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Review: Jack &The Beanstalk Christmas Panto @ The Plowright Theatre

Scunthorpe Independent News

What a laugh! Last night we attended this years traditional christmas panto at The Plowright Theatre. No bad points to this show what so ever. Recommended for all ages. Laugh out loud funny with puns and jokes the adults can appreciate.

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Flooding update: 7 severe flood alerts in North Lincolnshire, high tide 8:15am

Scunthorpe Independent News

Severe warning:
Burton upon stather
Flixborough & Gunness
East butterwick
West butterwick

South Ferriby
Scunthorpe north west (skippingdales to viaduct)

High tide will be approx 8:15 am


Important appeal: North Lincolnshire “help refurbish” appeal:

People affected by flooding in North Lincolnshire can apply to the “Help Refurbish” North Lincolnshire community appeal for a range of furnishings and other house hold items via our appeal web site. Similarly any residents wishing to donate goods or help with the collection, storage and distribution of them may join the scheme again from the North Lincs flood appeal page on our web site.

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Live: The Happy Mondays. ‘Bummed’ in Leeds 30/11/13

Backseat Mafia

November 1988. I’d just finished a 10 hour shift at a shit job in a dirty factory just outside Leeds. It was cold dark and pretty miserable, as I made my way into town on possibly the worst moped anyone could possibly own. None of that really mattered though. The Happy Mondays had just released their new album, ‘Bummed’, and I was off to score my copy.


The LP was too big for the mopeds top box, and I didn’t have a bag, so I carried it home wedged between my knees. I nearly dropped it twice, but I managed to get it home in one piece. I was supposed to be going out and intended to just listen to side one as I got bathed and changed. Instead I listened to the entire album front to back – twice.

Produced by the legendary Martin Hamnett, ‘Bummed’ was The Mondays…

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Local Music To Support Pancreatic Cancer Research This Saturday

Scunthorpe Independent News

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This Saturday at The Bridge Hotel in Scunthorpe. Two of the popular local bands on the Scunthorpe music scene and circuit are taking part to perform along with other selected artists to create a charity night of live music to support the cause of Pancreatic Cancer Research.

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New Music: Ming City Rockers – I want to get out of here but I can’t take you anywhere

From TheBackSeatMafia about Grimsby band Ming City Rockers

Backseat Mafia


Immingham, Lincolnshire. Unless your a fan of chemical plants, and the bright lights of Grimsby, err, there’s not much to savour in immingham, except to get out of it if you can. And if you can’t, that sad realisation passes over you that you’re stuck in a nowhere town, with nothing to do. As immingham residents Ming City Rockers say ‘I wanna walk in the sun and admire its rays, but it’s getting pretty hard as I sleep all day…’

Their new, debut, single is about that very subject. I wanna get out of here but I can’t take you anywhere, sums up those feelings of isolation and disappointment. And listening to the song, and the group, thes this sort of latent anger about it all. They make this adrenelin fuelled rock and roll, in the very spirit of Chick Berry and Gene Vincent and give it this punk attitude…

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Music Review: Ameira Continue To Deliver

Attempt at my own Ameira Review

Scunthorpe Independent News

“Ameira’s sound is spreading like an uncontrollable fire & their video releases hitting highs of 10,000.  Defiantly doing something right! Remaining level headed and no egos, they love what they do.”

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