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Watch the Eurovision Final in Style at Liverpool Philharmonic!

EUROVISION is coming to Liverpool and that deserves a proper celebration. The living room just won't do for this 1, so Liverpool Philharmonic invites you to the ultimate Eurovision Final Party.

On Saturday, 13 May 2023, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall will screen the Final live. Hear this year's finest cheesy pop and cutting commentary through our fabulous sound system and enjoy the delights and drama with fellow Eurovision fans.

We're providing everything you need to get into the Eurovision spirit. Each ticket includes a flag and 2 glasses of fizz waiting for you at your seat.

Our bars will be open throughout the evening, even serving a special Ukrainian-themed Buck's Fizz. Eurovision fancy dress costumes are strongly encouraged, with a prize for best dressed!

Want to keep the festivities going after the contest is over? Liverpool Philharmonic's Music Room will host our exclusive Eurovision After Party with Liverpool DJ royalty Chris Carney. Chris, a part of renowned DJ collective Mixnots, has played Glastonbury 5 years in a row, held residencies at the biggest bars all over the City and he is a big fan of Eurovision! A free drink is included with every ticket to the after party.

Tickets from £25 - On sale now at Liverpool Philharmonic

This event will complement Douze Points!:- Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Eurovision Hits in Concert on Friday, 12 May 2023. The Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe and joined by incredible vocalists, takes a trip around the continent, performing Eurovision favourites such as:- 'Waterloo,' 'Boom Bang a Bang,' 'Rise Like A Phoenix,' 'Stefania' and many more. The concert will be hosted by broadcaster Owain Wyn Evans.

More information here: Douze Points!

Regulator reports large increase in delays on North West roads

THE Office of Rail and Road's 2021 to 2022 Benchmarking National Highways report, published recently, outlines the Regional differences in performance across National Highways' motorways and major A roads in England. The latest edition reviews the second year of Road Period 2 (RP2) which spans from:- 2020 to 2021 to 2024 to 2025.

As Covid19 lockdown restrictions eased, traffic levels on England's Strategic Road Network (SRN) increased which affected the level of delays experienced by road users. The North West had the largest increase in average delay, rising from:- 6.0 seconds to 8.8 seconds per vehicle mile. The South West experienced the smallest rise, with an increase from:- 6.2 seconds to 7.2 seconds. The national average traffic delay in:- 2019 to 2020 was 9 seconds per vehicle mile.

The North West also had the highest level of delays due to roadworks in:- 2021 to 2022, with the figure more than doubling from:- 1.1 minutes per hour travelled to:- 2.4 minutes per hour travelled. The South East (1.3 to 1.1) and South West (0.9 to 0.7) Regions both experienced small decreases in roadworks related delays.

However, the North West improved on the procentage of overnight road closures that are accurately notified. It scored:- 66.7%, up from:- 58.3% on 2022, which was the 4th best of the Regions.

Most of National Highways' Regions continued to perform at or above the national-level target of 95% for the condition of road surfaces (known as:- 'pavement condition'). The North West Region recorded a score of 96.4%; the joint second highest score for:- 2021 to 2022.

Overall, the North West performed above the national level target in most performance areas in:- 2021 to 2022. The Region recorded a user satisfaction score of:- 70.1%; the 3rd highest of the National Highways 6 Regions.

Feras Alshaker, Director of Highways at ORR, said:- "In 2021 to 2022, National Highways' Regions were dealt the challenge of maintaining performance in the face of rising traffic levels following the Covid19 Pandemic. As traffic levels recovered, delays also increased. Nevertheless, we have seen examples of where the Regions have improved performance. Our report is an important resource that we expect National Highways to use to explore and understand Regional variations in performance and, where practicable, to act on lessons learned to improve performance across the strategic road network. This will, ultimately, lead to better outcomes for road users, the communities it serves, as well as for the environment and the taxpayer."

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