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A NOTE FROM OUR DEPUTY EDITOR Hello lovely Lifestyle readers, welcome to our Christmas issue of Lifestyle Monthly. It is for me, the most wonderful time of the year! Everything sparkles, twinkles and looks just that little bit better and brighter – but that might be the mulled wine talking. Have you got your decs up yet? We have, I am by far the biggest kid in our house, I simply cannot wait for the jolly fat man in the big red suit to arrive! In this rather fabulous Christmas issue we

have celebrity interviews with the Don of British television himself David Jason, and the beautiful “boys” from Boyzone. We reviewed the two hottest album releases of the year, Eminem and Lady Gaga. And if that’s not enough, we also have what to wear and this season’s must have look in makeup and even how to apply it! You want more? We also have a guide to the region’s best grottos and pantos. Don’t forget our Lifestyle Christmas party on Thursday 5 December at OSQA - it’s free to attend so get your glad rags on and come and start the season with a Lifestyle bang! So put your feet up, grab another mulled wine and enjoy Liverpool’s no.1 free magazine. May you and yours enjoy an absolutely fabulous Christmas filled with family, good food and plenty of festive cheer!

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Lifestyle COMPETITION Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” presents “Frozen,” A stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff ) and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everestlike conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.

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Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without seeing David Jason on our telly. As the national treasure himself films the remake of the classic Open All Hours for a Christmas special we catch up with the godfather of British television.         The  73‐year‐old  has  spent  nearly  50  years  in  the  entertainment  business,  from the stage to the radio via the small  screen, where, as beloved characters such  as  Granville,  Jack  Frost  and,  of  course,  5'/'7) 9/,:'/;) &*() '.'/<) 9'//<) =/&$6>':) "7<) ?) &(&0$&@,*;) >') >&3) 4'6,A') ,*') of  the  most  successful,  enduring  and  adored  actors  in  television  history.  His  roles  in  Only  Fools  and  Horses,  Open  All  Hours and A Touch of Frost (to name but  three)  have  cemented  David’s  place  in  history,  and  thrillingly  for  his  legions  of  fans,  the  London‐born  star’s  personal  >#3$,/<)#3)*,B)4'#*C)$,1()D,/)$>')E/3$)@A') in  his  own  words  via  his  newly  released  autobiography, My Life.         Was  it  a  big  decision  for  you  to  write  this? “I didn’t want it – I didn’t want to talk  &4,%$) A<3'1D;) 4%$) FG.') >&() $B,) %*,H6#&1) ones done over the years; terrible books  that  people  wanted  to  cash  in  on.  And  F) $>,%C>$) I$>#3) #3) &) /#0) ,JKG) F$G3) *,$) D&#/L) So  I  wanted  the  story  told  in  my  own  language.”         Recalling  his  lengthy  career  was  assisted by the swathes of keepsakes and  memorabilia he’s preserved from various  /,1'3;) 3%6>) &3) >#3) E/3$) '.'/) 9M) 0&/$) #*) Crossroads in 1964. “I was so pleased with  what I was doing,” he smiled, “I wanted to  keep a memory of it. Every job that I did, 

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Lifestyle celebrity every show I was on I have a programme,  reviews  which  I  kept,  photographs  as  well.”     He calls the process “a curate’s egg”,  some parts more enjoyable than others,  &*() &(A#$3) $>'/') B&3) &) 4#:'/3B''$) element to recalling the happy moments  of his life.     “When you look back on some of the  C,,() @A'3) &*() $>') D%*) @A'3) <,%) >&(;) you  realise  it  has  gone.  For  example,  every single episode of Fools and Horses,  Open  All  Hours,  Frost,  everything  that  I’ve done… you couldn’t wait to get up in  the morning to go to work because you  knew  you  were  going  to  work  to  make  yourself  laugh.  And  because  of  that,  B>'*)<,%)/'A'A4'/)$>,3')C,,()@A'3;) you realise that it’s in the past and you  can’t grab hold of them, it’s gone. That  B&3)$>')A,3$)(#H6%1$)$>#*CL     “But the book tells the story, which is  what everybody wanted. Nothing is too  serious. There are one or two moments,  obviously,  like  when  Myfanwy  [his  partner  of  18  years  who  died  in  1995]  was  diagnosed  with  cancer,  I  had  to  go  through all that side, but then everyone’s  life  has  ups  and  downs.  Nobody  wants  that  to  happen,  nobody  wants  their  nearest and dearest or a good friend to  die,  but  it  happens.  But  otherwise  –  at  1'&3$)FG.')$,1()#$)&*()*,4,(<)'13')>&3KN         Although  he  had  already  enjoyed  success  as  the  naïve  Granville,  Ronnie  Barker’s  shop  assistant  in  Open  All�� Hours,  in  1981  he  landed  the  role  that  changed  his  life.  David’s  portrayal  of  the  underhand  market  salesman  and  1,.&41')/,C%')5'/'7)9/,:'/)#*)O*1<)P,,13) and  Horses  is  undisputedly  one  of  the  greatest sitcom performances ever. The  show provided so many classic moments 

$>&$)&/')#*C/&#*'()#*)$>')*&@,*&1)03<6>'L         David  explains  the  secret  formula:  QR'11;) $>') E/3$) $>#*C) #3) #$) #3) D%**<L) 9>') 3'6,*()$>#*C)#3)$>&$)#$)#3)S/#@3>;)&*()S/#@3>) humour is something everyone can relate  to  and  they  also  relate  to  the  struggles  of the working man – or the not working  A&*K)     “Someone who would do almost anything  to  succeed,  to  earn  a  crust,  to  keep  the  wolf  from  the  door.  All  the  characters  were very funny, silly. But basically it was  all about people you recognised.”     Fans will be delighted to hear of his new  ,*'T,J) U>/#3$A&3) '0#3,(') ,D) O0'*) 211) Hours, with David “playing Ronnie’s part,  so  I  am  taking  over  the  shop.  And  now,  I’m  really  an  Arkwright.  And  I’m  looking  forward  to  that,”  he  smiles.  And  it’s  testament to his longevity as a successful  &6$,/;),D)B>#6>)>'G3),*1<)$,,)&00/'6#&@.'L ) ) ) ) QF) *'.'/) $>,%C>$) %*@1) F) 3$&/$'() $,) (,) this  book  how  many  successful  shows  I  have been in, right from the theatre into  television.        “There  were  so  many  actors  I  worked  with when we were all struggling to make  a living, all in love with the business, but  so many fell by the wayside. And yet I am  3@11)>'/'KN 17


Lifestyle FOOD THE BRITISH NATIONAL DISH IS HONOURED AT 9TH ANNUAL BRITISH CURRY AWARDS 2013 THE CURRY OSCARS

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he UK’s favourite cuisine was once again celebrated at the ninth, annual British Curry Awards on Monday 25th November 2013 at Battersea Evolution, as the nation’s finest curry restaurants were honoured at undisputedly the most lauded event of the UK hospitality sector.

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The event was organised by one of the UK curry industry’s leading figures, Enam Ali MBE, and was hosted by TV personality, Chris Tarrant. This year's ceremony once again welcomed a who’s who guest list of 100’s of leading restaurateurs, celebrities, politicians, dignitaries, business leaders and influencers. Among them were Prime Minister David Cameron; celebrity chefs, James Martin, Ed Bains, Anjum Anand and John GregorySmith; radio broadcaster James Whale; ITV newsreader Charlene White; TV personalities Ulrika Jonsson, Melinda Messenger and Lizzie Cundy; and politicians Chris Grayling MP, Keith Vaz MP. Anne Main MP, Alok Sharma MP, Andrew Rosindell MP and Rushanara Ali MP.

With the UK curry industry boasting 10,000 restaurants and 80,000 employees, and contributing a staggering £3.6billion annually to the economy, British Curry Awards has been lauded as a national institution in its own right, with the Prime Minster fondly coining them the ‘Curry Oscars’. Speaking at the event, David Cameron said, “The curry industry has been contributing, achieving and rising and that is the spirit we need more than ever in this country today. From the bottom of my heart, let me say thank you for everything you give to our country. Thank you for the tremendous kindness that you have shown me this evening, I wish this Great British industry every possible success in the years to come.”


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COULD YOU ‘ADOPT A FUTURE’? A DRIVE to encourage people to adopt children in care is getting underway in Liverpool. Using the slogan‘Adopt a future – together we can make a difference’ the new recruitment campaign aims to find new homes for young people in Liverpool who are waiting for new families. Adopting a child could get his or her life for the better forever, and could be the best decision you could ever make. Currently, the City council need to find adopters for 37 children, some of them are siblings. Councillor Jane Corbett, Cabinet member for children’s services said, “It is the single most important thing that will ever happen to a young person and it completely transforms their life chances. And for the adopter, there truly is nothing more rewarding or fulfilling. The process of becoming an adopter is extremely thorough, but the council are making is a pain free as possible and 19 out of 20 are approved with 98% of our placements a long-term success.

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People looking to adopt must be: t Over 21 and mature enough to meet the demands of parenthood. t In reasonably good health and fit and well enough to care for children into adulthood. t Able to offer a secure home with a spare room for one or more children. t Have the time and ability to parent an adopted child. t Can be either single, married, in a civil partnership or cohabiting. t We do not discriminate on the grounds of class, race, culture, sexual orientation or disability.

Lifestyle FAMILIES FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Home visits and assessments If you are in a position to adopt via our agency and still keen to proceed, a social worker will visit you at home to go through further details. Following this visit if you want to proceed and we believe you should progress to the next stage we will then invite you to a series of preparation groups, where we can find out more about you and you will learn skills to help parent adopted children. Meeting a child Once a link has been proposed and agreed, you will be introduced to the child and get to know each other over a period of time. The child will move in with you and you will have continued support from the social worker during the settling in period. Becoming the child’s legal parents Your application is submitted to the court at least 10 weeks after the child is placed with you. If the adoption order is granted, this ends the child’s legal relationship with their birth family and makes you their legal parents. Support Liverpool’s Adoption Service will continue to support you for as long as is necessary, and you will be entitled to support throughout the child’s life. To talk to someone about adoption, call 0151 233 3700 or log on to www.liverpool. gov.uk/adoption


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All aboard the Santa Express to the brand new St George’s Grotto! From 16th November – 23rd December a brand new Christmas Grotto will open in one of Liverpool’s most iconic historic buildings! St Georges Grotto is an interactive Dickensian festive experience complete with a miniature train. Visitors are invited to take part in magical journey through this iconic building before meeting Father Christmas himself. This enchanting journey begins at St John’s Lane entrance where visitors board a real Santa ExpressTrain. Once on board passengers will be whisked through St Georges Hall as Christmas comes alive before their very eyes, travelling through Santa’s Workshop and an authentic Winter Wonderland before excited children (and adults too) meet Father Christmas in his Grotto. Each child will receive an early Christmas present and actors and performers will bring a Dickensian Christmas scene to life, as they entertain and spread festive magic throughout this nostalgic experience. Opening every Saturday and Sunday until 14th December, and from then on every day right up until 23rd December.

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Tickets are available to purchase on the day at St George’s Hall itself, with children’s tickets priced at £6 (accompanying adults go free!), this is the perfect way for the whole family to recapture the true meaning of Christmas.

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This Christmas, Santa will take a break from his official duties in the North Pole to enjoy a wild adventure at Knowsley Safari. He’s set to host a series of unforgettable festive breakfasts and welcomes families into his enchanted Christmas grotto. A memorable day for the whole family, Santa is set to meet and greet guests and serve up a breakfast feast in the Oasis restaurant, before inviting them to join him on a fun-filled train journey around the Mizzy Lake. Following an action packed morning, children will have the opportunity to put in any last-minute gift requests to the big man himself as they journey into Santa’s enchanted grotto. Here they can have their photo taken to capture the magical moment and receive a special Christmas gift to take home - as long as they’re not on the naughty list! The breakfast with Santa events will take place on, 21 and 22 December, from 10am – 12pm. *Cost: £10 per child including breakfast and a Santa Express train ride. Grotto entry is *£5 per child including a gift from Santa. *Prices do not include admission. For more information and to book visit www.knowsleysafariexperience.co.uk/events


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Winter is a great time to visit WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre. In addition to the thousands of Whooper swans, teal, wigeon and shelduck that have migrated for the winter, there will be visits from Father Christmas, festive lunches overlooking swan lake and an exciting new Craneberry Fest! From 2 to 6 December you can enjoy a delicious home cooked Christmas lunch with all the trimmings between 12noon and 2pm. It’s £15.95 for two courses or treat yourself to three courses for £18.95, and with prices including centre admission it’s a great day out this December. Before your meal visit our otter enclosure at 11.30am for a talk and otter feed. After lunch enjoy a stroll around the Wetland Centre, come along to our swan feeds at 3pm in the Swan Link Hide and at 3.30pm at the Raines Hide which includes a warden’s talk, and browse the gift shop for some lastminute Christmas presents. Visit Father Christmas in his magical grotto on 7, 8, 12, 14 and 15 December for £3.50 per child (plus centre admission) and receive a gift and bag of bird seed to feed the birds.

7, 8, 12, 14 & 15 December For full details visit: wwt.org.uk/martinmere

Every weekend in December and January plus daily during the Christmas school holidays (20 December until 5 January – only closed Christmas Day) get crafty with our first ever Craneberry Fest! Have fun making cranberry tree decorations in preparation for Christmas, follow the Craneberry Trail and after Christmas create a cranberry bird feeder to take home for your garden birds. A small charge may apply for crafts. For details, dates, times and prices see: www.org.uk/visit/martinmere or call 01704 895181.

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HAVE A GO AT SETTING THE COUNCIL BUDGET RESIDENTS in Liverpool are being urged to help decide where the council should prioritise its spending in the face of huge cuts - £156 million to be precise. Everybody has an opinion on when and where the council should spend its money. Well, now residents can have a go at setting the budget themselves. A Budget Simulator has been launched on the council’s website – www.liverpool.gov.uk/ budget – for residents to consider where efficiencies might be made, spending should fall and income be generated to balance the books for 2014-15. Using a series of sliders, you can opt to prioritise different services including children’s and adult’s services, roads and refuse, housing and community services and environment and regeneration. The simulator then outlines some of the consequences of the actions. Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: “We are a much leaner, smaller and efficient council than we were, and have already had to make significant cuts to services and to the number of people we employ. “We continue to face some stark and difficult choices and it is vital that people understand the gravity of the situation. There is no option other than to deal with the situation head on and make the decisions in the fairest way possible. That is why I want people to get actively involved in telling us what they believe is most important and the services they believe should be protected. “I am anxious that residents, customers and other interested parties get a chance 28 to tell us what their priorities are.”

“It is clear that we won’t be able to satisfy everyone due to the vast range of ways in which the council touches people’s lives, but it will at least give us a sense of what our citizens think. “Their selection and comments give us valuable feedback on what people see as the priorities for spending over the next year. “This is just part of our consultation efforts over the coming months with service users, partners and other stakeholders as we start an enormously important conversation with the city about how to overcome the challenges together.” The latest financial position shows the city council will have to save £45 million in 2014/15, £63 million in 2015/16 and £48 million in 2016/17. People can also find out more about the budget at www.liverpool.gov.uk/budget or email budget@liverpool.gov.uk The Budget Simulator will be available until mid-January.


    



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Everybody seems to be talking about Eminem’s new album, Marshall Mathers LP 2, which was released on 5th November through Interscope Records. Upon release the rave reviews from both fans a critics alike hit twitter, it seems that Mr Mathers has scored once again and produced his 7th consecutive No1 album. At first I was dubious, we have waited a few years for this, and I felt that he had very much gone off the boil, his music was showing considerable “wear” as he ventured down the well-worn musical path of insipid juvenile commercialism. As a whole Marshall Mathers LP 2, is cleanly produced with lots of catchy hooks with crudely comical, cynical lyricism which he spits at a rapid speed, that you will want to commit to memory, or at least try to anyway. He has jumped on the bandwagon somewhat and produced a few tracks featuring other artists, but he can be forgiven as every one of these tracks are excellent and he is always the lead musician. For me, the best track is “Rhyme or Reason” which has used The Zombies’ “Time of Season,” as a sample. In this, his target for venom is his Dad. He examines the side-effects to the disappearance of his father, altering his tone and channeling Yoda, in a Yoda voice, no less. It’s comical, direct and mildly disturbing – typical Mr Mathers. “Asshole” featuring Skylar Grey - is another triumph – I challenge anyone to sing along with this lyrical speed-fest. But you can guarantee that the chorus will be chanted by millions in pubs across the land everytime it is played. Headlights – featuring Nate Ruess. In this he cleanses his conscience. Finally he has forgiven his mom, his seemingly endless rage against her has ended, and

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Eminem spends the whole track basically saying we all have our faults. Concluding with an apology to the woman who brought him into this world. This is an epic of an album, 21 tracks in total, which is typical of a hip hop album. Yes it is full of f-bombs and the like so no it can’t be used as background music to a dinner party and you defiantly can’t play in front your Nan, but what of the great albums can’t you do that with anyway? So is it any good? In short, yes. In fact I’ll go further and suggest that this is the best album of the year. A heady accolade I know, and not one I bestow lightly, but trust me in this, for once the jaded and often mistrusted music industry has delivered exactly as promised, pure gold – a perfect continuation to one of Eminem’s greatest works. Welcome back, Slim. Marshall Mathers LP 2 is available to download now on itunes £11.99.




     



  

   

    

          

      

  

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WHAT THE BUTLER SAW... Well can you believe Christmas is upon us already? And you know that means, all the BIG nights and clubbing decisions, when to go where, have to be made by you, my hardcore clubbers. I have to say, “Clubland” has changed a lot in the last years, not that long back Boxing night was THE biggest night of the year, but it seems that only the big events do well nowadays and town is pretty quiet on that night. As for New Year’s Eve, well it seems that most are opting for the house party with a load of tunes and a good tipple with friends. One thing that has rocked “Clubland” recently is the re-opening of the State nightclub on Dale St for 2 last nights before it becomes a Casino. It’s opening with all the original djs and some live pa’s on Boxing night and New Year’s Eve , Boxing night sold out within 2 hours of tickets being released, and people were queuing from 6am at 3B Records for them. I’ve never known anything like it in “Clubland” for 20 years! I, of course will be there on the decks for 2 nights of the most amazing Old skool anthems - for more info hit Facebook.com/statelpool and if you do fancy it then you will have to be quick as there’s only a limited amount of New Year’s Eve tickets left, good luck!

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Can we also say happy 21st Birthday to Cream? They had two amazing parties to celebrate with an incredible selection of djs from Like Mike n Dimitri Vegas to Chuckie / John Kelly n Paul Oakenfold Cream is a worldwide brand and we should be proud that its home is in Liverpool. Well done to them.

Finally I hope you all have a boss Christmas and a lovely New year Don’t forget to tune into my show on Radio City 96.7 every Friday night from 10pm and Sat nights from 9pm for all the hottest new house anthems plus all the best Old skool memories .


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Lady Gaga in 2013, was named by Time Magazine as the second most influential person of the decade. She has over 2.5 billion combined views of all her videos online, she is one of the biggest living forces in social media with over 60 million likes on Facebook and over 40 million followers on Twitter. She is also a global activist and philanthropist, having been an outspoken supporter of many important issues including LGBT rights, HIV/AIDS awareness, body image issues, and youth empowerment. It’s rather difficult not to like this wonderfully weird, incredibly talented lass. So it’s no wonder that I like so many others have grabbed at her latest album “Artpop” with very eager hands, because, really what can she come up with next? Love her or hate her, she is never a dull moment and always a great topic of conversation, and always expect the unexpected. Artpop, for Gaga fans does not disappoint, it’s a very busy bizzare album of electric

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disco. There is a pile-up of celebrity names in the production credits including Zedd, Madeon, David Guetta, Infected Mushroom and Will.i.am, which is perhaps why the album is such a mix of sounds and emotions. Yes it’s all electric disco but it’s like a 10p mix, all sugary sweets but all very different both in taste and style. Like the artist herself no track is subtle. But some tracks are better than others, and the cynical side of me suspects that the best tracks on the album, which really do stand out, were designed to be released as singles and the others, although good, are just fillers for the album. The best tracks are probably the ones you have already heard. “Do What U Want,” is a spectacularly growly and groovy R. Kelly duet, and “Gypsy,” is a homage to the 80’s with its anthem style and sound. Here she admits that her love of performing and love of love often clash. “I don’t want to be alone forever, but I love gypsy life,” she sings with happy abandon and is my favourite track, it is effortless in style and sure to be a major hit. So is it worth the £7.99 iTunes price tag? Yes, very much so. Admittedly, not every track will set the world on fire, but as a whole, the album is good. It takes a few listens, but after a while you come to appreciate the bizarre musical electric pop talents of Lady Gaga.


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Lifestyle music exclusive interview

BOYZONE 20 years anniversary, with a new album being released later this month, how are the preparations going? Great thanks, we’ve not stopped all year. I can’t wait, it will be good. I can’t believe it’s been 20 years. We are so busy right now, doing promotional stuff for our album and tour on tv and radio. On top of this we’re rehearsing for the tour, which is all very exciting but tiring. What can we expect from the 20th Anniversary tour? Well, all our hits that’s for sure, our fans wouldn’t want us to leave those out. But we have our new album too, so it’s going to be a good mix of both old and new songs. What made you decide to get back together again? We were given the opportunity to do a fresh album rather than a greatest hits album. This is good for us as artists and our fans get new material to listen to. We are very excited by this, in some ways it’s like the beginning for us all over again, but we are doing it now with older wiser heads on our shoulders and we all have families now too, so we’re not as crazy, but it’s all good fun and that’s what we want, for ourselves and our fans.

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November 1993: a bunch of young lads from the North side of Dublin would infamously appear on Ireland’s biggest TV show ‘The Late Late Show’ and the rest, as they say...is history. Twenty one singles, seven albums, twenty five million record sales later, Boyzone are back, with a new album BZ20 – released November 25th and their 20th Anniversary Tour. We had a chat with Mikey Graham…

You have an army of fans, after 20 years how does it feel to still hold such loyalty? It feels great we are very honoured and we are very proud of our fans. They grew up with us, and many have families of their own now like we do. But we don’t take them for granted. We often ask ourselves the same question, it’s just quite amazing that we are still here, I believe that fate and hard work has kept us here and so popular. Does this album and tour mark the permanent return of Boyzone? Yes definitely, we are really thrilled to be doing this, we are with a new label and have plans to be around for as long as the fans want us to be. You’re coming to the Echo Arena on 8th December, are you looking forward to it? Have you performed here before? Yes, we love visiting Liverpool and performing there. We have felt at home in Liverpool because of that the character of the people, many people are of Irish decent, but it’s more than that. I have always found Liverpool people to be open and honest about themselves with others. They have a great sense of humour, always ready for a laugh and a good time, we have always had a great time there, I can’t wait.


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‘Tis the season to sparkle and there’s no better time to pull out your spangling sequins and luxurious velvets than in the festive period. Laura Fraser takes us through some of the best black and gold buys to see you through to the new year – are you ready, 2014?

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Keep yourself toasty and wrap whatever you’re wearing in a coffee coloured two-tone faux fur scarf. £28, topshop.com.

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H&M This long sleeve top is perfect to keep out the chills and still look stylish. £24.99, hm.com.

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This Rihanna for River Island long top-comedress is a killer look for daytime with flats and 120 deniers or a night on the tiles. Want, now. £50, riverisland. com.

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Save yourself a few hundred and head over to Primark for this high-end 40 looker. Absolute steal. £10, primark.com.

Pick up a sexy, sparkling sequin cami when you pick up your turkey – easy peasy. £12, asda.com/George.

MARKS&SPENCER M&S have come a long way and feathers, a turtle neck and a top knot are everything we want to see us through the season. Jacket,£89; polo neck, £15; necklaces, all for £17.50; bracelets, all for £15; marksandspencers.com.


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OFFICE Platforms are the go-to shoe for any party if you want to hit the tiles with comfort. Office have it nailed for affordable and fashion forward – yes, please. £62, office.com.


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Main Course TRADITIONAL TURKEY ROAST Served with homemade stuffing, chipolatas and turkey gravy 8OZ SIRLOIN STEAK Served with pan fried wild mushrooms and red wine SALMON FILLET With crushed hern potatoes and a white wine and tarragon reduction BUTTERNUT SQUASH RISOTTO Served with rocket, roasted squash pieces and parmesan shavings HONEY ROASTED HAM With homemade stuffing & chipolata,s finished with whole grain mustard

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BRENDAN RODGERS

OPENS THE LFC STORY Liverpool, outside of London, has the best and most prolific amount of museums, but none up to now have been created to solely celebrate the city’s fantastic footballing history. It’s been a long time coming, but finally Liverpool Football Club has opened its own museum to tell the story of its illustrious past and present. Hardly a weekend goes by without tourists coming in from all over Europe via Easy Jet and cruise ships, to sample our great city but also to experience our football heritage too. This surely has to be another trump for our ever growing tourist industry. Called “The Liverpool FC Story”, the new interactive museum was officially opened at the end of October, and promises to be a great and successful tourist attraction. Brendan Rodgers joined the title-winning Ladies team, Club legends and VIPs for a tour of the interactive space. The state of the art technology brings Liverpool FC’s 120 years of football to life. Featuring unique and never seen before displays that combine the history of LFC alongside its modern day stars, fans can explore football - past and present - through amazing exhibitions, looking at the game from every angle, telling the stories that matter. Manager Brendan Rodgers, who is featured within the new museum, unveiled a plaque to mark the opening and said, “It’s an honour to be involved in the opening of the new museum and to be featured within the manager’s section. “This Club has an incredible history and to

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see it all housed in one place is brilliant. Fans from across the world can enjoy the real history of their Club in a new and exciting interactive way.” By visiting the museum you can take a tour through the Hall of Fame and see all 5 European Trophies, plus the other mountain of silverware that has been won over the years. There is also a tribute to Hillsborough and Heysel with a chance to pay respects to those that passed away during the two tragedies. Museum Curator Stephen Done says, “The new LFC museum gives a unique insight into the Club’s history, ranging from its very beginning to the modern day era. “The state of the art interactive displays show off the LFC story in the best possible way and the reaction from visitors so far has been fantastic.” Visitors can also visit the Boot Room Sports Cafe located next to the Museum, to see the amazing Bill Shankly Exhibition featuring some never before seen memorabilia.


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Hello Lifestyle Readers! As winter approaches, I am continuing to keep myself busy right up until the festive season begins. I have had an enjoyable month that has seen me continue various projects and even escape to warmer climates for a few days. Earlier this month I jetted off to Las Vegas to enjoy the 20th anniversary of UFC at the MGM Grand Arena. As a big UFC fan, it was a fantastic opportunity for me to see the biggest names in action. For those who have never seen the sport before, UFC is a combination of mixed martial arts as fighters use a combination of techniques to defeat their opponents. What a special event it was with an unbelievable atmosphere! If you would like to see some picture of me with some of the fighters, make sure to check out my Facebook page or follow me on Twitter @craigbigbro1. Closer to home, I attended this year’s National Painting and Decorating Show in Coventry which was the biggest in it 19-year history. Featuring exhibitors, products and demonstrations, it is the country’s premier event for a host of professional painters and decorators. I was there on behalf of paint-spraying specialists Wagner and gave some demonstrations of their exceptional products. Let me tell you the crowds were impressed with what they saw, and the ease and efficiency of their products is second-tonone! I have also enjoyed filming more episodes of ’60 Minute Makeover’, which is being hosted by Peter Andre this year. The show has always been a firm favourite of mine and though the pressure is intense, the pay off at the end is always fantastic. It’s been a good month for me with plenty of variety as always. I’ll continue to keep you updated on all my latest news right here. Until next time… All the best,

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