A community festival billed as 'North Somerset's answer to Glastonbury' has been cancelled - following issues with finding a venue. Backwell Festival, organised by a team of volunteers, has been running for the last nine years on the first weekend of July using the playing fields of Backwell Junior School. The family friendly event was initially started as a small PTA fundraising event but over the years has grown into a long weekend of dance, music and entertainment. The event, billed as North Somerset’s answer to Glastonbury, attracted crowds of several thousand over the two days with many camping overnight. As well as two music stages, the festival also offered political debates, cooking demonstrations and a literature tent as well as children's activities. Over the years the event has attracted many famous names from across the globe including Huey Morgan of the Fun Loving Criminals. Other acts - many of which are local to the area - have included Moody Will and The Roll, … [Read more...] about Festival billed as ‘North Somerset’s Glastonbury’ cancelled
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A Lancashire MP has written to train operator Northern after service cancellations at the weekend calling on the firm to “get a grip”. Sunday services have been repeatedly hit by short notice changes, including, last weekend, the cancellation of all trains between Blackpool North and Manchester Victoria via Preston. Paul Maynard has repeatedly raised concerns over Sunday operations with Northern and despite being given reassurances by the firm, remains frustrated by a lack of progress.He said: “It is vital Blackpool has a reliable seven-day rail service, particularly has we approach the peak tourist season.“Connections to areas like Bolton, Chorley and Salford are important and it is frustrating to passengers and businesses that Sunday cancellations continue. Northern needs to get a grip on these problems and improve reliability.“It is concerning Northern was unable to provide a reason for this weekend’s cancellations and I have asked the company … [Read more...] about MP’s anger over Northern train cancellations
LOVE Island fans have called for this year's series to be cancelled following the deaths of Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon. Mike's suicide this weekend marks the second death in nine months after Sophie Gradon’s suspected suicide last June. Mike, 26, was found hanged in woodland in Edmonton, North London, on Saturday. The former semi-pro footballer found fame on the 2017 series of the ITV2 dating show and was set to launch a restaurant His death comes nine months after the suspected suicide of Sophie, 32, who was on the show’s 2016 series. She was found dead at home in Ponteland, near Newcastle. And fans convinced the show needs to be shut down to save lives have taken to Twitter to call for 2019's series to be cancelled. Sophie’s mum Anastacia paid tribute to Mike on Saturday, wishing his family “love in your darkest hours". Fellow Love Island Zara Holland added: “More must be done to help contestants. Yes, they have a psychiatrist behind the scenes … [Read more...] about Love Island fans demand show to be cancelled this year out of respect for Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon after shock suicides
Jayme Deerwester USA TODAY Published 6:09 PM EDT Mar 14, 2019 "One Day At a Time" fans may have seen Rita Moreno's last early-morning breakfast dance. "We’ve made the very difficult decision not to renew 'One Day At a Time' for a fourth season," Netflix announced Thursday. "The choice did not come easily – we spent several weeks trying to find a way to make another season work but in the end, simply not enough people watched to justify another season." In a subsequent tweet, the streaming network added, "And to anyone who felt seen or represented – possibly for the first time – by ODAAT, please don’t take this as an indication your story is not important. The outpouring of love for this show is a firm reminder to us that we must continue finding ways to tell these stories." After the news broke, executive producer Gloria Calderon Kellett tweeted, "But we go on. We sit in the gratitude of getting to do the thing. And we keep going so that … [Read more...] about ‘One Day at a Time’ canceled by Netflix; can it find a new home?