The personal art collection of British artist Damien Hirst is set to go on display in May 2015, when a new gallery opens in Vauxhall, south London. The collection – which contains 2,000 pieces – will be housed in a .... More>>
Girls are being put off sport by PE lessons and must be offered more "imaginative" activities – such as dance and cycling – to make sport attractive to them.
The findings come from the Women and Sport report by .... More>>
VisitBritain has announced that current board member Sally Balcombe will become the tourism body’s new chief executive from September, tasked with maintaining Britain’s gathering momentum in the sector.
Britain welcomed 32.9 million overseas visitors in 2013, more .... More>>
Celebrity fitness trainer Mark Anthony has sold his eponymous club in Notting Hill to HIIT-focused chain Heartcore Fitness for an undisclosed fee.
The deal sees emerging operator Heartcore Fitness .... More>>
A cross-party committee of MPs has expressed its concern over the declining number of community sports facilities in the UK.
The Culture, Media and Sport Committee said it was concerned that there are “too few facilities to enable people easily to participate in sport” and recommended a government review into how local communities can better secure the futures of .... More>>
Scotland has never been known for its warm climate, but members of the ClanFit gym in Glasgow were given the chance to go seriously sub-zero this week, thanks to an extreme cryotherapy treatment.
BOC – an industrial and medical gases and technologies business – has developed what it says is the world’s first mobile .... More>>
The UK’s largest dedicated Parkour training facility has quadrupled in size, after North Lanarkshire Council (NLC) commissioned facilities provider Freemove to carry out the £100,000 upgrade.
The .... More>>
The Tourism Alliance has welcomed newly announced plans from Gatwick Airport for its second runway proposal, saying it is vital that aviation capacity be increased to support the UK economy. .... More>>
The Green Man music festival on the Glanusk Estate in the Brecon Beacons, Wales, is embracing the trend for pop-up wellness offerings for party people who would rather bathe in campsite mud than wade .... More>>
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) decision to refer the proposed merger of The Gym Group and Pure Gym to an in-depth investigation – a move which prompted the low cost operators to scrap the .... More>>
A new £7m (US$11.9m, €8.8m) development in Brixton, south London – supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) – has opened today (24 July) in the form of the UK’s first national black heritage .... More>>
Work has got underway this week on a £1.9m regeneration project to upgrade facilities at Adwick Leisure Centre in Doncaster.
Operator Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust (DCLT) has obtained Doncaster Council funding .... More>>
Retail and mixed-use property developer Hammerson has recorded a strong set of results for the first half of 2014 (up to 30 June), with pre-tax profits hitting £362.9m. The real estate investment trust – which is behind .... More>>
The opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last night was a unique blend of bagpipes, banter and bravado, as the city welcomed more than 4,500 athletes from 71 nations.
An .... More>>
UK tourism body VisitBritain is hoping the emerging popularity of TV dramas such as Downton Abbey and Sherlock in Japan will lead to a surge of new visitors to the UK.
The globally popular – and quintessentially British – TV shows have both recently .... More>>
With the Commonwealth Games set to kick off this evening (23 July) through a much-anticipated opening ceremony, the buzz has clearly spread to Glasgow’s hospitality sector, with hotel prices up a .... More>>
The Good Spa Guide will present its fifth annual awards on the first evening of the two-day Spa Life UK Conference between 18-19 November at Center Parcs Woburn Forest.
Launched in 2010, The .... More>>
English Heritage has published new three-part draft guidance on good practice and planning in a historic environment.
The guidance – to be consulted until 5 September – covers how planners should .... More>>
The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have provided the UK economy with a trade and industry boost in excess of £14bn.
The figure comes from the second annual update of the Inspired by 2012: The legacy from .... 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>>
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