Rugby club chosen to redevelop Granby Halls site in Leicester

| Leicester Tigers was chosen by Leicester City Council ahead of three “significantly serious” bids to redevelop the former Granby Halls site and have now opened negotiations to secure purchase and planning permission | The proposed scheme comprises a hotel at the tip of the triangular plot of land, with five stories of accommodation, conference facilities and a small number of shops and cafes. The proposed development also includes a high-quality public open space in front of the Welford Road ground to be used as a fanzone on match days. The…

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Destination Brocéliande

Legendary winner of ETIS and Accessible Tourism Awards

| Of many worthy winners at the EU’s first ETIS and Accessible Tourism Awards, the one that caught our eye was Destination Broceliande – but does it even exist? |  Brocéliande is a legendary forest filled with tales of King Arthur, magical fountains and Merlin the Magician. Well Destination Broceliande does exist and it is in Brittany. About 18 miles (30km) west of Rennes, the forest of Paimpont is all that remains of the vast forest that covered ancient inland Brittany. This is the location of the mythical Brocéliande. Today you can…

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2nd chance for creepy derelict theme park?

This derelict theme park has been the stage for many films, but perhaps now it can be as glamorous as the blockbusters it’s featured in. The Six Flags theme park in New Orleans was abandoned in 2005 following the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. The site first opened as a park under the name Jazzland in 2000 and was purchased, upgraded and renamed by Six Flags in 2002/3. Since its abandonment the site has fallen into disrepair. There have been a number of attempts at redevelopment with ideas including turning…

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