St John Wilson’s British Library given grade I listing

31 July, 2015 | By Richard Waite British Library by Colin St John Wilson in Euston Road Colin St John Wilson’s ‘immense and extraordinary’ British Library building has been handed a grade I listing by heritage minister Tracey Crouch The £500million red brick building in London’s Euston Road, which was completed in 1997 after a troubled 35-year history, was listed along with seven Read more [...]

British Library awarded Grade I-listed building status

The British Library, once denounced by Prince Charles as a building suiting an academy for secret policemen, has been awarded the highest heritage honour, Grade I-listed building status. The institution, on Euston Road, London, now a victim of its own success with scholars and researchers complaining of students and tourists crowding the reading rooms and cafes, was opened by the Queen in June 1998 – more than 20 years after it was first approved and at £350m over the original budget, to a chorus Read more [...]

Zoopla’s top 10 popular properties in Reading this month

Despite house prices in Reading going through the roof, the most popular house in Reading on Zoopla this month was a six-bed detached house in Mortimer. We take a look at that and the other houses that feature, including a £695,000 four-bed town house and a £235,000 one bedroom flat. Read More: See this £8.5m Berkshire home 1. 6 bed detached house in Mortimer - £4,750,000 Viewed 2692 times in last 30 days This private country house is in excess of 11, 000 sqft, set in its own grounds of some Read more [...]

Dettori guides Dubday to landmark Qatari win – Racinguk.com

Dettori guides Dubday to landmark Qatari win Friday 31 July 2015 Qatar challenger Dubday claimed victory under Frankie Dettori in the Betfred Glorious Stakes at Goodwood. Jassim Al Ghazali's charge is the star performer in his homeland, notably landing a repeat success in the Emir's Trophy at Doha earlier in the year, and he arrived on the Sussex Downs having filled the runner-up spot in Listed events at Newbury Read more [...]

Fair Game? The BBC and the future of sport on free-to-air television

London Olympic opening ceremony. Image: Flickr / MaykalIn an era of multi-channel digital television and increasingly fragmented audiences, live television coverage of major sporting events remains one of the few forms of programming able to bring the nation together for a shared viewing experience. In 2013, for instance, when Andy Murray became the first British winner of the men’s singles title at Wimbledon for 77 years, he was watched by a (BBC) television audience of over Read more [...]

School and homes plan given green-light on site of former Manchester …

Plans for nearly 100 homes and a new primary school at the former Manchester Metropolitan University campus in Didsbury have been given the green light. Beaver Road Primary School will expand into a new state-of-the-art building on the site of the former MMU Broomhurst halls of residents on Wilmslow Road after Manchester council’s planning committee approved outline proposals. The halls, completed in 1963, were home to thousands of students, but closed last year. The building will now be knocked Read more [...]

Dettori guides Dubday to landmark win

Frankie Dettori rides Dubday (left) to victory in the Betfred Glorious Stakes Qatar challenger Dubday claimed victory under Frankie Dettori in the Betfred Glorious Stakes at Goodwood.Jassim Al Ghazali's charge is the star performer in his homeland, notably landing a repeat success in the Emir's Trophy at Doha earlier in the year, and he arrived on the Sussex Downs having filled the runner-up spot in Listed events at Newbury and Newmarket.Dettori Read more [...]