Where will you be when 2018 slips into 2019? It will soon be time to ring out the old, ring in the new and there is some help on the way. Here are nine venues in Cardiff and Swansea where you will be guaranteed some New Year's Eve fun. Party Cardiff-style: 1. Superbowl Looking for a venue where all the family can celebrate? Superbowl UK Cardiff has got the perfect party to mark the New Year in style, with unlimited bowling, a glass of bubbly at midnight, a competition and instant giveways. There is also a chilled drink on arrival and a delicious meal, with full payment required at the time of booking. It is £22.99 per adult and £14.99 per child. Get to: Superbowl UK Cardiff, Stadium Plaza, Wood Street, Cardiff CF10 1LA. Why not: Call 029 22331333 or visit superbowluk.co.uk/cardiff. 2. Park Plaza Ring in the New Year with an unforgettable night at a dinner dance in the Plaza Suite. You will kick off with a sparkling wine drinks reception, followed by a three course meal and … [Read more...] about Here are the places to party in Cardiff and Swansea this New Year’s Eve
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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!
It’s time to face facts: the clock is ticking and we are yet to hear of an agreed Cabinet position on our future relationship with the EU, let alone one that has been signed off by Brussels. Even if they were minded to smooth our departure from the European Union - and they’re not - getting a deal that satisfies the 27 various vested interests will almost certainly take longer than the remain time afforded to us since invoking Article 50. The prospect that a deal will be agreed in October is looking increasingly unlikely - already, Westminster insiders are talking about December or even February as the end point. Remember, we're leaving in March. This will not be news to some businesses, and it is something that can be factored in - but one of the consequences of the delay in progress is that time will almost certainly have to be bought from somewhere. Yesterday, a cross-party group of MPs joined other prominent voices in calling for an extension to Article 50 and the … [Read more...] about It’s time to start considering an extension to the Brexit transition period
Theresa May may have to extend the Brexit process by pushing back the official exit day, and lengthening the transition period, a new report has warned. The UK parliament may not have enough time to sign off the final Brexit deal, a group of cross-party MPs has warned, as the Prime Minister heads to Brussels with zero expectation of making any progress on talks. The Brexit committee, which is chaired by Labour's Hilary Benn and includes pro-Leave MPs such as Jacob Rees-Mogg and Peter Bone as well as Remainers such as Jonathan Djanogly and Stephen Kinnock, claims that "even under the most optimistic scenario" of full agreement being reached in October, MPs would be hard pressed to properly consider the subsequent bill. There will be just five months to consider the Withdrawal and Implementation Bill, which is expected to include the terms of a future relationship between the UK and EU. It has taken just over a year for the arguably more straightforward EU Withdrawal Bill to pass … [Read more...] about Extend Article 50 process as Parliament may not have enough time to sign off final Brexit deal, MPs warn
A committee of MPs has warned that parliament may not have enough time to approve the UK’s exit from the European Union by March 2019 as Theresa May heads to Brussels for the latest round of the slow-moving divorce talks. The cross-party Brexit committee said that “even under the most optimistic outcome” of a divorce deal being agreed in October there was not necessarily enough time for ratification by the article 50 deadline, particularly if MPs seek to amend the final deal. Hilary Benn, the committee chairman, is due to make a statement to the Commons later this morning outlining the concerns. Speaking as the report was published, Benn warned that “time is not on our side”, citing the fact that future customs arrangements and other crucial elements had not yet been signed off by cabinet or agreed with the EU. He added: “While the cabinet continues to run down the clock as it tries to agree on a plan, it would be unconscionable if the House of … [Read more...] about Parliament may not have time to approve Brexit deal, MPs warn