A view of Liverpool city centre viewed from the Anglican Cathedral. Photo from Wikimedia nCommons

Developments cost Liverpool waterfront’s World Heritage status

UNESCO has stripped the city of Liverpool of its world heritage status due to the “irreversible loss” to the historic value of Victorian docks following years of development. The UN’s heritage body said the “outstanding universal value” of Liverpool’s waterfront had been lost to new buildings, including Everton football club’s £500m stadium. In 2012, UNESCO warned that Liverpool was on the brink of being stripped of the status it had been awarded in 2004 because development was changing the city’s skyline and waterfront. The UN agency said developments such as…

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Regal Cinema Model

Tribute to model maker for brilliant scale replicas of landmark Leamington cinema

A former manager of Leamington’s landmark cinema has paid tribute to his late friend and model maker who created brilliant scale replicas of the building. Gary Stevens was the manager of The Apollo Cinema – now the Vue Cinema – in Portand Place East in the 1990s when he first met Peter Lee. Peter lived in Leamington with his wife Sally for 45 years and he became known by town historians and art fans for his hobby that led to TV and radio interviews, a DVD of his work, and…

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MIPIM | Flintoff targets Mayfield for next Manchester development

Logik Developments, headed up by former cricketer Andrew Flintoff alongside developers Neil Spencer and Tony Bhatti, is looking to start its first major project in Manchester city centre later this year, and is lining up two potential schemes as part of the city’s Mayfield framework. Place North West sat down with the team to find out what else the developer has planned. Flintoff and his cousin Spencer, who is the company’s managing director, have been running Logik for around five years, but made their first foray into large-scale residential development…

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