Oxygen Extend Portfolio

The UK’s first choice indoor family activity brand, Oxygen, has announced the acquisition of regional trampoline operator, RedKangaroo. Under the acquisition, Oxygen will continue to operate RedKangaroo’s sites in Reading, Nottingham and Coventry under the RK brand with the view to integrating them into the Oxygen brand in the months ahead. RedKangaroo is Oxygen’s third acquisition in nine months, following the purchase of trampoline parks in Wilmslow and Rayleigh earlier this year, and takes the company to nine locations, with the portfolio also including The O2, Croydon, Derby and Acton…

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£180 million to improve children’s development in the early years

Thousands of early years professionals will benefit from investment to drive quality and training, and to better support the next generation of children. Every region in England will benefit from programmes to improve teaching of children’s early speech, language and numeracy, along with professional development to build strong leadership skills and improve the understanding of children’s development. New opportunities will also be provided for graduates looking to embark on a career in early years teaching, as well as staff looking to train as early years special educational needs coordinators (SENCOs).…

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Leisure revamp for Skelmersdale shopping centre

Part of the Concourse Shopping Centre’s upper level could be transformed into a WonderWorld entertainment complex, after a cinema was developed on the ground floor last year. The final stages of fit-out and decoration are currently taking place at the two-screen Ultra Star Cinema, which will become the first picture house to operate in Skelmersdale since 1982. The Concourse is owned by the Skelmersdale Limited Partnership, a joint venture between London & Cambridge Properties and Threadneedle Investments. Moorgate Developments has now submitted plans to West Lancashire Council for a range…

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