Dubai in the Metaverse

Dubai Municipality to create a futuristic, virtual version of the city The metaverse has become closer to reality than we could have imagined; residents could be joined by friends from other parts of the world in the form of avatars taking a virtual walk through a park in the city, the director-general of Dubai Municipality said Dubai Municipality has revealed plans to work with private sector companies and investors to create a futuristic, human-centred version of the city in the metaverse called One Human Reality. Speaking at a plenary session…

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Next Steps for £70m Littlewoods TV and Film Studio

The next steps have been set out to unlock a potential £70m redevelopment of the iconic Littlewoods building in Liverpool, which could create almost 4,000 jobs. The scheme would aim to create one of the UK’s biggest TV and film complexes. The project includes major studios, creative office and new media facilities, and seeks to transform Liverpool into one of Europe’s premier TV and film hubs. The former art-deco HQ of the Littlewoods empire has been vacant for decades and is in a state of severe dilapidation, including fire damage in 2018.…

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Boom Battle Bar Sheffield: New £1m venue

A new 12,000 square foot venue with an ‘entertainment battleground full of competitive gaming’ including axe throwing, a battle baseball batting cage, beer pong and indoor ice curling is set to open in the city centre. A spokesperson for Boom Battle Bar (BBB) said the venue is set to open in the leisure section of The Moor’s shopping complex, next to The Light cinema in the ‘first quarter of next year’. ‘North of £1 million’ is to be spend on the venue, which will create 40 jobs, combining a ‘premium bar, food offering and…

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