Locals wil be gearing up for a fantastic weekend with the fifth Glen’s Party at the Palace being staged this weekend in Linlithgow. But one local man who won’t be able to relax and enjoy the show is co-founder John Richardson.For while his wife Ellen and children Alice (11) and Ben (5) enjoy the event, and his business partner Peter Ferguson parties with his good friend Gok Wan, John will be busy – making sure the festival runs smoothly.Having lived in the town for the last 11 years, and knowing that some 40 per cent of the audience is local, John admits to being a “nervous wreck”.He explained: “It’s a lot of added pressure, knowing that half the town goes along.“Peter and I are like chalk and cheese – he loves every minute of it, entertaining and smiling his way through everything and I’m a nervous wreck the whole weekend!“You’ll find me beside the health and safety team and police; it’s full on as I want to … [Read more...] about It’s almost time to Party at the Palace in Linlithgow!
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0 Post a comment Sunday, 17 June 2018 - Community News CHURT Village Fete was celebrating all things ‘Birthday’ as this year’s theme last Saturday. As well as being the Queen’s official birthday on June 9, it was also the 150th anniversary of the consecration of St John’s Church, the 90th anniversary for the village hall and 70 years of the Churt Horticultural and Produce Society.The fete was opened by Gillian Morris, headteacher of St John’s C of E Infant School, before the chairman received a ‘telegram’ from Her Majesty. The Queen apologised that her corgies would not be entering the Dog Show, but nevertheless wished the committee a successful fete. Accompanying Farnham Brass Band, everyone joined in to sing Happy Birthday to the Queen.Around 1,750 visitors joined in the party - a record number - resulting in a successful afternoon for the stalls.The coconut shy stall ran out of coconuts, the queue for the bottle tombola was as … [Read more...] about It was time to party at Churt Village Fete
Political debate show Question Time will visit Kettering next month. It’s the first time the BBC One programme, hosted by David Dimbleby, will come to the town.The show will be presented from the Kettering Conference Centre in Thurston Drive from 10.45pm on Thursday, May 10.The panel members have not yet been announced.David Dimbleby said: “I am very much looking forward to bringing Question Time to Kettering for the first time. “What really matters is that we have a lively audience who want to speak their mind. “It’s a chance for people in Kettering to get their voice heard not just by politicians, but right across the UK.”There are approximately 100 people in the audience, selected to ensure political balance.People from Kettering and the surrounding area can apply to be part of the audience here or by calling 0330 123 9988.Question Time hears from a range of voices and always has representation from the government of the day and the official … [Read more...] about Question Time to visit Kettering
Opinion PUBLISHED: 07:38 23 April 2018 Let’s spare the Millennial Snowflakes, says Sharon Griffiths. So who's chicken?: Millennials don't like handling raw chicken meat, apparently. Well, let's not forget that a couple of generations earlier it was very different... © Oleg Saenko Oh let’s give the Snowflakes a break… It’s time to call a truce in the inter-generational war. The Millennials blamed Babyboomers for having houses and pensions and living too long. Babyboomers fought back by mocking millennials for being too preoccupied with phones, parties and takeaway coffees. Only last week yet another survey revealed that the under-35s can’t change plugs or know how many feet in yard. Well, why should they? It’s years since I’ve had to change a plug and years too since we’ve gone metric. I’m not too good on rod, poles and perches either. So what? Anyway, they can look it all up on their phones in a second. Also last week … [Read more...] about Why it’s time to stop being sarcastic about Millennials
0 Comments Filipino Flash invites Belfast to party - help give Nonito Donaire 'proper goodbye' BelfastTelegraph.co.uk As well as a few Carl Frampton inflicted bruises, Northern Ireland appears to have left a lasting impression on 'Flipino Flash' Nonito Donaire. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/boxing/filipino-flash-invites-belfast-to-party-help-give-nonito-donaire-proper-goodbye-36831185.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article36831201.ece/2275b/AUTOCROP/h342/donaire_invite.jpg Email As well as a few Carl Frampton inflicted bruises, Northern Ireland appears to have left a lasting impression on 'Flipino Flash' Nonito Donaire. The boxer took to Twitter on Sunday morning saying how much of an "amazing" trip he had to Northern Ireland - despite losing to Carl Frampton in the SSE Arena bill topping fight on Saturday night. And to give everyone a "proper goodbye" he has invited all to the Crown Bar on Sunday evening. "I'd love to meet you all," he tweeted. … [Read more...] about Filipino Flash invites Belfast to party