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Liverpool still remembers Hillsborough 31 years on

ON the 15 April 2020, it was 31 years since the Hillsborough Disaster and even in the middle of the Covid-19 crisis, Liverpool still marked the Anniversary with a minute's silence. It was the UK's worst sporting disaster and it lead to 96 men, women and children being killed when a crush developed during the 1989 FA Cup Semi Final, within the Hillsborough Football Club's Stadium. The Anniversary was marked by a minute's silence marks at precisely 15:06 BST, the time the match was halted. Flags on Civic Buildings across the Liverpool City Region were also flown at half mast throughout the day, in memory of those who died. A final memorial service was due to be held at Anfield, but had to again be postponed, this time due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The final memorial service was meant to be held in 2019, on the 30th Anniversary, but it coincided with the trial of the former Police Match Commander, David Duckenfield. He was later cleared of the gross negligence manslaughter following a retrial in November 2019. We are told that a new date for the full service that was hoped to be held today, will be confirmed in the:- "near future."


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Johnny Vegas announces rescheduled tour and gives away 1000 tickets to NHS workers

KING of British comedy Johnny Vegas is to make a momentous return to the stand up circuit later this year with a live tour.  Johnny has rescheduled his original dates to later this year. It is hoped the event will be something for fans to look forward to once the UK is over the Coronavirus. To acknowledge the amazing job the NHS is currently doing, promoters M&B have worked with Johnny to offer 1000 FREE tickets for NHS workers in areas where he is performing. Vegas has long been a huge supporter of the NHS. He has also teamed up with a number of local charities to help get essentials to those to vulnerable residents and NHS staff during the Coronavirus outbreak. This is the 1st time Johnny has toured with a live stand up show in over 10 years.

From BBC Dickens adaptations to Benidorm and Ideal to the PG Tips ads, Johnny Vegas has become one of Britain's best-loved comic actors. But before he'd ever drank tea with a knitted monkey or made himself the exception that proves the rule in terms of the predictability of TV panel game regulars, Johnny Vegas was perhaps the most fearlessly confessional stand up comedian this country has ever produced. This show marks a return to his roots and is an incredible opportunity to witness one of the finest stand ups of all time.

Johnny's unique abilities as a live performer are the stuff of legend. With his trademark potter's wheel and Butlin's style singalongs, Johnny has created a sensation wherever he has played, winning the acclaimed Festival Critics' Award at the 1997 Edinburgh Festival, and being nominated for the Perrier Award.

Vegas quit stand up over 10 years ago stating at the time that he was disillusioned with touring as the more famous he became, the less of a challenge it was to win over audiences, He hinted he might return to the comedy circuit with a new show at some point, because he needed 'closure' on his stand up.

Since then Johnny has been a regular in front and behind the camera as an Actor, Writer, Director and Comedian known for his alter egos, surreal humour and unique voice. He has appeared in programmes like Benidorm, Bleak House and, Mr Stink. and played drug dealer Moz in the BBC black comedy Ideal. Johnny has also written and directed series 4 and 5 of Moving On. Other notable roles include Geoff Maltby in the ITV comedy series Benidorm and Eric Agnew in the BBC sitcom Still Open All Hours.

Unwitting star of Shooting Stars (BBC2), Dave's One Night Stand and Channel 4's The Angelos Epithemiou Show, cult favourite Angelos Epithemiou supports Johnny Vegas on tour. He's shambolic, weird, wonderful and nothing is off the table when Epithemiou is in the building.

Angelos Epithemiou is the creation of critically acclaimed performer, Dan Renton Skinner, who has starred in blockbuster films such as:- The Spy Who Dumped Me, High Rise, and Swallows and Amazons for BBC Films and such TV serial classics as:- The Tracey Ullman Show, Friday Night Dinner, and The Wrong Mans.

He got his break in 2009, when he became a permanent team member on the revival of Shooting Stars, replacing Johnny Vegas on Ulrika Jonsson's Team B, before becoming the scorer.

Tickets are on sale now via:- EasyTicketing.Co.UK.

NHS workers can apply for a free ticket by emailing proof of NHS employment to:- Info@EasyTicketing.Co.UK.

Dates for the tour are:-

8 October 2020 - Plymouth Guild Hall.

9 October 2020 - Swindon Meca.

10 October 2020 - Coventry Rialto Plaza.

11 October 2020 - Sunderland The Point.

22 October 2020 - Norwich Epic Studios.

23 October 2020 - Kettering Wicksteed park.

25 October 2020 - Cheltenham Town Hall.

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