News / UK and world by Press Association January 1, 2019, 4:23 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Thousands of people gathered to watch the New Year’s Day parade through London. Floats, performers and dancers took part in the extravaganza from Piccadilly to Parliament Street. The London School of Samba, the London Chinese Chinatown Association and the London School of Dhol joined dozens of other groups, including America’s Clogging All-Stars and the Desert Mountain High School Marching Band, in this year’s festivities. Sign up to our Daily newsletter More from the Evening Telegraph Ole Gunnar Solskjaer out to emulate Sir Matt Busby Chrissy Teigen jokes she’s going to ‘find my eyeball’ after new year mishap Prince Charles and Nicola Sturgeon attend Iolaire centenary commemorations New Year’s Day hunt greeted in Co Down village by jeers and … [Read more...] about In Pictures: New Year’s Day parade brings vibrant colour to capital
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PUBLISHED: 12:57 01 January 2019 Jessica Frank-Keyes Fireworks light up the night sky in Cromer, to celebrate New Year's Day. Picture: Ian Burt Archant The organisers of Cromer’s annual fireworks event say they are confident the £9,000 display will go off with a bang. The New Year’s Day fireworks over the pier are an annual highlight of the festive calendar in Cromer.And this year, with 10,000 to 15,000 people expected to pack the town’s streets for the fun run, torchlight parade and firework display, the event’s organiser has said he is confident the event will go ahead as planned this evening.Pat West, fireworks committee chairman said: “We’ve got no worries about the weather at all.“All our car parks are open and the fireworks people are 99.9pc sure we should be fine at 5pm.”The event had to be postponed by a week due to adverse weather conditions in 2017, but went ahead as scheduled last year.Mr … [Read more...] about Cromer New Year’s Day fireworks organiser confident ‘special’ 20th annual event will go ahead
THE New Year’s Day Parade will see more than 10,000 performers take to the streets of London’s West End today. Dancers, acrobats, cheerleaders, marching bands, historic vehicles and more will kick off the colourful celebrations at midday. Here’s the lowdown on what’s going on. What is the New Year’s Day Parade route? The New Year's Day parade runs from Piccadilly at 12pm, proceeding towards Piccadilly Circus, Lower Regent Street, Waterloo Place, Pall Mall, Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall and Parliament Street. The parade can be seen for free from all the streets along the route, or tickets can be purchased for the grandstand for those looking for a better view of proceedings. Dozens of roads along the route will be closed until 6pm. A comprehensive list of all the roads affected by closures for the parade can be found here. How can I get there? There are dozens of means of travelling to the parade. Here’s the lowdown on how to get there: … [Read more...] about What is London’s New Year’s Day Parade route and what roads are closed?
By Staff report | | PUBLISHED: December 28, 2018 at 12:31 pm | UPDATED: December 31, 2018 at 8:58 pm Does your concept of a perfect New Year’s Day involve footie pajamas, oversized Spongebob slippers, cocoa by the Costco-sized container — and, if required, this season’s hippest hangover cure? Take a moment to make sure the remote hasn’t danced under the sofa, then read on. Here’s your guide to the couch-potato-pleasing splendor of Jan. 1 on TV: The Real Big Red RoseCast Even during these polarized times of shutdowns, putdowns, smackdowns and tweetbursts, we can all agree on one thing: Every new year starts with hope, optimism and Pasadena’s Rose Parade. This year’s march down Colorado Boulevard boasts all kinds of firsts, most of them achieved by her highness Louise Deser Siskel, the first Jewish Rose Queen, first LGBTQ Rose Queen, first Sequoyah High senior Rose Queen and, gasp, first glasses-wearing Rose Queen. Attention, Elon … [Read more...] about New Year’s Day, couch-potato style: Where to watch all the parades, football and marathons
Three years and a billion miles past Pluto, NASA's New Horizons probe is on the verge of at least one more pioneering, once-in-a-lifetime milestone: a New Year's Day flyby of a small body known as 2014 MU69, unofficially dubbed Ultima Thule -- "beyond the known world" -- in a NASA naming contest. Like Pluto, Ultima Thule is a denizen of the remote Kuiper Belt, a vast realm beyond the orbit of Neptune populated by uncounted dwarf planets and a reservoir of frozen remnants left over from the birth of the solar system 4.6 billion years ago.Little more than a dim point of light to even the Hubble Space Telescope, Ultima Thule will be the most distant object ever directly explored, a record that likely will stand for decades to come if not longer.If all goes well, New Horizons will race by its target at a velocity of 32,000 mph -- nearly nine miles per second -- at 12:33 a.m. on New Year's Day, passing within about 2,200 miles of Ultima Thule's as-yet-unseen surface.Four hours later, the … [Read more...] about NASA’s New Horizons probe on course for historic New Year’s Day flyby of Ultima Thule