The controversy surrounding a Center Parcs TV advert which fell foul of the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) for offering discount family-themed breaks only available during school-term time, has .... More>>
Thousands of volunteers are gearing up for the ride of their life after being selected as the first ever Tour Makers for the UK-leg of the 2014 Tour de France.
Tour Makers will operate as the .... More>>
A total of 44 disability sport projects will share an £8m funding boost from Sport England.
The grants are part of Sport England's Inclusive Sports Fund and are aimed at creating more opportunities for disabled people to take part.
The grants come as the number of disabled people regularly playing sport is on the .... More>>
After overcoming several hurdles on its way to launch, it was somewhat fitting that LA ActiveLife leisure centre was opened recently by someone well-acquainted with conquering mountains: the youngest woman to ever climb Mount Everest, Bonita Norries.
The project of transforming the sports .... More>>
Places for People Leisure – formerly DC Leisure – has acquired two 15-year contracts to manage and transform leisure facilities on behalf of Mid Sussex District Council and Wycombe District Council.
The new partnership with Mid Sussex District Council (MSDC) commences on 1 July and will see a .... More>>
The majority of UK children would not miss the competitive element of school sport if it was removed, according to a survey by Marylebone Cricket Club and cricket charity Chance to Shine.
The study - involving 1,000 children aged between eight and 16 - showed that .... More>>
An operating company is being sought for a £10m ($16.8m, €12.2m) heritage theme park in the UK which will bring together a collection of historic rides.
Thanet District Council took ownership of .... More>>
Sportswear giant Nike has signalled its ambitions to dominate the wearable tech and fitness app market with the opening of a research and development lab in San Francisco, California.
The Nike+ .... More>>
The House of Lords Committee on Soft Power has highlighted the role sport plays in promoting Britain internationally. In its final report, entitled Persuasion and Power in the Modern World, the .... More>>
Haynes International Motor Museum in the UK has officially re-opened after a three-year, £5m ($8.4m, €6.1m) transformation, offering a tour through time of some of the greatest cars from around the .... More>>
Property investor Nick Leslau – whose company Prestbury Investments own a large chunk of Merlin Entertainments' real estate portfolio – is set to make a return to the London stock exchange with an IPO likely to be worth £1.5bn, according to press reports.
Leslau, .... More>>
A new community sport initiative will look to train up 50,000 young people as sport leaders, as part of efforts to increase the number of young people who take part in physical activity. The scheme will be run as a .... More>>
Final plans for a £70m leisure development in Southampton are expected to be put to the city’s council for consideration later this month.
Developers Hammerson are seeking to gain final permission for the creation of .... More>>
Ealing Council’s £19m redevelopment of Acton Town Hall in west London is complete, with the new leisure centre due to open this Saturday (19 April) after 22 months of construction.
The comprehensive redesign – drawn .... More>>
More than half of European Union citizens never or seldom take part in exercise or play sport, according to the latest Eurobarometer survey.
The research also revealed that the number of people .... More>>
The number of people in Dundee taking part in swimming has jumped 17.5 per cent, with the boom being attributed to the city’s £31m Olympia development.
The swimming centre opened in June 2013 and .... More>>
The Gym Group has taken 16th place in a Sunday Times financial league table ranking companies according to growth in profits over the last three years.
It is the only operator in the list from the health and .... More>>
The Geffrye Museum has named Wright & Wright Architects to lead the design of its £14m (€17m, US$23m) development scheme.
The project will create new spaces for the museum’s collections and library – set to feature a .... More>>
A west country gym’s new sugar sin bin has inspired more than 100 members to dump their sweet treats and seek nutritional advice on how to live a healthier lifestyle.
Staff at theclub at Cadbury House in Congresbury, Somerset decided to launch the amnesty in February on the back of a nationwide .... More>>
Delivering training for the next generation of active leisure workers is a great responsibility. Choosing which awarding organisation to go with can play a significant role in the learner's levels of success, and in turn, yours too. More>>