Manchester based WWII battle group plan massive splash at seaside Forties Festival

A World War Two battle re-enactment group that rehearses its manoeuvres in Manchester  is set to make a massive splash at a seaside 1940s festival on April 21-22. The supercharged display will be put on by North West Military Collectors group (NWMIL), whose pyrotechnic experts strive to make the action as authentic as possible.  As […]

Award-winning former Salford student’s new Stand-up @ The Seaside comedy club

Award-winning comic Dave Rothnie has got them rolling in the aisles after setting up a regular comedy night at a venue dedicated to Monty Python star Terry Jones. Dave, who picked up the North West Comedian of the Year award while still a student in Salford, has performed alongside Peter Kay and  Caroline Aherne. A financial […]

Chorus of approval for conductor Rob after millions of Playstation 4 hits

One of the UK’s most talented conductors has taken on a new choir – just weeks after working on the new Sony Playstation 4 advertisement watched by millions of fans. The University of Manchester has announced the appointment of Robert Guy from Gorton as conductor of its Chorus and as a tutor of choral conducting […]

Cheshire-backed rally wins top tourism award

A car rally that pulled in thousands of motor sports fans to Chester city centre and a stately home has picked up a top tourism award – in Wales. The Dayinsure Wales Rally GB picked up the  Magnificent Crowd Puller over 7.5K award at the  inaugural Go North Wales Tourism Awards,  held to to honour the work and […]

Film buff turns has home cinema with 100 inch screen built in his garden

Film buff Paul Williams loves movies so much that he’s had a home cinema built in his back garden – complete with a massive 100-inch screen. By day it doubles as an office for the self-professed flicks fan from Frodsham –  but at night Paul transforms it into a “man-cave” to watch classic movies with […]

Opera singing stylist all set for hair-raising salon performance

An opera singing hair stylist who once sang with Aled Jones will be swapping her scissors for a microphone as she serenades clients at a salon’s grand reopening. Mezzo Soprano Faith Reade, who works for the Francesco Group hair salon in Chester, will be hitting the high notes when she performs a range of opera […]

Crafty back to school fun for St Helens families

Children with designs on getting back to school in style decorated pencil cases and drawstring bags during a special event at a St Helens shopping centre. Dozens of youngsters got involved in the family arts workshops at Church Square Shopping Centre. The craft session was the last one in a six-week series of fun events […]

Fairytale fun for St Helens families

Youngsters got crafty at a St Helens shopping centre, making their own fairytale characters at a family arts workshop. The sessions are part of a summer of fun at the town’s  Church Square Shopping Centre, with events every Tuesday until the end of August The first Shopper Whopper Kids Club arts and crafts session was […]

Summer of free fun for families lined up at Church Square Shopping Centre

A summer of free fun is on offer for families at Church Square Shopping Centre in St Helens. The centre is inviting youngsters to come along to the popular Shopper Whopper Kid’s Club, held every Tuesday from July 26 to August 30. Starting at 11am and running until 3pm in St Mary’s Arcade, the free […]

Stunning portrait of John Lennon painted at Go North Wales tourism conference in Liverpool

A stunning portrait of John Lennon was painted in just five-minutes at a showcase of North Wales’s outdoor tourism expertise, in Liverpool. Speed painter Dave Sharp from Colwyn Bay paid homage to his idol at the Go North Wales conference, held as part of Liverpool’s International Festival for Business. Delegates heard how North Wales is […]