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Gym boss calls for formalized landlord/tenant legislation


Gym operators are calling for formalised landlord and tenant legislation to help the fitness sector survive the pandemic.

Aprirose buys 45 pubs from British Land

10,000 pubs and restaurants permanently closed in 2020


Nearly 10,000 pubs and restaurants closed their doors for good last year, marking a 15% rise on the number of closures in 2019.

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JLL’s head of retail investment launches new business


JLL’s head of retail investment Nick Hart is launching a specialist coffee shop called H’ARTISAN in partnership with global cycling brand RCC (Rapha Cycling Club) Partner Cafe.


Blackstone in talks to buy Butlin's owner Bourne Leisure for £900m


Blackstone is eyeing a £900m stake in Butlins’ owner Bourne Leisure.

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Bruntwood Works and Trafford Council reveal new Stretford masterplan


Bruntwood Works and Trafford Council have revealed plans to transform Stretford Mall and town centre.


Kent’s ‘answer to Disneyland’ plans new fundraising round


London Resort Company seeks further funding as theme park’s debts and development costs continue to rise

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Legal & General ups fund investment portfolio to £1.8bn


Legal & General, on behalf of its Limited Price Inflation Fund (LPI), has expanded its investment portfolio to £1.8bn following a slew of deals.

Leisure features & opinions

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  • Weathering the Covid storm

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