The United Kingdom is officially hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 . After winners Ukraine were forced to pull out, the honour of hosting the annual event was passed on to the UK and the BBC , following Sam Ryder ’s iconic performance. The Space Man singer soared to second place in the 2022 competition, behind Ukraine’s folk-rap group Kalush Orchestra, who won with their impactful song Stefania. Now, seven UK cities have been shortlisted to put on the annual spectacle – with the BBC to make a further announcement in due course. So, who could be hosting? Here’s all you need to know Which UK city could host the Eurovision Song Contest 2023? There are now seven UK cities in the running to be host of the song contest in 2023. They are: Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield. Notable omissions are Belfast, Cardiff and London – as well as Nottingham, which ruled itself out of consideration , and Darlington, … [Read more...] about Which UK city could host the Eurovision Song Contest 2023?
Lucky stargazers across the UK caught a glimpse of the spectacular supermoon on Wednesday night that lit up the night sky. The full moon in July is also known as the Buck Moon because male deer shed and regrow their antlers around this time of year. A supermoon is the result of a full moon occurring when it is near its closest point to the Earth in its orbit, and clear skies meant plenty of people saw the impressive spectacle. The Buck Moon will be the biggest and brightest supermoon of the year as it represents the moon arriving at its closest point to the Earth for 2022. This can happen because the moon orbits the Earth on an elliptical path, rather than a circular one. The Supermoon as it rises through low clouds from Lauder Moor in the Scottish Borders ( Image: Alamy Live News.) Stunning photographs have captured the Buck Moon at various locations across the UK and other parts of the world. The moon's name came from a Native American system which uses … [Read more...] about Incredible Buck Moon display lights up the night sky all across UK and beyond
Stargazers across the UK are set for a treat with clear skies set to give spectacular views of the supermoon which appears larger than normal at this of the year. The full moon in July is also known as the Buck Moon because male deer shed and regrow their antlers around this time of year. The name came from a Native American system which uses the different months’ full moons as a calendar to keep track of the seasons, said Anna Ross, a planetarium astronomer at Royal Museums Greenwich, in south-east London. She said that the best time to see the supermoon is on Wednesday night. “The best time to view this supermoon will be any time during the night of the 13th July, when the moon will rise in the east just after sunset, and set in the west a little before sunrise, " she said. A dramatic image of the Moon caught in Byres Hill, in East Lothian on Tuesday night ( Image: Alamy Live News.) “There is no particular location you need to be to observe this event as … [Read more...] about Bigger and brighter supermoon to delight stargazers across the UK tonight
Eurovision 2023: Shortlist of cities to host revealed SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The seven cities in with a chance of hosting Eurovision 2023 have been announced as the UK prepares to hold the event. Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield are the remaining contenders, as announced on BBC Radio 2. The UK has stepped in to host Eurovision because Ukraine is unable to do so due to Russia's ongoing invasion of the country. There were initially 20 cities bidding to host the competition, showing that Eurovision fever is already hitting the UK. Related articles Eurovision backlash: London snubbed by 2023 host city shortlist 'You'll fill arena with EU flags!' Sturgeon … [Read more...] about POLL: Which city should host Eurovision 2023 after shortlist announcement?
The battle to host Eurovision 2023 has officially begun , after the BBC unveiled the shortlist of potential locations in the running. The seven UK cities have emerged as candidates for next year’s competition after it was decided that 2022 winners Ukraine wouldn’t be able to host . In a statement, the broadcaster said: ‘It is a matter of great regret that our colleagues and friends in Ukraine are not able to host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest. ‘Being asked to host the largest and most complex music competition in the world is a great privilege.’ Out of twenty cities who submitted an ‘expression of interest’ to host, Birmingham , Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield were selected and have reached the second and final stage of the selection process. Despite Darlington’s recent defiant bid to be named the host city , having described themselves as the ‘underdogs’, unfortunately they were not successful, and to the shock of fans, … [Read more...] about Eurovision 2023: How will the final decision on the host city be made?
A major European investment bank is axing more than 5pc of employees in London as a recession chill hits the City. Bosses at Berenberg, Germany’s oldest lender, told staff on Monday that around 30 jobs will be cut as dealmaking dries up and recession fears mount, The Telegraph can reveal. The bank currently has around 500 employees in London, a Berenberg spokesman said, including administrative staff and those working in its private wealth arm. Berenberg is one of the first investment banks in the City to trim its headcount as the economic outlook darkens. The Bank of England warned last week that the UK is set to face a 15-month recession from the end of this year. Stock market listings and equity raises — both big revenue drivers for boutique investment banks like Berenberg — have already ground to a halt since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine at the end of February. In an email to staff on Monday, seen by The Telegraph, David Mortlock, Berenberg’s managing partner, said: … [Read more...] about Investment bank Berenberg cuts 5pc of staff as recession chill hits the City
Hosepipe ban comes into force amid hot and dry conditions SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The temporary hosepipe ban starts on August 26, and anyone breaking it faces a fine of up to £1,000. The restrictions mean customers are banned from using a hosepipe to water their gardens, clean their vehicles, fill their swimming pools or clean their homes. But they can still complete those activities with tap water from a bucket or watering can, or using water that is not sourced from taps. Businesses throughout the affected areas are also allowed to use a hosepipe if it is directly related to a commercial purpose. Related articles What happens if a drought is declared? Rules Britons have to follow Kent police … [Read more...] about Yorkshire Water hosepipe ban declared as millions of Brits face new restrictions TODAY
WANTAWAY Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot has said he wants a Premier League this summer. And Manchester United have made their move to sign the Frenchman to help solve their midfield woes and Betfair reckon that move is a goer. BETFAIR - GET £30 IN FREE BETS* Rabiot is 1/3 with the bookmaker to leave the Italians and join the Erik ten Hag project. The France international joined Juventus from Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer in July 2019. Since then, he's made 129 appearances, scoring six goals and providing six assists across all competitions. The 27-year-old has just one year left on his Juve contract, with reports suggesting he isn't likely to run that down. The Telegraph claimed Rabiot was looking for an exit route out the Serie A heavyweights to join an English club playing Champions League football. And Juventus have agreed to his requests and will look to offload him for between £13-17million this summer, with the Athletic reporting an … [Read more...] about Adrien Rabiot transfer news – next club odds: Man Utd short price to sign midfielder after official approach
Nottingham will not be in the mix to host Eurovision 2023, the leader of the city’s council has confirmed. Last month the BBC confirmed the UK would be taking charge of next year’s contest after it was previously announced winners Ukraine had been ruled out amid the ongoing Russian invasion. A number of cities are thought to be eyeing up a bid to be chosen as host, with locations such as Manchester , Brighton, Sheffield and Birmingham in the mix. However, the city of Nottingham has become the latest to confirm it won’t be pursuing a bid for next year’s Eurovision. David Mellen, leader of Nottingham City Council, has explained that while the city has a vast array of hotels, restaurants, and a world-class arena, it would simply not be enough this time around. He said: ‘We have carefully considered the criteria which potential host cities are required to meet ahead of submitting a formal application. ‘Unfortunately, despite having a great venue, a … [Read more...] about Eurovision 2023: Nottingham becomes latest city to rule itself out of hosting bid
By George Wright Published 3 hours ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Related Topics Russia-Ukraine war Blasts at a Russian-operated airfield in Crimea this week have "significantly degraded" its navy's Black Sea fleet, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) says. The Saky base in the west of Russian-ruled Crimea was rocked by a string of blasts on Tuesday, killing one person. The blasts led to the loss of eight Russian combat jets, the MoD said in its daily intelligence update. Ukraine has not claimed responsibility, but satellite images suggest the possibility of a targeted attack. The cause of the blasts is unclear, but at least five fighter-bombers and three multi-role jets were "almost certainly destroyed or seriously damaged", the statement says. The loss of eight combat jets will make only a minor dent in Moscow's overall fleet of aircraft, … [Read more...] about Ukraine war: Crimea blasts significantly hit Russian navy – UK