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  AFC Wimbledon get green light to build new Plough Lane stadium
AFC Wimbledon will begin building a new stadium at Plough Lane after reaching an agreement with Merton Council. The original Wimbledon FC had to leave Plough Lane in 1991 after the Taylor Report – undertaken in the wake of the Hillsborough tragedy – meant top flight sides had to play in all-seater stadiums. The .... more
  Starry shortlist announced for Adelaide art museum
A starry shortlist has been announced in the international competition to find a design team to create a new art museum in Adelaide, Australia. The Adelaide Contemporary – conceived as a sister museum to the Art Gallery of South Australia – will include an art gallery, a public sculpture park and a meeting place .... more
  John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Montreal hotel suite redesigned to celebrate iconic Bed-In for Peace
The Montreal hotel suite where John Lennon and Yoko Ono held their iconic Bed-In protest in May 1969 has been redesigned to celebrate 2017’s International Day of Peace. The pair spent seven days of their honeymoon in the bed of Suite 1742 at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth hotel in their unconventional push .... more
  DCMS and Wolfson Foundation partner for £4m museum and gallery improvement fund
A £4m (US$5.3m, €4.5m) fund has been launched to improve the quality of displays, enhance exhibition spaces and increase access to museums and galleries in the UK. The DCMS (the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund will be open to institutions across .... more
  Hilton drives Latin American expansion with Waldorf Astoria and resort planned for Mexico
Spread across a 100-acre site near the town of Cancun in the eastern state of Quintana Roo, the Hilton Cancun resort and the Waldorf Astoria Cancun are set to open in 2021. Design firms SB Architects, EDSA and HBA have been hand-selected to create “a fluid transition between indoor and outdoor spaces” .... more
  Work begins on Merlin's £20m Bear Grylls attraction
Construction is underway for Birmingham’s Bear Grylls Adventure – with Merlin Entertainments already planning a global rollout after the UK launch. Opening in 2018, the first Bear Grylls attraction will be based at the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre (NEC), targeting the adventure-based experiences .... more
  Drayson celebrates rise from school drop-out to UK fitness industry's Outstanding Individual of 2017
Danny Drayson has been on a journey from school drop-out to young person development ambassador at Life Leisure – and has now landed Active Training Awards' Outstanding Individual of the Year title along the way. The father-of-two, who collected his award earlier this month, joined Life Leisure’s Motivator Scheme .... more
  Exclusive: Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer on tourism and the city becoming its own brand
Orlando’s mayor has spoken about the importance of tourism to the theme park capital’s economy, making the city its own brand with attractions feeding back into its economy. In an exclusive interview with Attractions Management, Buddy Dyer – who has been re-elected as mayor four times since 2003 – spoke .... more
  Virgin Active strategy hinges on sense of community, says first head of group exercise
Israel Rivera has spoken of his plans to foster a “sense of belonging and camaraderie” at Virgin Active's UK clubs, after becoming the operator's first head of group exercise. Rivera told Health Club Management that cycling, barre and yoga would continue to be “at the forefront” of Virgin Active's .... more
  Four football hubs planned for Liverpool as Parklife Project grows
A grassroots football initiative is heading to Liverpool after its debut in Sheffield attracted more than 34,000 people in its first year. The Football Association’s ‘Parklife Project’ will kick off across four new football hubs in the city after Pulse Soccer and Leisure United were awarded a contract by .... more
  Huge waterpark to crown Malaysia's luxury mixed-use resort
A long-awaited luxury mega-destination, Desaru Coast, is scheduled to open in Malaysia in 2018, boasting one of the world’s biggest waterparks. Work is nearing completion on Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark, which will have the region’s largest wave pool and 17 different slides and water rides, including a .... more
  World's largest planetarium opens in St Petersburg
A 150-year-old gas storage facility on St Petersburg’s Obvodny Canal has been transformed into a record-breaking planetarium. Called Planetarium No1, the attraction takes the crown as the world’s largest planetarium, with its 37m (121ft) dome outstripping the former record holder in Nagoya, Japan. Filling a .... more
  Hotel targets professional football teams and referees with new training ground
A hotel in Warwickshire hopes to attract professional football teams after investing more than £100,000 (US$133,630, €113,510) in a new training ground. Hallmark Hotel The Welcombe, in Stratford-upon-Avon, has built a professional-standard pitch, including dugouts, to provide football and referee coaching for the .... more
  Exclusive: Australian market recovering, says Village Roadshow COO as operator addresses safety concerns
Following a year of turmoil for Australia’s theme park sector, the Gold Coast market is finally starting to show signs of recovery, according to Village Roadshow Theme Parks COO Bob White. In the wake of the Dreamworld tragedy in November 2016 – which claimed four lives when two rafts collided on the .... more
  Former Olympian Peter Elliott joins Goalball UK board
Peter Elliott, the former Olympic middle-distance runner, has joined the board of Goalball UK to help develop talent and elite performance in the sport. The governing body is focused on sustaining its growth at both a grassroots and elite level since proving a hit at the London Paralympics. Goalball is the .... more
Jobs in this issue
Duty Manager x 2
Erith, United Kingdom
Lex Leisure
Senior Spa Therapist
London, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Football Coach
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Leisure Facilities and Business Manager
Clitheroe, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Stonyhurst College
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Eltham, South East London
GLL
Leisure Assistant (Lifeguard)
Woolwich, South East London
GLL
Apprentice Recreation Assistant
Old Street, East London
GLL
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Charlton, South East London
GLL
Apprentice Recreation Assistant
Crystal Palace South East London
GLL
Senior Operations Assistant
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Shenley Leisure Centre Trust
Receptionist
Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
Jubilee Hall Trust
Marketing Manager
Woking, United Kingdom
Freedom Leisure Ltd
Contract Manager
Woking, United Kingdom
Freedom Leisure Ltd
Group Commercial Manager
Wales, United Kingdom
Freedom Leisure Ltd
General Manager
Various, United Kingdom
Xercise4Less
Personal Trainers
Bolton, United Kingdom
The Gym Group
Personal Trainers
Liverpool, United Kingdom
The Gym Group
Personal Trainers
Waterloo, United Kingdom
The Gym Group
Apprentice Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Morden, South West London
GLL
Gymnastics Coach
Slough, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Swimming Instructors
Leicester, United Kingdom
Swimming Nature
Gymnastics Coach
Alton, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Regional Presale Manager - South
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
energie group
Gymnastics Coach
Bordon, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Gymnastics Coach
St Albans, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Gymnastics Coach
Chichester, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Gymnastics Coach
West Lindsey, United Kingdom
Everyone Active




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