Christmas is fast approaching, and so comes the responsibility and pressure of organising a festive season to remember! Well, don’t despair as we’ve got a list of 14 fantastic festive events and places around Newcastle and the wider region to visit this winter. It's time to get planning! 1. Horton Grange Country House Hotel Horton Grange is the perfect place to celebrate the festive season in style! The hotel’s Christmas party nights - on December 6, 7, 13, 14 and 20 - are a fantastic way to celebrate, whether with family, friends, or work colleagues, and are priced at just £29.50 pp for three delicious courses and a fabulous disco! Where to go: Berwick Hill Road, Ponteland, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE13 6BU Get in touch: Visit www.hortongrange.co.uk or call 01661 860 686 2. The Little Haven Hotel Have a lovely Christmas break at Little Haven, with a three night stay from Christmas Eve, a fabulous dinner each day, Christmas Day breakfast and Boxing Day brunch - all … [Read more...] about Get into the Christmas spirit with these fantastic events
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Over the years, many a song has been written about our great city. From the sweet melodies of The Swilly Song, to the huge Argyle anthem Setting Sail, Plymouth has produced some absolute belters. Be it the TUNE that is Southway Drive to the lyrical masterpiece The Janthem, we've been spoilt for choice when it comes to numbers about the 'muff. So here it is, our list of our favourite songs about Plymouth - "where everyone's known as a Janner". (If there's one you think we've missed, do let us know and we can add it to the list!) *Disclaimer - some of the lyrics to these songs contain rude terms and swear words The Janner Song In 2015, Green Taverners worked with Plymouth Argyle to release a Christmas song to raise money for the Chestnut appeal, a charity for prostate cancer. It was sung by Rick O'Shay and Dave Banana (The Sensational Barnet Brothers) and the music video features locals, celebrities and many fans around the world holding up Janner signs. Even I appear in it in my … [Read more...] about The best songs ever written about Plymouth
It's understandable. Since arriving in Ireland almost a decade ago, aged 20 and knowing no one, Stewart has worked hard to get where she is now. Typically, she's modest about the stripes she has so clearly earned. In person, Tara, who speaks in gentle tones with a gorgeous lilting Australian accent, has the manner of someone who is thoughtful and conscientious; carefully considering each question, modestly demurring when it comes to her own professional credentials. Tara, whose father is from Belfast, and mother is Malaysian Indian, grew up in Alice Springs. Her father is a lawyer, who originally ran his own law firm, before opening a combined Irish bar/Indian restaurant. Her mother, a psychologist, then worked as a chef in the restaurant. The family lived in an apartment behind the business. An only child, Tara describes herself as a painfully shy youngster. "Deep down, I'm a very shy person. So much so that when I was a kid, my parents sent me to acting school because I was quite … [Read more...] about ‘I played the first song and I just started crying’
MADONNA will perform two songs at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv. By Ailbhe MacMahon/Published 17th May 2019 Fans were up in arms over whether the Material Girl singer would make an appearance at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.Madonna has been lined up to perform during the show’s interval for some time, but she had yet to sign a contract until just a few days ago. But, in a statement released by Eurovision on Thursday night, it was confirmed that she would officially grace the stage.The 60-year-old will perform two songs for the Euro-crowds - her iconic 1989 song, Like a Virgin, and her brand new single Future. Related Articles Madonna 'BARRED' from Eurovision venue over contract dispute Taylor Swift’s bizarre shower habit sparks gross debate Ulrika Jonsson reveals she only had sex with husband ONCE over 8 years Featuring US rapper Quavo, the new track hit airwaves for the first time on May 17.The single is taken from her … [Read more...] about Eurovision CONFIRMS Madonna will perform at 2019 song contest
PUBLISHED: 20:01 16 May 2019 | UPDATED: 20:01 16 May 2019 Judy Rimmer Cliff Richard competing in 1973 - he actually entered twice but didn't win. Picture: ARCHIVE Millions will watch the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday- but what's the secret of its appeal? Readers and staff have been choosing their favourite songs. Sweden's Loreen holds up a trophy after winning the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. Picture: AP Photo/Sergey PonomarevWhich Eurovision song won your heart? Making Your Mind Up can be hard ... but Abba's Waterloo is still an all-time favourite for many. Fran Nantongwe, a teacher at Reepham High School and College, said: "I remember watching 'Waterloo' on the Eurovision Song Contest when I was 10, and knowing it would win. It felt like a real moment. I still watch that clip on YouTube, from time to time. I also loved Making your Mind Up by Bucks Fizz- it was so upbeat. A fabulous Eurovision song."While Waterloo may be the most famous … [Read more...] about Cliff, Abba, Loreen? Which Eurovision song is your favourite?