Port Sunlight war memorial grant Grade I listed status

Port Sunlight’s war memorial has been awarded Grade I listed status. The granite monument, designed by Welsh sculptor Sir William Goscombe John and unveiled by two Lever Brothers employees in 1921, joins the Liverpool Cenotaph as two of only seven war memorials in the country covered by the coveted heritage accolade. The others are The Cenotaph in Whitehall, Leicester Victory Arch, The Dock Tower in Lincolnshire and London’s Edith Cavell and Royal Artillery Memorials. The listing was made Read more [...]

St Kilda live music venue the Prince of Wales Hotel put up for sale

The Prince of Wales Hotel in St Kilda has become the latest landmark live music venue to be put up for sale in Melbourne, raising further questions about the protection of the city’s cultural heritage. The four-storey St Kilda venue has been listed as having “immediate development potential with approved plans and permits for four additional levels of premium residential accommodation”. The property, which is expected to fetch upwards of $25m, comprises a restaurant, a Read more [...]

Tory’s executive homes plan for Northumberland facing opposition

Plans of a Conservative party boss and mansion owner for executive homes in a Northumberland village are facing opposition.Anthony Braithwaite, who is president of a Tory branch association in the county and owner of Haughton Castle near Hexham, is seeking to build 20 “high quality” homes at Humshaugh.However, his proposal is facing opposition from 25 local residents - including a one-time chief executive of Nissan in the UK.A political rival who is running for parliament is also objecting while Read more [...]

Halloween 2014: Special events, trick-or-treat times listing for the River … – The Huntsville Times

What are your plans for Halloween?Mia Watkins | mwatkins@al.com  Looking for something fun and festive to do with your little goblins this Halloween? Lucky for you, several cities and different organizations have special events planned to keep kids entertained. Here's a look at some of the festivals and Halloween events happening in the River Region. If you're just interested in going the traditional route with door-to-door trick-or-treating, we've listed the times for that as well. Happy Halloween! Events Prattville Read more [...]

What agents need to know about renovating rules and regulations

In such situations, the estate agent may well suggest renovating the property – but with several rules and regulations governing property renovations, what do estate agents need to know to make sure they’re giving the right advice?Building RegulationsBuilding Regulations are in place to ensure home safety following renovations or DIY projects. They are necessarily in-depth, covering everything from structure and fire safety to drainage and electrics. Relevant projects will require a Building Read more [...]

Power of ‘France Inc’ on display in Sanofi boardroom coup

PARIS (Reuters) - Events at Sanofi (SASY.PA) this week cost a high-flying German-Canadian boss his job and global investors billions. They are also a reminder that corporate France carries the national interest in its DNA, and neglects its family duties at its peril. Chris Viehbacher, sacked by a unanimous vote of his board on Wednesday, made the group into a multinational, a top five global drugmaker with a footprint in over 100 countries. Although Paris-listed, the firm has less than a quarter Read more [...]

Wrexham Firework Displays 2014

Bonfire Night is just around the corner and there are a number of displays happening in and around Wrexham for people to attend this year!  November 5th falls on a Wednesday so some bonfire events will be taking place the weekend before (2nd 3rd). Expect to see the usual offering of bonfire, fireworks and fairground rides not to mention toffee apples and candy floss! If you want to find out where the nearest bonfire events are happening we have a comprehensive list below which includes Read more [...]

China’s obsession with vertical cities

In late September, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, a non-profit organisation that keeps the world’s largest database on skyscrapers, held its annual conference in Shanghai – two years after its last meeting there. “We’ve never done that before, gone back to the same city,” says Antony Wood, the council’s executive director. “But right now, most of the major advances in the typology, in design or in technical terms, are happening in China.” As the Read more [...]

London skatepark, The Rom, gets listed status

A skatepark in London is to become a listed building, marking it as an important historic and architectural building. The Rom, which was built in 1978 in East London, is only the second skatepark in the world to be given the protection. It's used for a mixture of skateboards, BMX's and kick scooters. The skatepark is called The Rom because its built next to the River Rom in Hornchurch. It's design is based on Californian skateparks. Read more [...]