Manchester Arena will reopen with a speical benefit concert to honour the victims of May's terror attack there.
Liverpool Marks Cunard Anniversary
Plans have been revealed to mark what is being described as the most spectacular ever gathering of Cunard's Three Queens when they sail in to their spiritual home and meet on the Mersey on Monday 25 May.
Activities will take place across the weekend with hundreds of thousands of people expected to descend on the city for this potentially once in a lifetime experience.
As part of the programme, state-of-the-art projections will bring to life some of the city's iconic waterfront buildings. The exact details are still being decided but part of it will be called Sea of Faces which will result in hundreds of faces of people who live in, work in, play in or just love Liverpool beamed on to the buildings. There'll be an announcement in the spring about how people can get involved.
Assistant Mayor and Cabinet Member for culture and tourism, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: "In every sense of the word, we had a giant year last year in terms of our event programme, and Liverpool is maintaining that momentum as we prepare for yet another momentous year for the city.
"There's still five months to go before the three monarchs of the sea head for the River Mersey, and yet there is already an air of excitement about their arrival, not just in the city but across the UK and the rest of the world.
"It's rare for the three vessels to be in the same place at the same time, but it will be the first time the Queens will converge on our majestic waterfront and it's guaranteed to be the Kodak moment of 2015.. "
The RSPCA is looking after a poorly seal pup rescued after getting stuck on rocks at West Kirby Marine Park, in Wirral.
The Manchester Resilience Hub will be focused on helping people directly affected by the terror attack such as those at the Ariana Grande concert, immediate family members and emergency responders.
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