North East Lincolnshire Council’s first-ever Skip It events have been hailed a hit, with almost 5,000 visitors unloading 194 tonnes of household waste. The three-month pilot project gave people the chance to dispose of unwanted household items, while learning more about how we can all do our bit to create a cleaner, greener North East Lincolnshire. People came in their numbers, even those without transport, with some carrying a sofa down the street or pushing a fridge and furniture along in a wheelbarrow. Any waste taken to the Skip It days was sorted at the site, meaning a lot of it could be recycled, with only a small amount going to landfill. A total of 1,536 recycling boxes were also given to people who visited the events. More than 78 tonnes of waste taken to Skip It over the three weeks between August and September was recycled, with a further 95 tonnes going to the Energy from Waste Plant (EfW). Less than 20 tonnes of waste was sent to landfill disposal. Councillor Matthew … [Read more...] about Council’s Skip It scheme collects equivalent of 32 African elephants!
Box office collection of happy new year
NEW YORK — Never mind the critics. "Bohemian Rhapsody," starring Rami Malek as late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, shrugged off production troubles and mediocre reviews to debut with $50 million in weekend ticket sales in U.S. and Canada, and another $72.5 million internationally, according to studio estimates Sunday. That was well beyond expectations, which had pegged the film closer to $35-40 million in its opening weekend. "Rhapsody" currently holds only a 60 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. But audiences rushed to theaters to see the widely praised performance by Malek, the "Mr. Robot" star, and to hear Queen's foot-stomping anthems like "We are the Champions," ″Another One Bites the Dust" and the operatic title song. The movie, which Bryan Singer directed before being replaced by Dexter Fletcher, at times has an almost concert-like feel, including a lengthy re-creation of the band's 1985 Live Aid performance. Singer admitted that he and Malek initially … [Read more...] about “Bohemian Rhapsody” tops box office in spite of mixed reviews
HALLOWEN has arrived and whether you're out tonight or this weekend, there is serious pressure to create a terrifying and memorable costume for parties. Here's some inspiration for fancy dress options and top trends this year... What are the top fancy dress trends for Halloween 2018? Director of company Angels Fancy Dress, Emma Angel, said to the Sun Online: “Brits tend to approach fancy dress with a sense of humour. "But they’re also not afraid to embrace the traditional horror of Halloween so, year-on-year, we are seeing costumes become increasingly diverse and innovative. "Popular culture is usually the biggest influence upon Halloween trends each year, with customers taking lead from global events, viral news stories, and mainstream films and TV series.” Here is Angels Fancy Dress' top predictions for trends this year... Stranger Things Stranger Things inspired many Halloween costumes last year (with Eleven proving to be a particularly popular character) and … [Read more...] about Halloween fancy dress, makeup and costume ideas 2018- from Pennywise the IT clown to Stranger Things’ Eleven, this year’s best themes unveiled
Golden Girls, Scarborough Spa, Friday January 25 at 7.30pm Three of the UK’s national treasures – musical theatre star Maria Friedman, soprano Lesley Garrett and actor Bonnie Langford – have joined forces for the first time to record am album and hit the road for a UK Headline Tour entitled Golden Girls. The Golden Girls tour will take the three women to music venues around the country including Scarborough Spa’s Grand Hall on Friday January 25.Golden Girls will be released on Decca Records next month and will feature a repertoire hand-picked by the three women, capturing their timeless vocals and infectious personalities. A complete soundtrack to their lives, each track is a celebration of their journey as women – the nostalgia, the joy, the highs, the lows, and the excitement for what is still to come.With more than 130 years of collective experience, more than 50 stage shows between them and more than 32 albums, these ladies are legends of the stage … [Read more...] about Three of UK’s national treasures at Scarborough in New Year
1940 25th June Bombs were dropped over the Midlands. The censor at the time would not allow newspapers to print the name of places where events took place, but now we know where the bombs were dropped on our area. One fell in a field near the home of Mr R. J. Palmer, a well-known rugby football player, of Wykin Fields Farm. A second bomb dropped within a dozen yards of the house. It made a crater in the rose garden, uprooting trees and blew a fence flat at the end of the tennis court. Miraculously no damage was done to the house and the occupants escaped injury. Just 300 yards away bombs dropped in the garden of a hosiery manufacturer, Mr R. Bedford. Other bombs fell some distance away in Wykin and Stoke Golding, falling in fields. May With the retreat to Dunkirk and evacuation from the Port, The Hinckley Times began to report the names of Hinckley and District servicemen who had been killed or reported missing. This was to continue for the next five years, from other areas of fighting … [Read more...] about Past Times: 125 years of The Hinckley Times: 1940s