The iconic landmark of Loch Ness in Scotland – supposedly home to the mythical Loch Ness Monster – is to benefit from a £2m (US$3m, €2.7m) investment to boost inbound tourism in a move that the UK .... More>>
The percentage of US adults who are obese increased in 2014 to reach 27.7 per cent – up from 27.1 per cent in 2013 and 25.5 per cent in 2008, according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-being Index .... More>>
Three national governing bodies of sport (NGBs) have secured two-year extensions on their Sport England funding, following improved performances.
British Fencing, The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and Table Tennis .... More>>
Leisure operator GLL has furthered expanded its territories beyond the enterprise’s London heartland, through the acquisition of North Country Leisure (NCL). NCL, which operates 12 leisure and sporting facilities across Cumbria and Newcastle City, has agreed to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of .... More>>
Social jet lag, which occurs when the body clock becomes confused by changing sleep patterns - such as weekend lie-ins - may be driving obesity and illness, according to a study.
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Following an announcement in November 2014 outlining five finalists shortlisted to design the £90m (US$135m, €119m) Bristol Arena, images of the proposals have now been revealed.
In the running to design the 12,000 .... More>>
A newly-launched fitness app aims to help busy mums stay in shape and restore body confidence by offering a range of specialised workouts.
Research has shown that body confidence issues affect up to 60 per cent of the UK population – with new mums particularly .... More>>
A huge decline in the number of people swimming once a week has been blamed for an overall fall in sports participation in England.
Swimming, the country’s most popular sport with more than 2.6 million people hitting a pool each week, saw a drop of 245,000 swimmers .... More>>
Dippy, a diplodocus cast that has for 35 years welcomed visitors to the famous Hintze Hall at the Natural History Museum (NHM) in London is to be replaced in summer 2017 by a blue whale skeleton. .... More>>
Southwark Council is to offer free leisure access to under 18s and over 60s as the south London authority bids to make good on its pledge to provide free swim and gym access to all residents.
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European health and beauty online booking platform Wahanda has acquired an app development consultancy called Lemon Labs as part of a strategic focus on becoming a mobile-first company.
Wahanda has more than 8,000 .... More>>
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced finalised plans for a new cycle superhighway in the UK capital.
After what Johnson called “one of the the biggest consultation exercises in Transport for London’s (TfL’s) .... More>>
The popularity of cosmetic surgery in the UK plummeted in 2014, according to figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps).
There had been 45,406 surgical procedures in 2014, down nine per cent from 50,122 in 2013.
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Contracts associated with staging last year’s Commonwealth Games have provided the Scottish economy with a £510m boost.
Figures released by Glasgow City Council (GCC) this week – six months after the Games – show that .... More>>
Xercise4Less, the 21st fastest growing private company in Britain, is to launch seven new clubs by the end of April as it bids to make good on its target of 100 sites by the end of 2016.
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Work has begun on a £2.9m project to transform Howe Bridge Sports Centre into a “first class” family fitness facility.
Alliance Leisure is working in partnership with Wigan Leisure and Culture .... More>>
The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) is hosting a roundtable discussion in partnership with Scientific American on the topic “The science of wellness: hype or hope?”
The roundtable will be moderated by CEO and chair of GWI, Susie Ellis, and Jeremy Abbate – publishing director of .... More>>
A proposal for a five-star luxury lodge at the edge of Sutton on the Forest in Yorkshire, near Easingwold, has been submitted by Yorkshire-based developer Luxury Lodge Group.
The £12m (US$18m, €16m) Forest Lakes .... More>>
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