Northgate cinema and leisure complex

Somerset cinema and leisure development draws council investment

PLANS to build a cinema and leisure complex in Bridgwater have taken two steps forward this week. Sedgemoor District Council, which owns the site and will be fully funding the scheme, wants Northgate to become a premier attraction for Bridgwater, complete with a seven-screen cinema, four restaurants, a gym and a car park with 111 spaces. Last month the project was awarded £750,000 by the Government to create a cinema led leisure hub and improved open space on the site of the former Northgate Brewery but this week the project took two…

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Where UK retail shops are closing fastest

The coronavirus crisis has accelerated the shift away from retail premises towards e-commerce, a new study suggests. Around 300,000 square metres of retail space was lost in England and Wales in the past year, the equivalent of 42 football pitches, said private wealth and property law firm Boodle Hatfield. Manchester lost the largest amount of retail space, followed by Kingston upon Hull, Coventry, Sheffield and Peterborough, said the report. Boodle Hatfield said the current moratorium on evictions could be disguising the true impact of the pandemic on the retail sector…

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Newark, Notts gets ready for UK’s first drive-in festival

A new Drive-In festival is coming to the UK this month with nine live music concerts The festival is a selection of drive in concerts, with live music, food, drink and a film The UK’s first-announced live music Drive-In is coming to the country this month, with nine live music concerts over nine nights. Nightflix, a national drive-in cinema company, has revealed the dates for its August 2020 festival. The festival makes for the perfect social distancing event while the UK continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic, and will be…

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