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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....


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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...


Only Child releasing 4th LP this Christmas!
Tony Higginson, Beyond Books.

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...


Metro Mayor officially launches LCR Connect - delivering ultrafast digital infrastructure to the Liverpool City Region

L-R: Daren Baythorpe - CEO of ITS Technology Group, Thierry Bodard, CEO of NGE Concessions and Cllr Laura Robertson-Collins - Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Deputy Portfolio Holder for Digital Connectivity and Inclusion.

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...


Liverpool marks Black History Month 2021

Image from:- "Uprisings 1981 - A Commemoration" to be held at the Museum of Liverpool.

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, the annual...


Metro Mayor commits extra ₤1m to Liverpool City Region film industry after success of hit TV dramas Time and Help

The Depot - Lynn Saunders (LFO), Mayors Rotheram and Anderson and Kevin Bell (LFO) inside 1 of Liverpool's 2 new film studios.

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 purpose built...


Sun Shines On Mersey Tunnel 10K Back After More Than 2 Years
Pictures by Paul Francis Coopers

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...


Strictly stars 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...


A Free Music Festival was held at Murphy's Distillery and Bar, Liverpool
Tony Higginson, Beyond Books.

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 sell it...


St Helens Theatre Royal's brand new Christmas panto has been officially launched with a full cast announcement

LEADING panto producers Regal Entertainments recently revealed its festive show is Goldilocks And The 3 Bears with Hollyoaks actor David...


Police Commissioner's statement following Sarah Everard case

MERSEYSIDE'S Police 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...


Bill Esterson MP hails progress of dementia care facility in Maghull

Bill Esterson MP with Parkhaven Trust chief executive Kim Crowe at the Liverpool Road South site.

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...


Council worker 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 Howarth, whose...


Bishop Tom 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...


My Darling Clementine live at THVC
Photos and report by Tony Higginson:- Beyond Books.

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 songs by...


₤425,000 funding 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...


NP11 urges 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...


Metro Mayor 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...


Tickets now available for immersive attraction which takes St George's Hall visitors back to the 1850's

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...


Hospitality and 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 about...


₤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...


Celebrities 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...


Liverpool Ice 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 stocked...


Have your say on potential changes to firearms licensing

MERSEYSIDE'S Police 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...


CLA responds 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..."



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