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Radio: retail, leisure and art to bring new life to English seaside

The Victorian splendour of many of Britain’s coastal towns has long faded. Many of them rank among our most economically deprived communities. The Southend-born writer Farrah Jarral talks to people who believe in a brighter future by the seaside, including an entrepreneur with a vision for the Wirral. Is he our New Victorian? … visit BBC Radio 4 to hear full broadcast of Positive Thinking

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Denbies Wine Estate

England’s first carbon neutral vineyard hotel: solar-powered luxury!

England’s first carbon neutral vineyard hotel is set to open this July at Denbies Wine Estate in Surrey, England’s largest vineyard. The new luxury hotel offers 17 en-suite rooms as well as the new Vineyard Restaurant, and bar area for guests. Denbies has worked closely with architect, Tony Oke, who designed Denbies Winery in the early nineties, to adopt the best measures to achieve a carbon neutral status. Denbies said many measures have been taken to ensure the hotel achieves as close to full carbon neutral status – zero carbon…

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Wasps management

Coventry’s Wasps plan new sport and music arena

| Aviva Premiership rugby union club Wasps is considering the possibility of building a second arena close to its current home | Wasps purchased the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, England in November 2014. The club aims to “expand its footprint”, making its suite of facilities more enticing to people in the local area. The second arena would act as an indoor sports and music facility, plans are at an early stage but the project could start within two or three years. The facility would include activities such as indoor surfing,…

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