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UKHospitality calls for action on growing costs of delay to lifting restrictions

At the 2-week review point today, the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid has confirmed that 19 July remains the delayed date for all restrictions to be lifted. UKHospitality has called for the Government to factor in mounting costs in the sector as a consideration and to consider a range of mitigation measures due to this delay. The trade association has highlighted how the delay in lifting restrictions risks further business failures via unsustainable accrued debts, as well as compounding problems in an already challenging…

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Stinger Report 1076

The Stinger Report: Entertainment’s growing landscape – part 1

In The Stinger Report # 1076 This issue covers in detail: Report Skinny 1.  The amusement distribution impact emerging from lockdown sees major developments as the industry adjusts to the new normal. 2. SEGA reveals its entry into the eSports scene, with a brand-new platform to support competition, based on the Virtua Fighter property. 3. The use of new marketing platforms sees the amusement trade embrace the QR code revolution, as the rest of the market makes the move. ….and much, much more! Main Report It is more than obvious that the…

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CGI of Curzon Hawley Wharf

Unexpected cinema “renaissance” for London

London is getting four – yes, four – new cinemas this year The future is suddenly looking a whole lot brighter for London’s cinemas than it might have appeared a few months ago. With new openings planned, including three Curzons, a Picturehouse and a long-awaited cinema in Acton, it’s bigger too. First up is the three-screen Curzon Hoxton, which opened last week after Covid-related delays. A Gaumont Cinema until the ’50s, its Pitfield Street premises have gone back to its picturehouse roots. ‘It’s been eight years in the making and…

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