Columnist Jimmy Cricket writes about his time in Las Vegas I received a letter from my Mammy over in Ireland recently. She said, “I hope we don’t get a winter like last year Son. One night last January we had one of the worst storms in living memory. You remember Mrs Murphy next door but one? She’s now next door but 25”. I suppose if we did get a harsh winter this year we’d be more forgiving because this summer has been such a belter. They’re saying the last time it was as hot as this year was 1976. Well I remember that one vividly. I played the summer season in the, Gaiety Theatre, on the Isle of Man. The show went bust before the end and my car over heated and caught fire, so I had to leave the island without it. In fact the only thing I came home with was a sun tan. However, although we had another scorcher this year, I went to somewhere that was even hotter. “Las Vegas. Yes siree." Mrs Cricket and I packed our cosies and sun cream and … [Read more...] about Viva Las Vegas : A trip of a lifetime for Jimmy Cricket
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A Burton business has spoken out on World Vegan Day today, Thursday, November 1. The last 12 months have been a great year for veganism as more and more people hop on board to the healthy lifestyle choice, Tim Brookes of Absolutely Vegan, says. Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet. The so-called benefits of veganism for humans, non-human animals, and the natural environment are also celebrated through activities such as setting up stalls, hosting potlucks when people sample different vegan dishes, and planting memorial trees, he said. As the popularity of veganism grows every supermarket now stocks vegan alternatives such as plant milks, ice cream, and pizzas which is a indicator that an increasing number of people are embracing this new free way of eating. Another positive factor of veganism is the positive effect it has on the environment, Mr Brookes says. He said: "Why not turn to a healthy plant-based diet? It's far better for … [Read more...] about It’s World Vegan Day
As we embark on the Champions League programme, what have we concluded after the first round of matches? Everyone will be astonished at Man City’s defeat by Lyon, a game many thought was a foregone conclusion.With Pep in the stands, City spluttered and stammered, and never really got out of first gear against a Lyon team short on confidence and not really setting the French League alight.It wasn’t until the introduction of Sergio Aguero and the out-of-favour Leroy Sane that City showed an appetite for the game, but even they were unable to oil what we come to expect as a real F1 engine. What City have got for consolation is time and a fairly easy passage to the last 16, and as one of the early favourites it is still hard to bet against them progressing.However, Wednesday’s defeat is a warning that, at elite level, even heavy favourites can come unstuck if they are not at the races.In stark contrast was Liverpool’s win at Anfield against big-spending PSG.You … [Read more...] about Paul Stewart column: A warning for Manchester City to heed?
A singing firefighter from Heanor who stunned audiences with a live performance on BBC One is to wow music lovers once more as he takes centre stage in Darley Park. Andy Quinn, who is best known for his appearance on BBC1’s Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, will lead the vocal numbers at this year’s Darley Park Concert on Sunday, September 2. Set in picturesque Derbyshire countryside, the Hannells-sponsored concert is one the UK’s biggest outdoor classical concerts and attracts thousands of people. Marking the centenary of the end of the First World War the programme will reflect hope, peace and reconciliation with a diverse range of pieces from Beethoven to John Lennon. The weather is expected to be fine and sunny with a temperature of around 19-22C, making for a spectacular evening of classical music and fireworks to enjoy with family and friends. Crowd favourites Sinfonia Viva, the Orchestra of the East Midlands, will again be the main attraction and Blue … [Read more...] about Singing fireman to perform at this year’s Darley Park Concert
Derby's much-loved concert returns to Darley Park this September and has promised visitors to be a fun-filled evening of beautiful music. Set in picturesque Darley Park, the Hannells-sponsored concert is one the UK’s biggest outdoor classical concerts and attracts thousands of people. Crowd favourites Sinfonia Viva, the Orchestra of the East Midlands, will again be the main attraction and Blue heartthrob Duncan James will also be performing during the day. Peter Helps, chief executive of Sinfonia Viva, said: “Sinfonia Viva is thrilled to be back at Darley Park. Every year we look for a theme on which to hang the various programme ideas. "With the centenary of the end of the First World War coming up in November it seemed right to find a way to mark this. We have gone for a programme to reflect hope, peace and reconciliation. "There are lots of tunes and songs people will recognise in the programme. As ever we have had to whittle the list down from a large number of items. … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about the Darley Park Concert