Listed: Essential Operas 2015-16

September is upon us and it’s nearly time for the new season. English National Opera’s Head of Music John Berry may have left the building but his enterprising legacy lives on in a 2015-16 season that looks on paper as good as any in the past 20 years; what happens after that is anyone's guess. Still,  there shouldn’t be too much grief that ENO Music Director Edward Gardner has moved on, since his successor Mark Wigglesworth already has a fine track record with the company.Over at the Royal Read more [...]

Ann Arbor Country Club listed for sale by West Virginian investment group

This story has been updated Five years after being bought by a West Virginia-based investment group following a lender-forced sale, the Ann Arbor Country Club is once again on the market. The listing includes the clubhouse, golf course and swimming pool which sit on 200 acres in Webster Township, adjacent to the Loch Alpine neighborhood. According to Peter Logan, a member of the Loch Alpine Improvement Association Board, members of the 451-home community were informed about the listing Read more [...]

Pools ground Victoria Park officially listed as ‘community asset’ by …

Victoria Park is to be granted official status as an asset to the community after winning the support of councillors. Hartlepool United Supporters Trust nominated the ground to be listed by Hartlepool Borough Council as an official Asset of Community Value. It achieves what we as a council have expressed many times Councillor Chris Simmons It gives the community six months to have a say in any future plans by the council to sell the ground in Clarence Road, which the authority Read more [...]

Aldershot’s The Palace set to reopen as entertainment venue, restaurant and bar

A former Aldershot cinema-turned-nightclub is set to reopen as an entertainment venue, restaurant and bar, one street away from where a similar site will launch. Farnborough-based Gurkha Event Planner (GEP) has secured a 15-year lease for The Palace, in Station Road, which has been empty since 2011 when its owner put it up for sale. It was recently bought by Aldershot developer Suneet Jain, who also bought The King’s Centre in July. The latter site – a former church which also started life Read more [...]

Scunthorpe pub among latest in the UK to be granted listed status

Comments (0) A Scunthorpe pub has joined the select band of UK hostelries to be afforded coveted listed building status.This means they have architectural merit and are worth preserving, with any changes requiring special permission from local council planners.The Berkeley Hotel, Scunthorpe, is a very recent addition to the list of listed properties.Historic England says the building, in Doncaster Road, is a large roadhouse, opened in 1940, designed by Scott Read more [...]

Grade II listed buildings

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