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sgp is ‘incredible’ says fabio

sgp is ‘incredible’ says fabio

England Manager Fabio Capello has hailed St. George’s Park, the new training home for the England team, as the best facility of its kind in Europe. Capello visited the facility in Burton upon Trent last week with FA Chairman David Bernstein. “I think it will be the best training centre in Europe. The facilities are incredible,” said Capello. “It has surprised me – the buildings, the pitches, the hotels, they are incredible. It is a really fantastic place.” St. George’s Pa...

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the north east’s latest landmark targeted for destruction

the north east’s latest landmark targeted for destruction

Designed by Sir Basil Spence, the former Bank of England building, located at the bottom of Pilgrim Street next to the Swan House roundabout, has formed an easily recognisable part of Newcastle city centre’s heritage for many years now. However as part of ambitious plans for the regeneration of East Pilgrim Street, this historic structure is set to be demolished to make room for a new seven-storey tower which council leaders hope will form the flagship building in Newcastle’s new c...

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pace of growth in international cities

pace of growth in international cities

The recent comment from David Cameron that we do more business with Ireland than we do with China – principally because of poor air connections highlights the fact that some of the world’s largest potential business communities remain largely out of reach for the UK. Some cities in the world grow from small settlements strategically placed for a wealth of natural resources or a particularly good trade route. Others find themselves the centre of a country in the fastest growing econ...

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original arcade discovered in newcastle co-operative art deco masterpiece.

original arcade discovered in newcastle co-operative art deco masterpiece.

Red Box Design Group proposals for the restoration and conversion of the Newcastle Co-operative buildings on Newgate Street have been submitted for planning. The building has been empty for several years except for a small area at ground floor – the Co-op’s retained food hall. It is an iconic Art Deco design in Newcastle’s townscape designed by L.G. Ekins in 1932, but has become seriously at risk due to the lack of proper maintenance. The project was initially won in competition...

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