ST HELENS VISITOR ECONOMY NETWORK SET TO CHAMPION BOROUGH’S THRIVING TOURISM AND LEISURE BUSINESSES

A new network that aims to raise the profile of tourism and leisure businesses within St Helens has been established. St Helens Visitor Economy Network is the brainchild of Lynn Ben-Yousef, Director of Darkstar Laser, who is urging other neighbouring companies to join forces in a bid to increase visibility for the area within the Liverpool City Region. Made up of a range of private sector businesses, members of the network will meet regularly with plans to engage and attract visitors to the array of unique offerings that are housed…

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SEFTON PARK PALM HOUSE RAISES VITAL FUNDS DURING HENRY YATES THOMPSON DINNER

Sefton Park Palm House has played host to its second fundraising dinner aptly named The Henry Yates Thompson Dinner, after its benefactor.   Nearly £9,000 was raised during the evening which saw 200 supporters in attendance. All profits will go directly back into the Trust to help keep the Grade II* listed glasshouse flourishing.   Kate Martinez, from the Palm House team said: “We can’t thank our supporters enough for the fantastic turnout during this second fundraiser. It is because of their continuous support and resilient community spirit that our…

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ENJOY STORY TIME WITH SANTA IN NEW INTERACTIVE FAMILY SHOW AT ST GEORGE’S HALL THIS CHRISTMAS

A brand new Christmas show comes to St George’s Hall this festive period. Story time with Santa is an interactive family show that captures the experiences of both a Grotto and theatre, featuring Father Christmas and his Elf who have travelled all the way from the North Pole to entertain children and adults of all ages from Sat 19 Nov – Sat 24 Dec.   This wonderful show will bring the magic of Christmas alive as children will be captivated by traditional and modern stories as well as plenty of…

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Who will be crowned Hot Water Comedy’s Comedian of the Year 2016?

Hot Water Comedy Club is in their 7th year of the ‘Comedian of the Year’ competition and the final will take place on Sunday 6th November 2016 at Holiday Inn, Lime Street, L1 1NQ After over 100 applicants and 3 very strong heats earlier this year we’ve narrowed it down to just 6 fantastic comedians who’ll each perform 10 minutes in the final. There will only be one winner on the night who’ll walk away with a cash prize and will be given a full weekend at Hot Water Comedy…

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EURO HOSTEL LIVERPOOL SET TO CELEBRATE FIRST YEAR IN BUSINESS

Euro Hostel Liverpool is gearing up to celebrate its milestone first birthday following a prolific year in business. The boutique hostel, which has entrances on Stanley Street and Mathew Street, formally completed its impressive six-figure sum rebrand earlier this year, in order to bridge the gap between backpacker hostel and budget hotel. After 12 months operating under the leading UK hostel brand, the venue has undergone a series of on-going developments; notability including the overhaul of The Hatch Bar alongside its corporate and private events arm. General Manager of Euro…

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NINE YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION SEES CIRCO RELOCATE TO SEEL STREET

The North West’s only Circus themed dinner show venue Circo is set to relocate to a new 7,000 sq. ft. property on Seel Street in Liverpool. Curtains will close for the final time in The Albert Dock on November 5 when the venue, famous for its unique dining and leisure experience, will move into the Brockbank and Mellor building at 17-19 Seel Street for the ‘next chapter in its journey’. Owner Jason McNeill said that it was an exciting time for all of the team and that the public should…

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Sefton seeks forever families to support adoption of local children

Sefton Council is encouraging local families to discover more about adoption and consider building their families by providing children with a forever family. Adoption is something that affects many Sefton residents – a YouGov poll commissioned by the national adoption information service, First4Adoption, revealed that significantly more people from the North West are likely to know an adopted person than those living in any other region of England; with 43% having a friend, colleague or neighbour who was adopted as a child. Those living in the region also scored highly…

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100 CUB SCOUTS TAKE ON TRAMPOLINING AT VELOCITY 2 TO CELEBRATE CENTENARY

100 Cubs have jumped on board the action at Velocity 2 to mark the centenary milestone of Cub Scouting.   The 46,000 sq. ft. Wigan based trampoline park played host to the novel Cubs100 party, which saw the arrival of Cub Scouts aged between eight-ten and volunteers from across Liverpool and Merseyside.   After performing the honoree Scouts Promise in unison, the youngsters took to the state-of-the-art interconnected trampolines and soft play areas, in a bid to tick off of another exhilarating activity scheduled for the year-long celebratory programme.  …

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Bar operators, Burning Night Group receive over £1 million pound in first days of crowdfunding campaign

Burning Night Group is offering 7% p.a. interest to those participating in the overall £3.5m raise, to expand its successful chain of bar brands which already operate in some of the country’s busiest city centres including Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Cardiff.   Employing over 500 people with an annual turnover in 2016 of over £17m, Burning Night Group plans to plough the investment raised with Crowdstacker, one of the UK’s fastest growing P2P lending platforms, into further growth by upgrading existing sites and creating new ones for brands such as…

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THE ONLY WAY IS ST HELENS!

TOWIE STARS LAUNCH ST HELENS THEATRE ROYAL’S CHRISTMAS PANTO ALADDIN Press and VIP guests enjoyed a “REEM” afternoon at the Shankly Hotel in Liverpool for the press launch of Regal Entertainments’ pantomime Aladdin which will be held at St Helens Theatre Royal this Christmas.   The paparazzi turned out in full force to take photos of the pantomime’s headline stars for 2016 – Amy Childs and Harry Derbidge – from TV reality show The Only Way is Essex. The TOWIE stars will be swapping the streets of Brentwood to tread…

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