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  EFL clubs partner with Mind for mental health project
A new campaign will use football to help people with mental health problems get more physically active and improve their mental wellbeing. Nine English Football League (EFL) clubs have partnered with mental health charity Mind to launch the next phase of the Get Set to Go programme, which will support more than .... more
  New York flagship announced for Museum of Ice Cream as operator plans international expansion
The Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) has announced plans to open several new locations, both in the US and internationally over the next 18 months, starting with its first New York City flagship in Q4 2019. Set over three storeys and spanning nearly 25,000sq ft (7,620sq m), the New York attraction in Soho will have .... more
  Designs submitted for Derby's £42m swimming pool and waterpark
Enhanced designs have been submitted for a £42m swimming pool and waterpark complex in Derby. Original plans for the Moorways swimming complex – designed by architects FaulknerBrowns – were already approved in early 2018, but the current Conservative administration which took control of Derby City Council (DCC) .... more
  Bury FC on the brink of expulsion from Football League
One of England's oldest, existing professional football clubs is facing extinction and expulsion from the English Football League (EFL). The troubled Bury Football Club, which was founded in 1885, will be thrown out of the EFL on 23 August, unless it provides "evidence of solvency". The club has wrestled with .... more
  Arvinda Gohil to replace Rosi Prescott as Central YMCA chief executive
Arvinda Gohil has been appointed CEO of Central YMCA. Gohil joins the health and wellbeing charity from London-based Community Links, where she was CEO. She brings extensive leadership experience in the charity sector, having held senior roles at Emmaus UK and the National Housing Federation, and was recently .... more
  New visitor centre to be developed at Auschwitz-Birkenau following US$5.5m donation
A donation of US$5.5m (€4.96m, £4.55m) will go towards the development of a new visitor services centre at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial – the museum located on the site of the World War Two Nazi concentration camp in Poland. The donation comes through the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Foundation, with Ronald .... more
  Cecilia Rollen to create personalised programme for The Spa Metropole by Givenchy
The Spa Metropole by Givenchy at The Hotel Metropole in Monte Carlo has announced a collaboration with Cecilia Rollen to launch a new series of experiences at the spa. With an emphasis on personalisation, Rollen – a blogger and "lifestyle coach" also known as Cherished Nomad – has developed a range of .... more
  Government considering bringing in personalised health checks to the NHS
Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has launched a review into the NHS Health Check service, which will explore the possibility of introducing new, intelligent and predictive checks. The review will seek to establish the benefits of more personalised checks, which would take into account individuals' .... more
  Kings Dominion unveils new water attractions for 2020
Cedar Fair's Virginia amusement and waterpark, Kings Dominion, has announced three new additions to its 20-acre (80,900sq m, 265,500sq ft) Soak City waterpark, which is set to open in 2020. Set within a newly redesigned area of the park called Coconut Shores, guests will find a 45ft-tall (13.7m) aqua play .... more
  Ukactive begins search for two new board directors as it looks to broaden its membership
ukactive has begun a search for two additional members to join its board of directors. It is looking to add two new faces to represent either leisure providers that deliver on behalf of local authorities, or the wider physical activity landscape outside of the gym and leisure sector. The move is part of .... more
  Work underway on £21m Pontefract leisure centre – will become region's largest
Work has begun on a £20.8m leisure centre in Pontefract in West Yorkshire. The Five Towns Leisure and Wellbeing Hub will be owned by Wakefield Council is due to open in late 2020. The hub – the largest of its kind ever built Wakefield – will house a 10-lane swimming pool, studio pool with moveable floor, .... more
  'World's highest aquarium' opens in China
Standing more than 2,200 metres (7,200ft) above sea level, a new aquarium just opened in Xining, Qinghai Province in northwest China, now hold's the record for the world's highest-altitude aquarium. Opened on 18 August, the 28,000sq m (91,860sq ft) site has taken almost two years to build and is the first .... more
  MVRDV-designed Pixel looks to introduce community-spirit concept to Abu Dhabi
Construction work has begun on Pixel, a new residential-led, mixed-use project in Abu Dhabi's new Maker's District. Designed by MVRDV, the development aims to provide residents with a lifestyle based around outdoor living and community spirit – an innovative approach in the Emirates, as it deviates from the .... more
  Phased reopening for new Denver Art Museum facilities begins June 2020
Denver Art Museum in Colorado, US, is to begin a phased reopening of its campus in June 2020, with a new welcome centre, learning and engagement centre, 72,000sq ft (21,945sq m) of new and refurbished gallery space and new dining experiences. Three levels of the existing Gio Ponti-designed Martin Building will .... more
  Sutton Hoo ancient royal burial site reopens following redevelopment
Sutton Hoo, the burial site of a 7th century Anglo-Saxon king in Suffolk, England, that achieved worldwide fame upon its discovery in 1938, has reopened following a £4m (US$4.85m, €4.37m) transformation. The project has enabled a retelling of the story of the discovery of King Raedwald, who was found with his .... more
Jobs in this issue
Regional HR Manager - South East
South East, UK
Parkwood Holdings
Personal / Fitness Trainer - Lewisham
London, England
The Gym Group
Leisure Team Member Apprentice
Notting Hill, London, UK
GLL
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Appleby-in-Westmorland, UK
GLL
Senior Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Moss Side, Manchester, UK
GLL
Administrator/Receptionist
Ollerton, Newark, UK
Parkwood Leisure
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Covent Garden, London, UK
GLL
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Wimbledon, London, UK
GLL
Assistant General Manager
Birmingham, UK
The Gym Group
Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Southampton, UK
The Gym Group
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Faringdon, Oxfordshire, UK
GLL
Duty Manager
Wellington, UK
Everyone Active
AR and VR Headset Engineer
Lutterworth, UK
Holovis
Audio Visual Design Engineer
Orlando, FL, USA
Holovis
Game and Experience Designer
Lutterworth, UK
Holovis
Creative Producer
Lutterworth, UK
Holovis
Pilates Instructor
East Dulwich, London, UK
Everyone Active
Deputy General Manager
Rochdale, UK
Link4Life
Senior Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK
GLL
Party Food Cook
Bradley Stoke, Bristol, UK
Circadian Leisure Trust
Pavilion Manager
Bicester, UK
Legacy Leisure
Lifeguard
Melton Mowbray, UK
Everyone Active
Sales Manager
Thornton Heath, UK
énergie group
Club Manager
Thornton Heath, UK
énergie group
Duty Manager
Windsor, UK
Legacy Leisure
Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Wolverhampton, UK
The Gym Group
Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Leeds, UK
The Gym Group




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