes out to Sarah's
family, friends and everyone who knew and loved her. The details of
how she spent her final hours are gut..."
Bill Esterson MP
says food and fuel crisis shows Government has "failed"
SEFTON Central MP,
Bill Esterson, has slammed the Government's response to the food and
fuel crisis, saying the Conservatives had:- "failed to act."
Mr Esterson said Labour's Leader Keir Starmer was showing the way
forward. Mr Esterson said emergency...
MP hails progress of dementia care facility in Maghull
BILL Esterson MP visited Parkhaven Trust in Maghull to
discuss plans for a new Nursing home for people with dementia.
Parkhaven want to modernise their facilities and have all Trust
owned buildings on the same site. Developing...
chosen to pick Treemendous gift for City
A Council worker whose last pre-Covid Christmas was shattered by the
tragic death of her husband; has been given some festive cheer. Mum of 2 Jacki
Williams to receive Freedom of Liverpool
THE Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool
is to receive the City's highest civic honour, at a special ceremony, on
Thursday, 30 September 2021. The Right Reverend Tom Williams, who has served in
the City for almost ½ a century, is set to receive Freedom of...
Clementine live at THVC
Photos and report by Tony
MY Darling Clementine from Birmingham are celebrating
10 years of fantastic live performances and touring the world, they've supported
many stellar names in Country and Americana and are soon to release a CD of
boost helps Mary's Meals to transform young lives in Africa
THE generous players of People's Postcode Lottery have raised ₤425,000 for
Mary's Meals, boosting the charity's work to transform the lives of hungry
children in Africa. The latest funding awarded to the charity will ensure 10,961...
Government to progress TFN plans for enhanced Northern infrastructure
THE voice for the 11 Northern Local Enterprise
Partnerships, NP11, has given its backing to Transport for the North's proposal
for Government investment in the Integrated Rail Plan (IRP), particularly in
relation to Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR). Ahead of party conferences and the
Government Spending Review, the business led voice for the North has rallied the
Government to rapidly progress the IRP to match...
unveils ₤480,000 grants fund for community and voluntary organisations using
returns on successful investments. Metro
LIVERPOOL City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram has
unveiled a near ½ a million pound grant fund to help community projects and
groups across the Liverpool City Region; using some of the profits from
successful investments the Combined Authority has made. The pot; which builds on
the success of LCR Cares, which raised and distributed over ₤2.5 million...
available for immersive attraction which takes St George's Hall visitors back to
TICKETS are now available for a brand new immersive
visitor experience at St George's Hall in Liverpool, which opens its doors next
month. The History Whisperer is the focal point of the new St George's Hall
Experience and opens to visitors on Friday, 8 October 2021, using the latest
technology to plunge audiences into a world where the past meets the present and
history comes alive. It brings...
leisure expected to contribute an additional ₤465m to the North West economy
this year following sharp rebound
NEW research by Barclays Corporate Banking reveals
that the hospitality and leisure industry is thriving again and could contribute
₤465m more to the North West's economy this year than in 2019. In a new thought
leadership report, Leisure Rediscovered, Barclays' data shows that the vast
majority of hospitality and leisure businesses (91%) in the Region are confident
₤6 million into
Liverpool City Region Growth Fund to unblock pipeline of projects and boost
growth and jobs
METRO Mayor Steve Rotheram pumps ₤6 million into Liverpool City
Region Growth Fund to unblock pipeline of projects and boost growth
and jobs. A growth fund that helped businesses grow during the
Pandemic is to receive a ₤6million cash injection to deal with
increased demand following lockdown. The ₤20m Flexible Growth Fund
was launched in January 2020 to help kick start investment...
join 'Reading Reblels' book club to inspire activism in children
THE Crown star Olivia Colman,
Television Presenter and former
Paralympic basketball player Ade Adepitan and radio presenter Vick
Hope join Amnesty's Reading Rebels to educate children on social
justice issues. Amnesty International UK's book club of monthly
stories and activities encourage children to dream big and help
shape a fairer world. 83% of British children aged 8 to 15 said they
know little or nothing about their own rights. The Crown star...
5 days of
strikes at University of Liverpool
STAFF at the University of
Liverpool are set to walk out for 5 consecutive days from Monday, 4 October
2021, unless management halts plans to sack 2 staff. The week long strike will
cause severe disruption to the 1st full week of teaching at the University. The
full strike dates started on:- Monday, 4 October, with the last day being:-
Friday, 8 October 2021. This action is the latest in a long running dispute over
job cuts in the faculty of health and life sciences. In a ballot earlier this
year, 84% of University and...
Festival is set to return this November!
A flurry of frozen fun is coming
to Liverpool's Waterfront this November, with the return of Liverpool Ice
Festival and its biggest sheltered ice rink todate. Between 19 November to 3
January 2022 Liverpool Ice Festival, set within the magical Liverpool
Waterfront, will transport the Region into a frozen winter wonderland. Located
at Pier Head, the festival will include:- a spectacular covered ice rink, to
ensure the elements don't hamper any Christmas spirits, as well as a fully
Have your say
on potential changes to firearms licensing
Commissioner is supporting a national survey inviting the public to
have their say on potential changes to the licensing of firearms and
shotguns in England and Wales. Emily Spurrell is encouraging
Merseyside residents to take part in a consultation launched on
Thursday, 30 September 2021, by the Association of Police and Crime
Commissioners (APCC). The short online survey asks for your views on
issues including the amount...
Did you fill
up? ¼ of British drivers admit to panic buying fuel in recent crisis!
24% of UK drivers have admitted
to joining the queues to fill up their tanks in the continuing fuel
"crisis", according to brand new statistics. The research, published
today by used car finance company ChooseMyCar.Com, showed that millions of
drivers fell victim to the hysteria and headed to the petrol pumps.
Interestingly, men were more likely to take action, with 26 per cent taking
action, compared to just 22% of...
to current supply chain issues in the pig sector
THE CLA is calling on
the Government to step in and support the agricultural sector due to
the current labour supply chain shortages, especially the pig sector
which is experiencing a serious processing backlog. CLA Deputy
President, Mark Tufnell said:- "The current labour shortage is
having an unprecedented impact on supply chains. In the pig sector
in particular, the labour supply issues at pork processing plants
are of serious concern. This backlog causes animal..."