The schools have broken up for six whole weeks which means summer's officially here for 2019. But with so much spare time, how can you keep the whole family entertained? Luckily there are some brilliant events happening in Wales from Saturday, July 20 (the first day of the holiday) until Sunday, September 1 (the final day). Whether you're a food fan, love live music, enjoy checking out the big cultural events or are hoping for a bit of (stage) drama, we've got it covered. Here, in date order, are the 50 things you really must not miss... 1. Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival The Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival is already well-underway. Following the conclusion of Hi-De-Hi!, the Everyman Theatre Group is performing Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing until Saturday, July 20. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar will also be brought to Sophia Gardens from Thursday, July 25 to Saturday, August 3. The AndGo Theatre will also cater to younger children by bringing … [Read more...] about 50 big events in Wales that must go in your summer 2019 diary
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We will be bringing you updates as a major Liverpool road has been closed both ways after a crash. The accident has happened at Stopgate Lane near the Blue Star Chip Shop in Walton. Walton Hall Avenue traffic is also reportedly affected. Travel monitors INRIX say it is affecting traffic between the A580 East Lancs Road and Everton Cemetery. One witness said there were "lots of police and ambulances" while another motorists described the scene as "chaos". We have asked Merseyside Police for official word. We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story. For the latest news and breaking news visit http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/. Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @LivECHONews - the official Liverpool ECHO Twitter account - real news in real time. Key Events POLICE CONFIRM BOY HIT BY CAR 10:16 Breaking - boy among two pedestrians taken to … [Read more...] about Boy seriously injured after being hit by car
It's a corner shop like no other, with street food stalls, a craft beer bar, a coffee counter and a florist in amongst the grocery shelves. Stretford Foodhall opened its doors quietly last week and throws its official opening party tonight, with a DJ, live music, drinks tastings and a pottery and floristry showcase giving a flavour of the calendar of events to come. It's been launched by the owner of Ancoats General Store, Mital Morar, who also previously owned Superstore in the Northern Quarter. Taking up the first spots in the three street food stations, where traders will rotate on a regular basis, are Blue Caribou Canteen, whose Canadian poutine has gone down a storm at Manchester's Arndale Food Market; Slurp, Crackle and Pop, serving Asian fusion dishes; and pop-up pizzeria Basilico. The shelves are stocked with locally-made food and drink too, from Manchester Union Lager and Moss Cider to Ancoats Coffee Co and Robinson's Bakery, alongside everyday groceries sourced from the … [Read more...] about Is this Manchester’s coolest corner shop?
BRIE LARSEN’S Marvel Cinematic Universe debut is the hottest movie release of the week. By Michael Moran/Published 10th July 2019 Captain Marvel has flown into the Official Film Chart top spot on digital downloads only.The story of Air Force maverick Carol Danvers’s transformation into the mightiest Avenger was a huge box office hit and now leads its closest competition by nearly 3:1 in its first week of release on digital.As a result, Fighting With My Family loses the championship belt and drops to Number 2. With Toy Story 4 in currently cinemas, it’s no surprise that fans want to revisit the earlier adventures of Woody, Buzz and Co.The original Toy Story climbs one place to Number 3 with Toy Story 3 at Number 6 and Toy Story 2 at Number 8. MARVELL-LOUS: Brie Larsen's turn as superhero Carol Danvers is an easy No.1 (Pic: Marvel) Former chart-topper How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World drops to Number 4; Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse jumps four … [Read more...] about Captain Marvel smashes it in this week’s Official Film Chart
One of Hull’s biggest fish firms reeled in strong sales in 2018 as profits also rose at the company. F Smales & Son, a family business founded back in 1937, is one of the UK’s biggest suppliers of fish and chip shops across the country. The business also offers its customers a large range of frozen fish and seafood, and receives some of its cod and haddock portions from UK Fisheries’ Kirkella trawler . Turnover at Smales passed the £93m in 2018 – up from £92.4m the previous year. Operating profit also soared from £261,828 to £454,288, marking a successful year for the fish supplier. Lee Smales, managing director at the firm, wrote in accounts filed recently: “The business has developed an excellent reputation throughout the UK, thanks to its sourcing of quality fish and seafood, coupled with its experienced and dedicated team of employees. “The board believes the company’s strategy together with its experienced … [Read more...] about Hull family fishing firm lands big profits in boost for industry