A 'FREE Tommy Robinson' rally due to be held in Newcastle today was scrapped over fears police will be overstretched by an Ed Sheeran concert. The Northeast Frontline Patriots group organised the march to protest the EDL founder's 13-month sentence after he pleaded guilty to contempt of court. They agreed to cancel the event, planned on the same day superstar Sheeran was performing at The Blaydon Race, on police advice, the Chronicle reported. A police spokesperson told the Newcastle-based newspaper: "The organisers of two protests planned for Newcastle on Saturday have, following consultation with police, decided not to go ahead with the events. "While Northumbria Police will always facilitate peaceful protests, and would of course have policed these events if they went ahead, we are pleased organisers have listened to our concerns. "These concerns centred around an already-anticipated higher number of visitors than normal in the city centre due to existing long-standing events. … [Read more...] about ‘Free Tommy Robinson’ march scrapped today over policing fears as officers overstretched at Ed Sheeran concert
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Bishop Donal McKeown has said that the forthcoming World Meeting of Families in Ireland must be much more than a “holy Ed Sheeran concert or Rolling Stones gig.” The Catholic Bishop of Derry was speaking at a special World Meeting of Families (WMOF) Mass at St. Mary’s High School in Limavady.Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to gather in Dublin for the World Meeting of Families in August, with Pope Francis taking part in religious services and events in both Croke Park and Phoenix Park.Speaking in Limavady, Bishop McKeown said that the WMOF was a huge international event. He said: “It will certainly take a lot of work to welcome the world to Dublin for almost a week in August. “But it will actually have been little more than a holy Ed Sheeran concert or Rolling Stones gig, if all it leaves behind is some photographs, a few good memories and an empty Phoenix Park.” Jesus, he said, did not come as a popular entertainer who could tell great … [Read more...] about WMOF must be ‘more than a Holy Ed Sheeran concert’
With more than 40,000 expected to attend Boucher Playing fields to see tonight's Ed Sheeran concert - we all want to know whether concert goers will be soaked. Met Office meteorologist Sophie Yeomans advises us that "it is not all good news after the drier weather"."On Wednesday we have a weather front arriving and it will be quite cloudy from the off - and then we will see outbreaks of rain through the morning and through the early parts of the afternoon."Later on we could start to see some brighter skies coming through, so it could brighten up and generally become a bit drier - but there will still be the odd shower in the late afternoon and evening time."She added: "There will be an improving picture once the heavy rain has gone through on Wednesday. The temperature will be around 11 degrees."Ms Yeomans added that throughout the rest of this week "it will be quite changeable"."Thursday will have see cloud around and showers on and off," she said. "But it is a drier picture in … [Read more...] about Weather: Is it going to rain at Ed Sheeran concert in Belfast?
The revelation came as promoter Peter Aiken confirmed that Ed Sheeran will make Irish music history by playing nine sell-out concerts to 405,000 fans over the next three weeks - a concert series estimated to be worth a staggering €200 million in terms of its total economic spin-off to Cork, Dublin, Galway and Belfast. Even Mother Nature has smiled on the ginger-haired singer with a forecast of bright sunshine and warm temperatures for his trio of Cork concerts. Mr Aiken admitted it was an astonishing achievement for a young singer who he first saw playing to a small crowd in Vicar Street in Dublin in November 2011. "He came up with the idea himself that he would like to tour Ireland," Mr Aiken said. The English-born singer has strong affection for Wexford, where his grandparents live, and especially for Galway. He will perform the first concert of his Irish tour - and the first-ever concert at the €70m revamped Pairc Uí Chaoímh in Cork - on Friday evening. … [Read more...] about Cork is buzzing for Ed Sheeran concerts
The star will open his run of nine sell-out Irish concerts in Cork on Friday with the gigs worth an economic spin-off of around €50 million to Cork, Dublin, Galway and Belfast. He will perform the first concert of his Irish tour - and the first-ever concert at the €70m revamped Pairc Uí Chaoímh in Cork - on Friday evening. Cork Business Association (CBA) have hailed the three concerts - on May 4,5 and 6 - as an economic God-send for Ireland's second city. An estimated 150,000 fans will flock to Cork for the opening gigs of the star's Irish and UK tour Thousands of Ed Sheeran fans are expected to flock to Ireland from all over Europe and North America. Virtually all hotels and guesthouses in the city centre are booked out - and restaurants confirmed reservations have been running at record levels. Pubs and nightclubs around Cork have contracted extra staff given the predicted influx of music fans. "It is exactly what the city needs," CBA official Lawrence … [Read more...] about Cork businesses buzzing for Ed Sheeran concerts with booming bookings, extra staff