US brokers predict more ‘home for sale’ signs in battered Ferguson come spring

Performance activists protest against what they said was 'police brutality' by taking part in a mock lynching near the Gateway Arch in St Louis, Missouri, November 21, 2014. — Reuters picNEW YORK, Nov 29 — Realty brokers in battered Ferguson, Missouri, are predicting many homes could go up for sale early next year after rioting over the August police shooting of a black teenager appeared to put a chill on the number of active listings. Some Read more [...]

Australia out in cold over climate change action

AUSTRALIAN prime minister Tony Abbott, who rose to power by opposing a tax on greenhouse gas emissions, is finding his country isolated on climate change as the US China and other nations signal new ­momentum for action. Mr Abbott tried and failed to keep the issue off the agenda of the annual G20 summit of wealthy and emerging countries that was hosted by the city of Brisbane in mid-November. An agreement between Washington and Beijing to curb emissions, announced Read more [...]

At last, people can finally find our house

This is not uncommon in the historic house world. Indeed, the whole subject of which local tourist and visitor attractions are deemed worthy of 'Brown Sign’ status is a highly controversial and sensitive subject within the heritage tourism and historic house world. Despite bringing in over £24 billion to the UK economy, government policy and guidelines to local authorities on heritage tourism signage has been both 'inconsistent’ and often 'illogical’ according to the Historic Read more [...]

Heritage enthusiasts sought to survey listed buildings

Are you passionate about where you live and keen to save your area’s historic landmarks? If so, there might be a job for you!

Yes because volunteers are being sought to help survey listed buildings in West Cumbria and full training on what to look for will be given.

In a moment we’ll be speaking to Rose Lord from the North of England Civic Trust about how you can get involved, but first this report from Kate Walby.

Working together to save ‘quirky’ listed building as community hub

A group of villagers is working together to save a grade II listed building from decay and create something the whole community can use. The old school at Legsby has been used as a polling station, meeting place and youth club since it ceased to be a full-time school.But over the last few decades it has become unloved and uncared for.Attempts to save the building have been ongoing for the past 20 years, but now a new group of enthusiasts has taken up the baton.Having Read more [...]

Listed firms beat private ones on sustainability – Energy Live News

Listed firms beat private ones on sustainability Nov 28, 2014 Vicky Ellis Policy Legislation, Sustainability Environment 0 Image: Thinkstock Listed facilities management (FM) companies are doing more to be sustainable than their private rivals, suggests the second annual Sustainable FM Index. This year researchers at Acclaro Advisory looked at 27 firms working in the UK including MITIE, CBRE, Skanska and Johnson Controls. They were marked on criteria such as how committed company boards Read more [...]

Breaking: Broad Street Mall listed for sale

News » Roundup » Articles » Published: 28 Nov 2014 11:45 BROAD Street Mall has been put on sale for £62m. Share this image That is according to commercial real estate group CoStar which has reported Cushman Wakefield have been appointed to make the sale for current owners Englander Group and Davidson Kempner Capital Management. Market sources have said the 299,756 sq ft retail site, built in 1972 and formerly known as the Butts Centre, has been put on the market Read more [...]

TABLE TENNIS: UK champion Chris Doran signs up for Power NI Ulster Open

UK Senior Six Nations champion Chris Doran (England) has just signed up for the Power NI Ulster Open Table Tennis championships. National champions are in abundance at the revitalised Ulster event this weekend and this truly international event is graced by the controversial Gavin Rumgay (Scotland), after his outbursts in front of his home crowd at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.Gavin is Scottish champ on six occasions, but is well behind another UK hero, Ryan Jenkins Read more [...]

‘Urban sprawl’ fear with Strathmartine Hospital housing plans

Controversial proposals to build housing on the site of the former Strathmartine Hospital are to be debated. Plans have been submitted for 198 new houses in addition to 24 properties within the listed main building and existing cottages.But Strathmartine Community Council has long held the view the site should only have around 40 houses built and claim if the plans go ahead, the area would become part of Dundee’s ‘urban sprawl’. The hospital closed Read more [...]

WATCH: Liverpool’s Aloft Hotel launches in the stunning former Royal Insurance …

Liverpool’s Aloft Hotel launched its stunning transformation of the Grade II listed Royal Insurance Building to the city’s celebs.Soapstars Ryan Thomas from Coronation Street, Emmerdale’s Anthony Quinlan, former Hollyoaks star Jamie Lomas and Brookside’s Philip Olivier all turned out for the grand opening.Liverpool’s Dance Mums star Jennifer Ellison and former Desperate Scousewives’ Amanda Harrington and Debbie O’Toole also enjoyed the night which saw endless champagne and sliders Read more [...]