One of Europe's biggest travelling funfair opens in Hull later. It runs until a week on Saturday and features a new ride that's the only one of its kind in the country. Around half a million people are expected to visit.
David Wallis - The Showmen's Guild of Great Britain
Sheffield's Motorpoint arena will host an extra show of the award-winning War of the World's musical.
Fans have a last chance to catch the show before it concludes its sixth and final nationwide tour.
War of the Worlds piqued interest because of its special effects and tricks including the incarceration of an audience member during the performance.
The show's cast list includes Callum O'Neill, Westlife's Brian McFadden and Shane Ward and Liam Neeson who appears as a 3D hologram.
“The War of The Worlds is a classic. This production is on a scale like nothing I have ever done before – the effects are breath-taking both in front and behind the stage! It’s also one of the most enjoyable, most exciting and most memorable musical productions of all time.”
- The fair is one of the largest travelling fairs in Europe
- Over 250 rides and an array of attractions
- Traditional favourites such as palm reading, waltzers and dodgems
- There are 113 stalls offering games such as bingo and darts
- The whole fair opens at 5pm until 11pm
"Hull Fair is a fantastic family occasion for both visitors to the event and the show people themselves. We want everyone who visits Hull Fair to have a wonderful time, enjoying the rides and stalls the fair brings to the city every year."
Ahead of the live finals of X Factor this weekend, rumours have emerged claiming Castleford singer Jack Walton is back in the competition.
The 18-year-old is said to be one of the wild cards after he was left out of the final selection by Leeds judge Mel B. But if the reports are true, Simon Cowell gave the teenager a lifeline.
Morning ALL just a gentle reminder that the largest travelling fair in Europe and one of the oldest opens at 5pm today #HullFair ? ?
Europe's biggest travelling funfair opens in Hull today. It runs until a week on a Saturday and features a new ride that's the only one of its kind in the country. Police are running extra patrols to target thieves.
Hull Fair is a fantastic family occasion for both visitors to the event and the show people themselves. We want everyone who visits Hull Fair to have a wonderful time, enjoying the rides and stalls the fair brings to the city every year.
Our aim is to ensure the fair is a fun but safe place and we are working hard with our partners to ensure the safe running of the fair for all of its visitors.
Walton Street is closed until Sunday October 19 at 12 noon and a northbound one-way system will be in place for the duration of the closure. Entry is via Anlaby Road/Walton Street and exit is via Walton Street/Spring Bank West. Alternatively entry and exit is available under Anlaby Road flyover.
Lowther Street from junction of Littlebeck Close up to Walton Street is closed until Sunday October 19 at 12 noon.
Walliker Street from Anlaby Road junction to north kerb line of Carnegie Street closes on October 10 at 4.30pm daily until 11pm whilst the fair is in operation until Saturday October 18.
Granville Street, Arthur Street (from St Georges road junction), Carnegie Street and Anlaby Road closes 6pm daily until 11pm whilst the fair is in operation until Saturday October 18.
Yorkshire is in for a dose of pop nostalgia when the Big Reunion Boyband tour kick starts across the UK.
The tour begins at Sheffield's Motorpoint Arena on 17 October and comes to Leeds' First Direct arena ten days later.
Joining Blue, Five (including Leeds boy Sean Conlon) and 911 - are Jackson boys 3T, A1, Damage and new supergroup 5th Bowers, Kavana, Kenzie and Adam Rickitt).
Following the success of ITV2’s Big Reunion series which thrust some of the biggest pop stars back into the spotlight, the seven boybands are about to hit the road and embark on a 13 date UK arena tour.
Combined, the magnificent seven have had over 70 top ten hits including 14 numbers ones, won hoards of MOBO,
Smash Hits, and MTV awards and played to sold out crowds around the world.
And now by popular demand, belting out and busting the moves from some of the biggest hits of the nineties, the boys are back in Sheffield to take you on a trip down memory lane.
The exciting thing is for all of us it’s going to be a real laugh. There’s no pressure on any of us this time around and we’re not competitive with each other.
And for everyone who comes to see this show, it’s like seeing a best of album live on stage, it’s all of these band’s biggest hits.
For fans it will be like reliving their childhood, and for us too really.
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