Precot Picture Palace

Can an old cinema help bring Prescot back to life?

John Sullivan gives a tour of the historic Prescot Picture Palace to ITV Granada “Did you know Liverpool was once known as Liverpool-near-Prescot?”, an enthusiastic man shouted as he crossed the road towards me. “And Daniel Craig spent some of his childhood here,” he continued. I didn’t know either but I was about to learn much more about this small Merseyside town and the exuberant figure approaching me. “Do you know Prescot? I’ll show you around,” he added without catching a breath. It turned out that this was the man I was…

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Premier Inn, Bournemouth. Photo: David Lally; Geograph.org.uk

Whitbread announces 2040 target to reach net zero carbon emissions

The UK’s largest hospitality company Whitbread has committed to reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2040. The Premier Inn owner, which also operates restaurant brands including Brewers Fayre and Beefeater, previously committed to reaching net zero by 2050 for its own operations but now plans to accelerate the programme under its Force for Good sustainability programme. In practice, this means a strategic plan to reduce its scope 1 and 2 emissions (emissions from energy use within buildings owned and/or operated by Whitbread under all Premier Inn hotels and restaurants both…

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Nightflix drive-in

London Luton Airport to host incredible outdoor drive-in cinema over three weeks

London Luton Airport has teamed up with Nightflix Outdoor Cinema to bring the big screen to the airport this April. The long-stay car park will showcase a variety of popular films over three weeks from Wednesday, April 28 to Friday, May 21 this year. Some of the hit movies include the classics Mamma Mia and Grease, alongside recent family favourites like The Greatest Showman, Frozen II and the latest blockbuster, Scoob! Viewers will be able to watch the films on the outdoor cinema screen from the comfort of their own vehicles.…

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