Charity Investment leisure

Taller than the Angel of the North – Magnificent Lancaster Bomber sculpture with a wingspan of 31 metres to be erected in the East Midlands

Taller than the Angel of the North – Magnificent Lancaster Bomber sculpture with a wingspan of 31 metres to be erected in the East Midlands

Work to construct a giant steel sculpture of a Lancaster Bomber on the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire border is underway thanks to corporate and public donations, but funds are still needed to complete the project in 2019. The life-size sculpture, ‘On Freedom’s Wings’, is set to become an iconic national landmark, rivalling the Angel of the North in both size and status. The vision has been brought to life by The Bomber County Gateway Trust – …

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Business leisure

50,000 ride new my15 connecting Erewash and Airport

50,000 ride new my15 connecting Erewash and Airport

A new bus link connecting workers and passengers from Erewash to East Midlands Airport has carried 50,000 people in its first nine months. trentbarton created the new bus link in March 2018 for the people of Ilkeston, Stapleford and Sandiacre to access the thousands of new jobs being created in and around East Midlands Airport. The extension to the my15 service has run every hour, seven days a week, connecting the towns’ workers to current …

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leisure Property

PureGym gains third site in Nottingham

PureGym gains third site in Nottingham

National retail and leisure commercial property agent, Box Property, has secured national gym operator PureGym a third premises at Castle Marina Retail Park in Nottingham. Set to open in the New Year, the new 16,000 sq ft gym will occupy part of what was formerly the PC World store and with its two other branches in Basford and Beeston, the new gym will service clientele living and working within the south of the city. With …

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leisure

RAMS STARS CARRY OUT THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF MORLEY HAYES’ NEW DRIVING RANGE AND TOWER CAFÉ

RAMS STARS CARRY OUT THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF MORLEY HAYES’  NEW DRIVING RANGE AND TOWER CAFÉ

Golf enthusiasts and friends of Morley Hayes turned out in force to see Derby County stars Jack Marriott and Martyn Waghorn carry out the official opening of the new driving range and Tower Café at the facility on Main Road in Morley. The event marked the completion of extensive renovation works to expand the golf provision at Morley Hayes, which includes a 17 bay, all-weather floodlit driving range. The expansion has also seen the creation …

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Business leisure

James in line to be UK Bus Driver of the Year

James in line to be UK Bus Driver of the Year

trentbarton bus driver James Kearney is in the running to be named the UK’s best bus driver. James, who drives trentbarton services in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, joined trentbarton in 2004 and is one of eight finalists in the Top National Driver category of the UK Bus Awards 2018, an award sponsored by Volvo. The 46-year-old will find out if he has won at a ceremony in London on November 20. He was nominated for the …

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Construction Consultants leisure

Two council contracts completed by Focus Consultants

Two council contracts completed by Focus Consultants

Focus Consultants has completed two key contracts for Huntingdonshire District Council. The company project managed the recent refurbishment and improvements of the swimming pool and changing village at One Leisure St Neots. Focus was also contract administrator, principal designer and CDM advisor for the £260,000, nine-week scheme at the leisure centre. In addition, Focus Consultants has recently completed the project management of a £250,000 redevelopment scheme for the council to create a one-stop-shop Customer Service …

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Business leisure

INTU VICTORIA CENTRE INVESTS £1M TO TRANSFORM CLOCKTOWER DINING

INTU VICTORIA CENTRE INVESTS £1M TO TRANSFORM CLOCKTOWER DINING

Nottingham’s intu Victoria Centre has announced plans to invest £1m to transform its dining experience for shoppers. The work, which is due to be completed in November, will change the look and feel of the Clocktower dining area, creating a more natural, social space for shoppers to either grab food on the go or stop for a leisurely lunch or dinner. “This is an exciting time for Clocktower dining,” commented Nigel Wheatley, general manager at …

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leisure

NEWARK INDIAN RESTAURANT SHORTLISTED FOR MAJOR NATIONAL FOOD AWARDS

NEWARK INDIAN RESTAURANT SHORTLISTED FOR MAJOR NATIONAL FOOD AWARDS

An Indian and Bangladeshi Restaurant from Newark hopes to curry favour with judges at the Annual Curry Life Awards after being shortlisted again for an accolade. Ashiana Restaurant and Hotel in North Road, North Muskham, Newark, Notts, NG23 6HN, is celebrating the news that it is in the running for one of the Best Curry Restaurants in the UK in the competition, which is seen as the most celebrated annual event for British curry houses. Restaurant owner, …

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leisure

MORLEY HAYES IS RECOGNISED AS ONE OF EUROPE’S BEST HOTELS AT THE 2018 LUXURY TRAVEL GUIDE AWARDS

MORLEY HAYES IS RECOGNISED AS ONE OF EUROPE’S BEST HOTELS  AT THE 2018 LUXURY TRAVEL GUIDE AWARDS

Morley Hayes, one of Derbyshire’s best-loved leisure facilities, has been named UK Private Luxury Hotel of the Year at this year’s Luxury Travel Guide Awards, Europe.   The hotel, restaurant and golf venue on Main Road in Morley has been recognised in the European leg of The Luxury Travel Guide Awards, which represent the pinnacle of hospitality achievement.   The Luxury Travel Guide Awards celebrate excellence across all sectors of the travel and tourism industry. …

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Business leisure

Nottingham business strengthens its core team

Nottingham business strengthens its core team

Kinetik Fitness on Bottle Lane, Nottingham, has announced the appointment of Ben Cunnington as a full time personal trainer to accommodate its growth. Ben joins the business with more than five years of experience in the industry and previously worked at the University of Nottingham as a fitness instructor. Kinetik Fitness offers personal training sessions, its own fitness app, state of the art gym equipment and over 30 classes a week for its members, including …

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