Merlin Entertainments has posted its half year results through to 28 June 2014, marking a 10 per cent growth in operating profit compared to the same period last year.
Operating profits for the attractions operator increased to £71m (US$119.8m, €89.5m) for the first .... More>>
Six children of the late billionaire Malcolm Glazer are expected to make around US$150m (£89m) by selling a five per cent stake in Manchester United Football Club (MUFC). Avram, Kevin, Bryan, Joel, Darcie and Edward – .... More>>
Fitness equipment supplier and manufacturer Precor has shuffled the pack of its sales team, moving two senior members into new roles. Senior group account manager James Moffat has been promoted to sales director EMEA Partners. The role sees Moffat managing the .... More>>
A large part of Eastbourne Pier was reduced to a burned out shell yesterday (30 July) after a blazing inferno tore through the Grade II-listed structure, destroying a significant amount of the visitor attraction. .... More>>
iPhone users are typically more interested in general health, while the average Android user consumes more fitness content, according to a study from mobile intelligence firm Opera Mediaworks.
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A fire has engulfed the historic Eastbourne Pier in Sussex, UK.
About 60 firefighters are battling the blaze, which broke out in the arcade building. The Grade II listed pier has been evacuated and there are no .... More>>
There are no added benefits to eating more than five 80g portions of fruit and vegetables daily, according to researchers from Chinese and US universities including the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.
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An independent yoga studio in Essex has got the wheels in motion on its new venture – a 1,000sq ft cycling studio with a focus on high-intensity training, the latest in a string of such openings in .... More>>
In the wake of a new report which says cutting the value added tax (VAT) rate on visitor accommodation and attractions would massively boost the UK’s tourism economy, Merlin CEO Nick Varney has said that the current VAT rate is at present a "disadvantage" to British .... More>>
The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) is launching a two-year pilot training scheme to enable regional museums in the UK to develop their photography collections and build specialist curatorial .... More>>
Matrix Fitness has made another tweak to its sales force as the equipment provider bids to spark a major global expansion, promoting UK strategic account manager James Blower to the role of international hospitality manager EMEA.
Blower’s promotion is the latest in a string of recent appointments, which have seen Adie .... More>>
Training provider Active IQ has teamed up with The Chartered Institute for Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) to help launch a series of new management and leadership qualifications.
The qualifications, which include the first level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership, will .... More>>
Surrealist film director David Lynch has directed an advertisement for US$50 (€37, £29) nail polish to match French footwear designer Christian Louboutin’s signature shiny red-lacquered soles.
The designer has teamed up with New York-based Batallure Beauty – the creative minds behind Material .... More>>
Following the news that JD Sports plans to incorporate a JD Gym into its major Newcastle store, retail and health club rival Sports Direct is eager to not be outdone and will reportedly also incorporate branded gyms .... More>>
UNESCO has enquired about whether appropriate authorisation was granted for the use of World Heritage site Skellig Michael as a film set for the latest instalment in the Star Wars franchise. .... More>>
Plans have been submitted for a £3.5bn ($5.9bn, €4.4bn) development in east London, to include an “innovation quarter” – allowing high-profile firms to showcase and engage with consumers through a .... More>>
GLL, the UK's largest leisure charitable social enterprise, held its first ‘Steps into Work' graduation ceremony this week, which saw eight students with learning disabilities graduate from an internship programme run by National Star College in partnership with .... More>>
Construction of Brighton, UK’s, i360 tower is set to kick off tomorrow (29 July) after the project secured £40m (US$68m, €50.4m) in funding eight years after the project was initially proposed. The .... More>>
One of the first studies into the effects of high intensity interval training (HIIT) on elderly people has thrown up results suggesting six seconds bursts of exercise could have a significant impact on their health. With health services stretched to capacity and the number of elderly people .... More>>
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