Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Awards are accolades bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign. The annual ceremony at which the awards are presented is a part of the film industrys awards season. The 74th Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film, the 1st Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best achievements in 1943 filmmaking, was held in January 1944, at the 20th Century-Fox studios. Subsequent ceremonies were held at venues throughout the next decade, including the Beverly Hills Hotel. In 1950, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association made the decision to establish an honorary award to recognize outstanding contributions to the entertainment industry. Recognizing its subject as a figure within the entertainment industry. The official name of the award became the Cecil B. In 1963, the Miss Golden Globe concept was introduced, in its inaugural year, two Miss Golden Globes were named, one for film and one for television.
The two Miss Golden Globes named that year were Eva Six and Donna Douglas, respectively, in 2009, the Golden Globe statuette was redesigned. It was unveiled at a conference at the Beverly Hilton prior to the show. The broadcast of the Golden Globe Awards, telecast to 167 countries worldwide, generally ranks as the third most-watched awards show each year, behind only the Oscars, gervais returned to host the 68th and 69th Golden Globe Awards the next two years. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the 70th, 71st and 72nd Golden Globe Awards in 2015, the Golden Globe Awards theme song, which debuted in 2012, was written by Japanese musician and songwriter Yoshiki Hayashi. On January 7,2008, it was announced due to the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike. The ceremony was faced with a threat by striking writers to picket the event, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association was forced to adopt another approach for the broadcast. In acting categories, Meryl Streep holds the record for the most competitive Golden Globe wins with eight, including honorary awards, such as the Henrietta Award, World Film Favorite Actor/Actress Award, or Cecil B.
DeMille Award, Barbra Streisand leads with nine, Streisand won for composing the song Evergreen, producing the Best Picture, and directing Yentl in 1984. Jack Nicholson, Angela Lansbury, Alan Alda and Shirley MacLaine have six awards each, behind them are Rosalind Russell and Jessica Lange with five wins. Meryl Streep holds the record for most nominations with thirty, at the 46th Golden Globe Awards an anomaly occurred, a three way-tie for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Home Box Office is an American premium cable and satellite television network that is owned by Time Warner through its respective flagship company Home Box Office, Inc. HBO is the oldest and longest continuously operating pay television service in the United States, in 2014, HBO had an adjusted operating income of US$1.79 billion, compared to the US$1.68 billion it accrued in 2013. HBO has 49 million subscribers in the United States and 130 million worldwide as of 2016, the network provides seven 24-hour multiplex channels, including HBO Comedy, HBO Latino, HBO Signature and HBO Family. It launched the streaming service HBO Now in April 2015, and has over 2 million subscribers in the United States as of February 2017. In addition to its U. S. subscriber base, HBO distributes content in at least 151 countries, HBO subscribers generally pay for an extra tier of service that includes other cable- and satellite-exclusive channels even before paying for the channel itself. Cable providers can require the use of a converter box – usually digital – in order to receive HBO, many HBO programs have been syndicated to other networks and broadcast television stations, and a number of HBO-produced series and films have been released on DVD.
The new system, which Dolan named Sterling Information Services, became the first urban underground cable system in the United States. In that same year, Time-Life, Inc. purchased a 20% stake in Dolans company, in the summer of 1971, while on a family vacation in France, Charles Dolan began to think of ideas to make Sterling Manhattan profitable. He came up with the concept for a television service. Dolan presented his idea to Time-Life management, though satellite distribution seemed only a distant possibility at the time, he persuaded Time-Life to back him on the project. To gauge whether consumers would be interested in subscribing to a pay television service, in a meeting of Dolan and some Time-Life executives who were working on the project, various other names were discussed for the new service. Home Box Office launched on November 8,1972, however, HBOs launch came without fanfare in the press, as it was not covered by any local or national media outlets. Home Box Office distributed its first sports event immediately after the film, Four months in February 1973, Home Box Office aired its first television special, the Pennsylvania Polka Festival.
Home Box Office would use a network of relay towers to distribute its programming to cable systems throughout its service area. Sterling Manhattan Cable continued to lose money because the company had only a small base of 20,000 customers in Manhattan. Time-Life dropped the Sterling name and the company was renamed Manhattan Cable Television under Time-Lifes control in March 1973, Gerald Levin, who had been with Home Box Office since it began operations as its vice president of programming, replaced Dolan as the companys president and chief executive officer. In September 1973, Time-Life, Inc. completed its acquisition of the pay service. HBO would eventually increase its fortunes within two years, by April 1975, the service had around 100,000 subscribers in Pennsylvania and New York state, in 1974, they settled on using a geostationary communications satellite to transmit HBO to cable providers throughout the United States
A Little Princess
A Little Princess is a childrens novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, first published as a book in 1905. It is a version of the short story Sara Crewe, or, What Happened at Miss Minchins. Based on a 2007 online poll, the U. S. National Education Association named the one of its Teachers Top 100 Books for Children. In 2012 it was ranked number 56 among all-time childrens novels in a survey published by School Library Journal and it was the second of two Burnett novels among the Top 100, with The Secret Garden number 15. Miss Minchin openly fawns over Sara for her money, but secretly and jealously despises her for her wealth, Miss Minchins younger sister, Amelia, is kindhearted yet her will is weak. Despite her privilege, Sara is neither arrogant nor snobbish, but rather kind and she extends her friendship to Ermengarde, the school dunce, to Lottie, a four-year-old student given to tantrums, and to Becky, the lowly, stunted fourteen-year-old scullery maid. When Sara acquires the epithet of a princess, she embraces its favorable elements in her natural goodheartedness, after some time, Saras birthday is celebrated at Miss Minchins with a lavish party, attended by all her friends and classmates.
Just as it ends, Miss Minchin learns of Captain Crewes unfortunate demise, the scheme fails and Sara is left a pauper. Miss Minchin is left with an unpaid bill for Saras school fees and luxuries. In a rage, Miss Minchin takes away all of Saras possessions, makes her live in a cold and poorly furnished attic, for the next several years Sara is abused by Miss Minchin and the other servants, except for Becky. Amelia deplores how Sara is treated but is too weak to speak up about it, Sara is starved, worked for long hours, sent out in all weathers, poorly dressed in outgrown and worn-out clothes, and deprived of warmth or a comfortable bed in the attic. Despite her hardships, Sara is consoled by her friends and uses her imagination to cope, Sara continues to be kind and polite to everyone, including those who treat her badly. The bakery shop owner sees this and wants to reward Sara, meanwhile, Mr. Carrisford and his Indian assistant Ram Dass have moved into the house next door to Miss Minchins school.
Carrisford had been Captain Crewes friend and partner in the diamond mines, after the diamond mine venture failed, both Crewe and Carrisford became very ill, and Carrisford in his delirium abandoned his friend Crewe, who died of his jungle fever. As it turned out, the mines did not fail. Although Carrisford survived, he suffers from ailments and is guilt-ridden over abandoning his friend. He is determined to find Crewes daughter and heir, although he does not know where she is, Ram Dass befriends Sara when his pet monkey escapes into Saras adjoining attic. After climbing over the roof to Saras room to get the monkey, as a pleasant distraction and Ram Dass buy warm blankets, comfortable furniture and other gifts, and secretly leave them in Saras room when she is asleep or out
Royal National Theatre
The Royal National Theatre in London is one of the United Kingdoms three most prominent publicly funded performing arts venues, alongside the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Opera House. Internationally, it is known as the National Theatre of Great Britain, from its foundation in 1963 until 1976, the company was based at the Old Vic theatre in Waterloo. The current building is located next to the Thames in the South Bank area of central London, in addition to performances at the National Theatre building, the National Theatre company tours productions at theatres across the United Kingdom. Since 1988, the theatre has been permitted to call itself the Royal National Theatre, the theatre presents a varied programme, including Shakespeare and other international classic drama, and new plays by contemporary playwrights. Each auditorium in the theatre can run up to three shows in repertoire, thus widening the number of plays which can be put on during any one season. In June 2009, the theatre began National Theatre Live, a programme of simulcasts of live productions to cinemas, first in the United Kingdom, the programme began with a production of Phèdre, starring Helen Mirren, which was screened live in 70 cinemas across the UK.
NT Live productions have since been broadcast to over 1,000 venues in 35 countries around the world, the NT had an annual turnover of approximately £87 million in 2012–13, of which earned income made up 80%. Support from Arts Council England provided 20% of income, and the remaining 7% came from a mixture of companies, trusts, in 1847, a critic using the pseudonym Dramaticus published a pamphlet describing the parlous state of British theatre. Production of serious plays was restricted to the patent theatres, at the same time, there was a burgeoning theatre sector featuring a diet of low melodrama and musical burlesque, but critics described British theatre as driven by commercialism and a star system. There was a demand to commemorate serious theatre, with the Shakespeare Committee purchasing the playwrights birthplace for the nation demonstrating a recognition of the importance of serious drama, the following year saw more pamphlets on a demand for a National Theatre from London publisher Effingham William Wilson.
The situation continued, with a renewed call every decade for a National Theatre, attention was aroused in 1879 when the Comédie-Française took a residency at the Gaiety Theatre, described in The Times as representing the highest aristocracy of the theatre. This still left the capital without a national theatre and this work was interrupted by World War I. The play was part of the campaign to build a National Theatre. Still, the Government tried to apply unacceptable conditions to save money, attempting to force the amalgamation of the publicly supported companies. In July 1962, with agreements reached, a board was set up to supervise construction. The National Theatre Company opened on 22 October 1963 with Hamlet, the current building was designed by architects Sir Denys Lasdun and Peter Softley and structural engineers Flint & Neill and contains three stages, which opened individually between 1976 and 1977. The construction work was carried out by Sir Robert McAlpine, the Company was to remain at the Old Vic until 1977, when construction of the Olivier was complete.
The National Theatre building houses three separate auditoria, additionally, a temporary structure was added in April 2013 and closed in May 2016
Order of the British Empire
There is the related British Empire Medal, whose recipients are affiliated with, but not members of, the order. Recommendations for appointments to the Order of the British Empire were at first made on the nomination of the United Kingdom, the self-governing Dominions of the Empire, nominations continue today from Commonwealth countries that participate in recommending British honours. Most members are citizens of the United Kingdom or the Commonwealth realms that use the Imperial system of honours and awards. Honorary knighthoods are appointed to citizens of nations where the Queen is not head of state, honorary appointees are, referred to as Sir or Dame – Bill Gates or Bob Geldof, for example. In particular, King George V wished to create an Order to honour many thousands of those who had served in a variety of non-combatant roles during the First World War, when first established, the Order had only one division. However, in 1918, soon after its foundation, it was divided into Military. The Orders motto is For God and the Empire, at the foundation of the Order, the Medal of the Order of the British Empire was instituted, to serve as a lower award granting recipients affiliation but not membership.
In 1922, this was renamed the British Empire Medal, in addition, the BEM is awarded by the Cook Islands and by some other Commonwealth nations. The British monarch is Sovereign of the Order, and appoints all members of the Order. The next most senior member is the Grand Master, of whom there have been three, Prince Edward, the Prince of Wales, Queen Mary, and the current Grand Master, the Duke of Edinburgh. The Order is limited to 300 Knights and Dames Grand Cross,845 Knights and Dames Commander, and 8,960 Commanders. There are no limits applied to the number of members of the fourth and fifth classes. Foreign recipients, as members, do not contribute to the numbers restricted to the Order as full members do. Though men can be knighted separately from an order of chivalry, women cannot, and so the rank of Knight/Dame Commander of the Order is the lowest rank of damehood, and second-lowest of knighthood. Because of this, Dame Commander is awarded in circumstances in which a man would be created a Knight Bachelor, for example, by convention, female judges of the High Court of Justice are created Dames Commander after appointment, while male judges become Knights Bachelor.
The Order has six officials, the Prelate, the Dean, the Secretary, the Registrar, the King of Arms, the Bishop of London, a senior bishop in the Church of England, serves as the Orders Prelate. The Dean of St Pauls is ex officio the Dean of the Order, the Orders King of Arms is not a member of the College of Arms, as are many other heraldic officers. From time to time, individuals are appointed to a higher grade within the Order, thereby ceasing usage of the junior post-nominal letters
101 Dalmatians (1996 film)
101 Dalmatians is a 1996 American live-action family comedy film based on Walt Disneys animated 1961 movie adaptation of Dodie Smiths 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians. Directed by Stephen Herek and co-produced by John Hughes and Ricardo Mestres, it stars Glenn Close, Hugh Laurie, Mark Williams, Tim McInnerny, Jeff Daniels, in contrast with the 1961 film, none of the animals talk in this version. Released on November 27,1996 by Walt Disney Pictures, the film was praised for its faithfulness to the animated classic and it received mixed reviews, but was a commercial success, grossing $320.6 million in theaters against a $75 million budget. The film was nominated for a BAFTA award for best makeup effects. A theatrical sequel titled 102 Dalmatians was released on November 22,2000 with Close, despite receiving mostly negative reviews,102 Dalmatians was again a commercial success. American video game designer Roger Dearly lives with his pet dalmatian Pongo in London, One day, Pongo sets his eyes on a beautiful female dalmatian named Perdy.
After a frantic chase through the streets of London that ends in St. Jamess Park and her owner, Anita Campbell-Green falls in love with Roger when they meet. They both fall into the lake as a result of their dogs chasing each other, but they return to Rogers home and they get married along with Perdita and Pongo. Anita works as a designer at the House of de Vil. Anita, inspired by her dalmatian, designs a coat made with spotted fur, Cruella is intrigued by the idea of making garments out of actual dalmatians, and finds it amusing that it would seem as if she was wearing Anitas dog. Anita soon discovers that Perdy is pregnant and is informed by Nanny that she is, too. Some time later, Cruella visits their home and expresses contempt upon meeting Roger and her initial disgust at them having a baby turns to excitement when she finds out Perdy is expecting too. Several weeks later, she returns when a litter of 15 puppies are born and offers Roger and Anita £7,500 for them and she dismisses Anita and vows revenge against her and Roger.
She has her henchmen and Horace break into their home and steal the puppies while Roger and Anita are walking in the park with Pongo, along with 84 others dalmatians that were previously stolen, they deliver them to her ancient country estate, De Vil Mansion. She hires Skinner to kill and skin them to create her coat, a dog who had witnessed the stolen puppies follows Jasper and Horace to the mansion, and finds all of them inside, before helping them escape under the duos noses. They make their way to a farm, where they are joined by Pongo. Cruella arrives at the mansion and soon discovers what has happened, she decides to carry out the job herself, while Jasper and Horace attempt to search for them also. Meanwhile, Cruella tracks the puppies to the farm where they are hiding, they outwit her and cause her to fall into a vat of molasses and get thrown through a window into a pig pen
Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury, DBE is a British-American-Irish actress who has appeared in theatre and film, as well as a producer and songwriter. Her career has spanned seven decades, much of it in the United States, Lansbury was born to a middle-class family in central London, the daughter of actress Moyna Macgill and politician Edgar Lansbury. To escape the Blitz, in 1940 she moved to the United States with her mother and two younger brothers, and studied acting in New York City. Proceeding to Hollywood in 1942, she signed to MGM and obtained her first film roles, in Gaslight and The Picture of Dorian Gray, earning her two Oscar nominations and a Golden Globe Award. She appeared in eleven further MGM films, mostly in minor roles, although largely seen as a B-list star during this period, her appearance in the film The Manchurian Candidate received widespread acclaim and is cited as being one of her finest performances. Moving into musical theatre, Lansbury finally gained stardom for playing the role in the Broadway musical Mame.
Amid difficulties in her life, Lansbury moved from California to County Cork, Ireland, in 1970. These included leading roles in the stage musicals Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, through Corymore Productions, a company that she co-owned with her husband Peter Shaw, Lansbury assumed ownership of the series and was its executive producer for the final four seasons. She moved into voice work, thereby contributing to animated films such as Disneys Beauty, since then, she has toured in a variety of international theatrical productions and continued to make occasional film appearances. In 2014, Lansbury was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II in a ceremony at Windsor Castle for services to drama, charitable work, Lansbury has received an Honorary Oscar and has won five Tony Awards, six Golden Globes, an Olivier Award, and one Grammy Award. She has nominated for numerous other industry awards, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress on three occasions, and various Primetime Emmy Awards on eighteen occasions.
She has been the subject of three biographies, Lansbury was born to an upper middle class family on October 16,1925. Although her birthplace has often given as Poplar, East London, she has rejected this, asserting that while she had ancestral connections to Poplar, she was born in Regents Park. Her mother was Belfast-born actress Moyna Macgill, who appeared on stage in the West End. Her father was the wealthy English timber merchant and politician Edgar Lansbury and her paternal grandfather was the Labour Party leader and anti-war activist George Lansbury, a man whom she felt awed by and considered a giant in my youth. Angela had a half sister, who was the offspring of Moynas previous marriage to writer. When Lansbury was nine, her father died from stomach cancer, in 2014, Lansbury described this event as the defining moment of my life. Nothing before or since has affected me so deeply and she nevertheless considered herself largely self-educated, learning from books and cinema
Last Action Hero
Last Action Hero is a 1993 American cult comic fantasy action film directed and produced by John McTiernan. Austin OBrien co stars as a boy magically transported into the Slater universe, Last Action Hero was a box office disappointment during its initial theatrical release. The film features Art Carneys last appearance in a motion picture, Danny Madigan is a teenage boy living in a crime-ridden area of New York City with his widowed mother Irene. A film buff, Danny often skips school to watch films at his elderly friend Nicks movie theatre, when Nick gives Danny a golden ticket once owned by Harry Houdini, Danny finds himself pulled into the world his favorite action hero Jack Slater. Despite Dannys insistence that they are in a film, Slater believes Danny is just an imaginative kid - despite Dannys intimate knowledge of Slaters life, Danny attempts to help Slater solve his current case by leading him to the mansion home of the villain Tony Vivaldi. Unfortunately, this alerts Vivaldis henchman Mr.
Benedict to the pair, Vivaldi attempts to assassinate the two, stealing Dannys ticket in the process and eventually finding his way to our world. Danny and Slater - vulnerable in our world and no longer protected by plot armor - successfully stop the plan, a desperate Danny returns Slater to his world, knowing that in the world of Jack Slater, the hero wouldnt be allowed to die. A recovered Slater enthusiastically embraces the true nature of his reality, arnold Schwarzenegger as Jack Slater / himself Austin OBrien as Danny Madigan Charles Dance as Benedict, Vivaldis right-hand man. He is a supporting antagonist of Jack Slater IV, but becomes the true antagonist of the main film, Robert Prosky as Nick Tom Noonan as The Ripper / himself Frank McRae as Lieutenant Dekker Slaters immediate supervisor whos always screaming at him. Anthony Quinn as Tony Vivaldi, the main antagonist of Jack Slater IV until Dannys interference changes events Bridgette Wilson as Whitney Slater, Whitney is Jacks daughter, and Meredith is the actress who plays her in the Slater films. F.
Murray Abraham as John Practice, Jacks friend, revealed as a traitor, Danny says not to trust him saying he killed Mozart, referring to Abrahams Oscar-winning role in Amadeus. Tina Turner appears at the climax of Jack Slater III as the mayor of Los Angeles, when Danny and Jack arrive at LAPD headquarters, Sharon Stone and Robert Patrick appear outside the front door as Catherine Tramell and the T-1000, respectively. Stone had earlier played Schwarzeneggers wife in Total Recall, inside the LAPD Headquarters, an officer shouts Hey Slater. This is actor Mike Muscat, who played Moshier in Terminator 2, Judgment Day, one of the Cyberdyne Security officers on the phone who calls the police to say, coincidentally Muscat was Edward Furlongs acting coach. Sylvester Stallone as the Terminator on a poster promoting Terminator 2 and this appears to be a playful jab at Schwarzeneggers close rivalry with Stallone. Model/actress Angie Everhart as a store clerk During the premiere of Jack Slater IV in the real world.
Wilson Phillips appears singing during the funeral scene, ian McKellen as Death, who emerges from Ingmar Bergmans film The Seventh Seal Danny DeVito as the voice of Whiskers, after they played brothers in Twins. Joan Plowright as the English teacher who shows her class the 1948 film adaptation of Hamlet, Last Action Hero was an original screenplay by Zak Penn and Adam Leff, meant to parody typical action film screenplays of writers such as Shane Black
ITV Granada is the Channel 3 regional service for North West England. The licence for the region has been held by ITV Broadcasting Limited since November 2008 and it is the largest independent television-franchise producing company in the UK, accounting for 25% of the total broadcasting output of the ITV network. It had been held by Granada Television, which was founded by Sidney Bernstein and this was the only surviving company of the original four Independent Television Authority franchisees from 1954, Granada Media Group merged with Carlton Communications to form ITV plc in 2004. It covers Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, northwestern Derbyshire, part of Cumbria, on 15 July 2009, the Isle of Man was transferred to ITV Granada from ITV Border. Broadcasting by Granada Television began on 3 May 1956 under the North of England weekday franchise and it was marked by a distinctive northern identity, and used stylised letter G logo forming an arrow pointing north, often with the tagline Granada, from the north.
Granada plc merged with Carlton Communications to form ITV plc in 2004 after a duopoly had developed over the previous decade, Granada Television Ltd still legally exists. Along with most other companies owned by ITV plc, it is listed on www. companieshouse. gov. uk as a Dormant company. Other companies listed are Granada Television International and Granada Television Overseas Ltd, the North West region is regarded as ITVs most successful franchise. The Financial Times and The Independent once described Granada Television, the franchise holder. Nine Granada programmes were listed in the BFI TV100 in 2000, some of its most notable programmes include Coronation Street, Seven Up. The Royle Family, The Jewel in the Crown, Brideshead Revisited, World in Action, University Challenge, notable employees have included Paul Greengrass, Michael Apted, Mike Newell, Jeremy Isaacs, Andy Harries, Russell T Davies and Leslie Woodhead. Granada Television, a subsidiary of Granada Ltd, originated in Granada Theatres Ltd and it was founded in Dover in 1930 by Sidney Bernstein and his brother Cecil.
The company was incorporated as Granada Ltd in 1934 and listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1935 and it is named after the Spanish city of Granada. Channel 59 from Winter Hill and started broadcasting in colour in the Autumn of 1969, the Bernsteins became involved in commercial television, a competitor to the cinema chains. Bernstein bid for the North of England franchise, which he believed would not affect the companys largely southern-based cinema chain, in 1954, the Independent Television Authority awarded Granada the North of England contract for Monday to Friday, with ABC serving the same area on weekends. The North and London were the two biggest regions, Granada preferred the North because of its tradition of home-grown culture, and because it offered a chance to start a new creative industry away from the metropolitan atmosphere of London. Compare this with London and its suburbs—full of displaced persons, and, of course, if you look at a map of the concentration of population in the North and a rainfall map, you will see that the North is an ideal place for television.
Bernstein selected a base from Leeds and Manchester, Granada executive Victor Peers believed Manchester was the preferred choice even before executives toured the region to find a suitable site
Scunthorpe is a town in Lincolnshire, England. It is the centre of the North Lincolnshire unitary authority. A predominantly industrial town, the United Kingdoms largest steel processing centre, is known as the Industrial Garden Town. It is the third largest settlement in Lincolnshire, after Lincoln, the Member of Parliament for Scunthorpe is Nic Dakin. Scunthorpe as a town came into existence due to the exploitation of the local ironstone resources, the regional population grew from 1,245 in 1851 to 11,167 in 1901 and 45,840 in 1941. During the expansion Scunthorpe expanded to include the villages of Scunthorpe, Frodingham. Scunthorpe became an district in 1891, merged as Scunthorpe and Frodingham Urban District in 1919. Scunthorpe is located close to an outcrop of high-lime-content ironstone from a seam of the Lias Group strata which dates from the Early Jurassic period, ironstone was mined by open cast methods from the 1850s onwards, and by underground mining from the late 1930s. In the 1970s the steel industry in Scunthorpe transitioned to use of imported from outside the UK with higher iron content.
Underground mining in the area ceased in 1981, Scunthorpe was close to the epicentre of one of the largest earthquakes experienced in the British Isles on 27 February 2008, with a magnitude of 5.2. Significant shocks were felt in Scunthorpe and the surrounding North Lincolnshire area, the main 10-second quake, which struck at 00,56 GMT at a depth of 9.6 mi, was the second largest recorded in the British Isles. In 1984 a quake with a magnitude of 5.4 struck north Wales, Scunthorpe forms an unparished area in the borough and unitary authority of North Lincolnshire. The town forms six of the seventeen wards, namely Ashby, Crosby & Park, Kingsway with Lincoln Gardens. The Scunthorpe wards elect 16 of the boroughs 43 councillors, as of 2008, all are members of the Labour party. The councillors form the trustees of the Town of Scunthorpe. North Lincolnshire Council is based in Pittwood House off Ashby Road next to Festival Gardens and it opened in 1963 as the Civic Centre, and was the home of Scunthorpe Borough Council until 1996.
It was named after Edwin Pittwood, a local Labour politician, there are offices at Church Square House near the Scunthorpe Market. Pittwood House has since renamed as Civic Centre due to the relocation of the Register Office from its old premises in Oswald road