Wednesday 27 October 2021

The 2020 winner of the hit television show Britain’s Got Talent is heading to Beverley’s Flemingate centre to kickstart Christmas. Hosted by Adam Smith and Alex Dunn, of Beverley FM, the lights switch-on on Friday November 19 will feature a spectacular laser light show, replacing previous years’ fireworks displays. 

Comedian and musician Jon Courtenay, who was crowned the 14th winner of Britain’s Got Talent, will make a special appearance while 17-year-old rising star Vinesto will also be there, performing his new single “Wish That We” from his forthcoming debut album “Different”.

As previously reported, Beverley FM is searching for a star of the future to join Adam and Alex on stage to perform the lights switch-on. Anyone over the age of 13  can enter by sending a WhatsApp video of them performing an original or cover song. The winner will not only open the event, but also appear on Beverley FM, enjoy a style makeover by the team at Flemingate’s Vintage & Co hair and beauty salon, and select an outfit of their choice, worth £100, from the centre’s H&M store.

You can visit Beverley FM’s Facebook page or Flemingate’s website for full details.

Beverley MP Graham Stuart has moved to defend his decision not to back moves to put a legal duty on water companies to stop raw sewage from being poured into waterways. He was one of 268 MPs to vote against an amendment to the Environment Bill tabled in the House of Lords.

Reacting to the vote, which saw Mr Stuart join with 264 other Tory MPs in voting against the measures, he told Beverley FM: Firstly, I’d like to assure my constituents that I’m very strongly opposed to untreated sewage being discharged into our rivers and off our coast.” 

He continued: “I agreed with much of what the amendment asked for, which is why, contrary to many reports, I didn’t vote against, but voted to remove a specific section of it which could have added costs of between £5,000 and £20,000 for every single household in the UK.”