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Nottingham helps students learn about modern slavery

Nottinghamshire University News Feed - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:10
Every first-year student at the University of Nottingham will receive a free book on modern slavery this September, as part of a year-long programme by the Rights Lab to help build a slavery-free-campus.
Categories: Nottinghamshire

Four arrests after 'BB gun' shootings in Bicester

BBC Oxford - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:09
Four men are in police custody after two teenagers and a woman were injured in Bicester.
Categories: Oxford

Middlesbrough v Bolton Wanderers (Wed)

BBC Manchester - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:00
Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday's Championship game between Middlesbrough and Bolton Wanderers.
Categories: Manchester

Clean-up starts after burst water main in Milton Keynes

BBC Beds Bucks Herts - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 11:57
The main was leaking 100 litres (22 gallons) of water per second during the flood, the council said.

Reading v Norwich City (Wed)

BBC Berkshire - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 11:49
Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday's Championship game between Reading and Norwich City.
Categories: Berkshire

Theft of oil drums - Caistor

Lincolnshire Police RSS News Feed - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 11:33
Oil drums were stolen from the High Street, Caistor
Categories: Lincolnshire

Steve McQueen begins Year 3 school photo project

BBC London News Feed - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 11:30
Year 3 pupils from London's 2,410 primary schools will be specially photographed for the Tate Britain project.

Armistice - Private View for Teachers

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 11:26

Armistice: Legacy of the Great War in Norfolk

Exhibition Private View for Teachers

Norwich Castle, Wednesday 31 October, 4 - 6pm

Join us for a private view with curator Kate Thaxton and members of the Learning Team.

The exhibition is a superb opportunity for schools to explore the impact of the First World War in Norfolk, and a fitting finale to four years of centenary celebrations. Themes include hospitals, defence, women & politics and commemoration. The displays feature lots of individual stories, and show art, photographs, film, archives, costumes & textiles and technology. Lenders include the Norfolk Record Office, East Anglian Film Archive, National Army Museum and Imperial War Museum.

Please book your free place in advance by contacting or 01603 493636.

Categories: Norfolk

AWE Aldermaston: Atomic weapons site in staff safety breach

BBC Berkshire - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 11:24
Management failings resulted in an electrician suffering burns at AWE in Aldermaston, a court hears.
Categories: Berkshire

Liverpool FC's revised Anfield concerts plan approved

Merseyside BBC News Feed - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 11:19
Liverpool FC has been granted permission to host up to six concerts at Anfield outside the football season.
Categories: Merseyside

Educating Greater Manchester head Drew Povey resigns

BBC Manchester - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 11:13
Drew Povey, of Harrop Fold School, starred in Channel 4's Educating Greater Manchester.
Categories: Manchester

Stephen Darby: Motor neurone disease diagnosis forces Bolton full-back to retire

Merseyside BBC News Feed - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:55
Bolton defender Stephen Darby retires from football, aged 29, after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease.
Categories: Merseyside

Stephen Darby: Motor neurone disease diagnosis forces Bolton full-back to retire

BBC Manchester - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:55
Bolton defender Stephen Darby retires from football, aged 29, after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease.
Categories: Manchester

Detailed guide: National leaders of education: a guide for potential applicants

Department For Education News Feed - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:55
Find out about becoming a national leader of education (NLE), what's involved and how to apply.
Categories: Education

Police and Crime Commissioner's decision on contract

Cleveland Police rss News Feed - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:50
<P></P> <P>Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has made the decision not to extend, beyond its 10 year term, a private sector contract to provide services to Cleveland Police.</P>
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Plans for £100m indoor arena in Bristol unveiled

Bristol BBC NewsFeed - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:49
The venue next to Ashton Gate would provide a home for Bristol Flyers basketball team, developers say.
Categories: Bristol

Transparency data: New school proposals

Department For Education News Feed - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:44
Lists of local authorities seeking academy and free school proposers, and of all academies and free schools already set up.
Categories: Education

Honda: No-deal Brexit 'would cost tens of millions'

Wiltshire BBC News Feed - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:35
The Japanese carmaker would be less competitive if the UK quits the EU without a deal, it tells the BBC.
Categories: Wiltshire

Weymouth Peninsula regeneration moves a step closer

Dorset Council News Feed - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:34

Councillors have backed ambitious plans to breathe fresh life into the landmark Weymouth Peninsula site.

Members of Weymouth and Portland Borough Council’s Management Committee voted in favour of progressing the regeneration scheme when they met today, Tuesday 18 September. 

Iconic site

The project aims to turn the iconic site – home to Weymouth Pavilion and Jurassic Skyline – into a year-round destination for residents and visitors with upgraded tourism and leisure facilities.

A 100-room hotel, a pub/diner with rooms and improvements to public space and a walkway around the iconic site are all proposed in the first phase along with repairs to harbour walls.

Exciting scheme to regenerate the town centre

All-weather, year-round leisure attractions, marine facilities and restaurants are proposed in the next stage. 

Cllr Jeff Cant, Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Leader and Briefholder for Finance and Assets, said: “This exciting scheme is one of the most important elements in our masterplan to regenerate the town centre, improve the harbour and transform Weymouth into a year round destination.

 “Redevelopment proposals have been considered over several years, including consultation events about our town centre masterplan, workshops and more recently a public exhibition specifically about the Peninsula proposals.

“We’re committed to creating an impressive leisure destination which will strengthen the local economy and make Weymouth an even more attractive place in which to live and to visit.”Recommendations supported

Members of the management committee supported all recommendations – including approval for the business case, funding arrangements and demolition of the former ferry terminal  building for car parking.

The scheme now goes forward to the shadow Dorset Council formal Executive Committee October 1 (and then the Weymouth and Portland full council on October 11 when the council, as Statutory Harbour Authority (SHA) will formally consider the proposal.

If the financial business case proposals are supported, and assuming the outline planning application for regeneration is approved, then a detailed planning application for the first phase of works will be lodged later this year to get the scheme underway. People will be able to have their say at this formal planning stage.

52% of people say ‘very good’ or ‘good’

The overall cost of the first phase is around £14,445,000, including funds already committed for the repair of the harbour wall near the rowing ferry steps.

If approved, the council would seek to borrow £11,441,000 from the Public Work Loan Board to progress the scheme.

More than 700 people – including businesses, residents and hoteliers – had their say about the proposals in consultation earlier this year.

Some 52 per cent of people felt that the proposed scheme was ‘very good’ or ‘good’ and 27 per cent said it was ‘fair’.

The Council has worked with advisors at commercial property experts Cushman and Wakefield over the past year to test and refine its business case for the redevelopment.

The council’s Harbour Management Board has already supported the Weymouth Peninsula proposals.

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