‘Living Room’ Cinema in Liphook to replace local ‘eyesore’

Works are likely to resume soon for the conversion of a run down former car showroom in Liphook into a state of the art independent ‘Living Room’ cinema But it recently came to light those behind the project are to buy the former Anchor Garage showroom. It had been previously agreed The Living Room Cinema company would lease the building for 20-years, convert it and open it as a cinema with a café/bar. The exciting proposal to convert the ‘eyesore’ building off Liphook Square was launched about four years ago…

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A view of Liverpool city centre viewed from the Anglican Cathedral. Photo from Wikimedia nCommons

Developments cost Liverpool waterfront’s World Heritage status

UNESCO has stripped the city of Liverpool of its world heritage status due to the “irreversible loss” to the historic value of Victorian docks following years of development. The UN’s heritage body said the “outstanding universal value” of Liverpool’s waterfront had been lost to new buildings, including Everton football club’s £500m stadium. In 2012, UNESCO warned that Liverpool was on the brink of being stripped of the status it had been awarded in 2004 because development was changing the city’s skyline and waterfront. The UN agency said developments such as…

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£50m facelift to create new leisure offer in Black Country

Asset manager of Black Country retail hub outlines plans to make shopping centre fit for a post-covid landscape by increasing the leisure and dining out options Merry Hill shopping centre is to undergo a major overhaul aimed at broadening the retail hub’s appeal in a post-covid landscape by increasing its leisure offer. Asset manager Ellandi has outlined a programme of renovation works worth £50 million as it aims to keep the centre relevant following a tumultuous time for the retail landscape as consumer habits changed and online shopping boomed during…

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