A five-day family festival is bringing a Yo! Sushi Ninja School, science shows, slime workshops, a kids' spa, dance classes and more to the Trafford Centre. The event is coming to Selfridges tomorrow and will end the summer holidays with a whole host of entertainment with lots of free events for kids to enjoy. The Pic & Mix Festival kicks off on Wednesday, August 28 and will come to a close on Sunday, September 1 with a special The Land of Roar book reading by author Jenny McLachlan. The little ones will also have the chance to meet Tik Tok star Hannah Snow for a Friday afternoon treat. There's a load of different activities on offer; some come with a charge, and others you simply have to sign up to so that you're guaranteed a place. From cupcake decorating, a pendant workshop and even baby yoga, here's all the events on offer for the Pic & Mix festival at Selfridges Trafford: Face painting August 30, 31 and September 1: 12-6pm Temporary Tattoo Parlour August 28 and 29: 12-6pm … [Read more...] about Free family festival is coming to Selfridges Trafford this week
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It's been another busy week at the city's Crown court, where we reported on a number of cases brought before Hull's senior judges. Those in the dock included a gang of Albanians sent to work at cannabis farms in Hull, a rent row turning violent, a brave 11-year-old girl reporting her violent father to police, a "despicable" burglar, and a convicted rapist admitting another offence. Here are the latest people to appear and plead guilty to their crimes in Hull Crown Court. Smuggled 'foot soldiers' worked in Hull cannabis farms Three "desperate" Albanians were put to work on cannabis farms in Hull to pay off their debts for being smuggled into the UK. Halit Mazrreku, 24, Elson Zani, 23, and Kristjan Kola, 22, were caught running "connected" cannabis farms at houses in Lee Street and Mersey Street, in east Hull, and Devon Grove in west Hull, when police raided the properties on November 26 last year. All three had entered the country on the backs of lorries and had been unable to pay their … [Read more...] about Eight people who were in Hull’s courts this week
1 Read comments Thursday, 18 July 2019 - Community News This week’s Manx Independent leads with problems on Douglas Promenades as cracks are showing in the new concrete surface. Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer got a grilling in Tynwald this week on the matter.Also inside:There’s more bad news for the Department of Infrastructure as it loses its appeal against possible legal action over a proposed multi-million pound redevelopment in the capital.An accountant already convicted of stealing £650,000 has admitted forging documents in an attempt to hide more thefts.As Tynwald agrees to pay for the new Liverpool ferry terminal, we reveal a breakdown of where the extra money has been spent.Politicians approve in principle a plan to operate the airport as an arm’s-length company.A Peel man has been sentenced to eight months in jail for having indecent photos of children on his phone and computer.The scientist who has been appointed to lead the island’s … [Read more...] about In this week’s Manx Independent: Cracks are showing on the prom
More than 12,000 people - including 3,000 students and their families - are set to descend on Derby Arena over the next three days, adding to the traffic congestion in the area of Pride Park caused by the A52 roadworks. The University of Derby has told its students to "plan and allow plenty of time for your journey" as they prepare to arrive at the venue by car, bus, taxi and train. It has also suggested car-sharing to "avoid congestion in the area". In previous years, Pride Park has been congested before and after the university's six graduation ceremonies and problems will be exacerbated this year by the ongoing A52 roadworks programme. This has led to the closure of westbound slip road from the A52 leading to the Wyvern and Pride Park and means vehicles travelling to and from Wyvern/Pride Park will need to follow the signed diversion routes. There is limited parking at the venue but alternative car parking is available in Derby city centre. The local bus services Park and … [Read more...] about Why traffic around A52 roadworks is set to get worse this week
Comparisons are already being drawn between this week's European hot spell and the 2003 heatwave that claimed more than 19,000 lives in France — mostly elderly people. Alex Morgan at #TheCube asks Dr Dann Mitchell of Bristol University, who studies climate change and extreme weather, if those comparisons are valid and whether the lessons have been learned of that deadly summer. And what does science tell us about whether our weather is really getting worse? … [Read more...] about The science of heatwaves: How will this week compare to 2003?