The illuminated lanterns event due to take place at Chester Zoo tonight has been cancelled. The festive attraction will not go ahead due to the huge fire that ripped through the indoor Monsoon Forest habitat this afternoon. Staff at the zoo are still working to check for all animals potentially caught up in the blaze. Critically endangered Sumatran orangutans and other mammals are all accounted for, but staff are checking for other species. Firefighters are still at the scene assessing the damage and supporting zoo staff. The animal lanterns event, due to take place on Saturday evening, has been cancelled. All ticketholders will be notified by email, say zoo bosses. A statement from Chester Zoo said: "We can confirm that the fire services are attending to a fire inside our Monsoon Forest habitat. "Visitors were evacuated immediately and our response team worked alongside the emergency services to help bring the situation under control. "Our expert teams are now assessing the situation. … [Read more...] about Is the lantern event going ahead after the Chester Zoo fire?
Residents in Bretch Hill are invited to celebrate their community and look ahead to an ‘exciting’ 2019 at an event on Thursday (December 20). The Sunshine Centre has organised a day full of festive cheer called Winter Wishes to give people the chance to say what they would like to see happen in their neighbourhood.Centre manager Jill Edge said last year’s event was such an unexpected to success that they felt compelled to do it again – but even bigger.“We know about all of the negative stuff about this area and the deprivation figures but let’s put that to one side and enjoy ourselves,” she said.“We’ve got lots to look forward to like the extension of The Sunshine Centre and The Hill Community Centre being rebuilt so we should be proud of Bretch Hill.“We know about the crime and drugs issues but there’s a lot to celebrate, which is what we want to do.”Last year’s event was The Sunshine Centre’s take on … [Read more...] about Make your 2019 wishes for Bretch Hill at fun community event
This year we asked a number of Startups and participants to share their opinion on what were the most useful, well organised events in harmony with the main event and what were the least attractive ones. As for the best event, the majority of respondents had different candidates, but Slush Global Impact Accelerator 2018 got the the most votes. GIA is a partnership program between Slush and other stakeholders such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland with the purpose of supporting impact startups and strengthening links between actors in the emerging markets and the Nordic countries. “It was a great event and the startups which were presented were really inspiring”, Says Maria. “The winners of the GIA prize had truly done an amazing job solving problems of the poor people in Africa and elsewhere while making money at the same time. The event was also praised for it’s timing, being held between the end of the Slush main event and the Afterparty. … [Read more...] about #KnightsofSlush voted as the worst side event of Slush 2018
0 Have your say Fracking has been halted in Lancashire following a series of seven small earthquakes in less than two hours. The earthquakes all took place close to the Preston New Road site, where oil and gas exploration company Cuadrilla commenced fracking in October.Work has paused and the site will be monitored by Cuadrilla for at least 18 hours in line with rules set out by the Oil and Gas Authority.A Cuadrilla spokesman said: "A series of micro seismic events in Blackpool have been recorded on the British Geological Survey website today. The largest recorded was 0.9ML at about 2pm. This occurred while we were hydraulically fracturing at the Preston New Road exploration site."Detected by Cuadrilla's sophisticated monitoring system, and verified by BGS, it will be classed as a 'red' event under the traffic light system operated by the Oil and Gas Authority."Cuadrilla has paused and will continue to monitor micro seismicity for at least 18 hours after the … [Read more...] about Fracking stopped by ‘red event’ off Preston New Road after seven earthquakes in two hours
A ‘national sporting event’ and ‘three date music festival’ next summer will be supported by a £35,000 subvention from Derry City & Strabane District Council under a programme that’s previously supported major concerts and festivals in the district. The decision to allocate the funding was approved by members of DC&SDC’s Business & Culture Committee and expected to be rubber-stamped by the Council at its December meeting as the ‘Journal’ went to Press last night.Head of Culture at DC&SDC, Aeidin McCarter, informed councillors that the Council received two requests for funding under the National Events Subvention Fund.One of these was from the organiser of a four-day ‘national sporting event’ running from June 27, 2019, who requested £30,000. The other request was from the organiser of a music event that will run over three days next July. They requested £20,000.Ms. McCarter said both of the … [Read more...] about Two major sport and music events in 2019