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Leisure-led Merseyside developments tipped for property investment

Many property pundits have been espousing the benefits of investing in the North West to take advantage of low buy-in costs and high yields. Manchester has taken many of the plaudits in past decades, but Merseyside is now coming to the fore with demand driven by the numerous large-scale infrastructure developments taking place here. Liverpool had a difficult post-war period, but has been on an upward trajectory since being selected as the European Capital of Culture in 2008. The city has caught the eye of many investors in recent years…

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Westminster Council votes to throw out plans for mixed-use tower block

Plans for a tower block just yards from the congested carriageway of one of London’s busiest flyovers are set to be rejected because of their harm to “the character and appearance” of the area. Officials at Westminster council have recommended that the proposed 18 floor building overlooking the A40 Westway flyover should be thrown out by the local authority’s planning meeting tonight (Tuesday). The terracotta clad development at Five Kingdom Street would form the final stage of the Paddington Central masterplan. Documents lodged with the planning application show it rising above the four…

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Northumberland Council supports local theatre and ‘community hub’

Alnwick Playhouse, one of the town’s most popular and well loved buildings has re-opened to the public following a £3.3m renovation. The Playhouse building has been converted and now houses a community hub with a cafe, library and visitor centre on the ground floor. The  bar and  gallery have also been refurbished and the auditorium rebuilt incorporating features such as hand rails and ample seated leg room. Northumberland County Council has contributed £2.5 million towards the cost of the work, with the Playhouse raising a further £800,000.  A grand opening weekend…

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