Artist impression of long-awaited Northern Gateway cinema complex, Colchester

Northern Gateway construction gets underway

Construction work on a long-awaited cinema and leisure complex is set to begin next summer, Colchester Council has revealed. Turnstone Estates received permission for its Northern Gateway Leisure Development, on land off the A12 near Colchester United’s Jobserve Community Stadium, in 2016. It was set to feature up to a dozen restaurants, a hotel, leisure facilities and a 12-screen Cineworld Cinema. But the proposals were delayed due to a downturn in the restaurant market. However, next week Colchester Council’s cabinet is being asked to approve amendments to the make up…

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Scaffold structure of the Edinburgh Christmas Market

Organiser’s triple threat to cancel Edinburgh Christmas Market

Correspondence obtained by the Evening News lays bare the fraying relationship between Edinburgh City Council and Underbelly Underbelly’s director threatened to cancel Edinburgh’s Christmas Market and Hogmanay three times as tense negotiations over the so-called ‘space deck’ endangered the Capital’s festive celebrations. Emails and letters obtained by the Evening News paint a picture of Edinburgh City Council and Underbelly facing significant internal and external pressure with relationships beginning to strain to “breaking point” as the scandal which rocked both organisations took hold. They also lay bare Underbelly’s concerns about the…

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The cinema, being built in the Marsh Academy's leisure centre, will be the only one on the Marsh. Picture- Paul Amos

New Romney eagerly anticipates affordable 45-seat ‘Cinemarsh’

The final touches are being made to Cinemarsh on Romney Marsh – with an opening date now only months away. Based at the Marsh Academy’s leisure centre in New Romney, work started on the new movie theatre last year – five years after the initial idea for the project came about. The 46-seat auditorium is now complete, with the sound and projection systems having been installed by Sound Associates, one of the top digital cinema installers in the UK. Work on the new foyer and toilets is expected to be finished by the end of…

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