Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi: 32 awards for Yas Island’s attractions, infrastructure projects and developments

Yas Island has closed off 2019 with resounding success, sweeping up 32 awards and accolades for its world-class attractions, infrastructure projects and developments. Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of project leaders Miral, said: “As we come to the end of another successful year, we are both proud and humbled to be recognised for excellence around the world. “A decade on, Yas Island has once again cemented its position as a top global destination for entertainment and leisure, with its attractions and developments constantly receiving recognition from global leading industry entities. …

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The historic Tower Colliery site

Adventure leisure to ‘zip’ new life into disused Welsh collieries

Private equity-backed adventure activity company Zip World has shared details on its planned South Wales expansion. Since 2013, Zip World has opened three sites in the Snowdonia Mountain range, creating jobs and contributing millions to the North Wales economy in its first five years. The business has now confirmed it is set to launch at the historic old Tower Colliery site in the coal mining town of Hirwaun, set in the Rhigos mountain range.   The location was home to the oldest continuously working deep coal mine in the UK,…

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The House of Fraser store in Grimsby

Grimsby: council suggests site of closing department store for new cinema

Grimsby’s soon-to-close House of Fraser store would be a good spot for a new cinema for the town according to the council leader.  The department store will close on March 1 next year after being saved from closure nearly a year ago. The blow came soon after we revealed that a £20m plan for a multi-screen Cineworld on the Riverhead was dead in the water. At the time, North East Lincolnshire Council leader Philip Jackson said he thought a cinema was more likely inside Freshney Place. And following the House of…

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