Gary McDonald Business Editor 06 April, 2019 01:00 NEWRY entrepreneur Brian McConville is to use his fit-out firm's maritime expertise to bring two important heritage buildings in Belfast city centre back to life in what is his first venture into prop[...] You have reached your limit of free articles Registered users get 5 regular articles and 1 free Premium article per week. … [Read more...] about Entrepreneur McConville enters property game with iconic Clarence scheme
Jeff Seidel Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Feb 10, 2019 Down Puritan Avenue on the west side of Detroit. Next to an abandoned, boarded-up house. In a low-slung brick building with a leaky roof — a former plumbing store has been converted into a boxing center. Inside SuperBad Fitness, a boxing gym, a life-size poster of Tony Harrison stands sentry at the entrance, holding his WBC Super Welterweight Champion belt. You turn to the left, walk into the lobby and find Harrison crouched over a small table in a corner, playing chess. He stares at the board, deep in thought, humming a rap song, wearing a black T-shirt and sweat pants. His baseball cap is on backward and the trash talk flows thick and fast. “I can’t believe I lost to this bum,” Harrison says, looking at his brother LJ Harrison. The brothers play chess every day — and argue incessantly about who won the last few games. “Don’t do … [Read more...] about Boxer Tony Harrison building a gym to surpass iconic Kronk
PUBLISHED: 19:30 23 January 2019 | UPDATED: 20:00 23 January 2019 Judy Rimmer Former County Hall, Ipswich. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR From County Hall to the Odeon, a number of the most iconic buildings in Ipswich have been standing empty. What is in the pipeline for these town landmarks? The disused County Hall, Ipswich. Picture: LUCY TAYLORCounty Hall: Will former council HQ be turned into flats? The Ipswich Vision Partnerhip has been looking for new uses for prominent buildings, including County Hall. In December, new plans were put forward to turn the County Hall building into 12 one, two and three-bedroom flats, with an accommodation block behind it including 28 flats and two maisonettes. The plans have been open to public consultation and are shortly due to go before Ipswich Borough Council’s planning committee. The imposing Grade II listed building in St Helen’s Street has stood empty and derelict for many years, since Suffolk County Council … [Read more...] about What’s in the pipeline for these 12 iconic empty Ipswich buildings?
By Robert Downen Published 12:00 am CST, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 V. Michael McKay and the Worshipers perform at a press conference on Monday organized at Houston City Hall in relation to this year's Martin Luther King Jr.'s parade, Jan. 7, 2019, in Houston. V. Michael McKay and the Worshipers perform at a press conference on Monday organized at Houston City Hall in relation to this year's Martin Luther King Jr.'s parade, Jan. 7, 2019, in Houston. Photo: Marie D. De Jesús, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer Photo: Marie D. De Jesús, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 V. Michael McKay and the Worshipers perform at a press conference on Monday organized at Houston City Hall in relation to this year's Martin Luther King … [Read more...] about Springer, Civil rights icon to head Houston’s MLK parade
Nineties and Noughties pop stars including some huge names and bands like East 17, Fatman Scoop, B*Witched and S Club are coming to Milton Keynes for a night of musical nostalgia. The star-studded concert at Marshall Arena will hopefully raise thousands of pounds for Willen Hospice. Called the Stepback! 90s vs 00s Concert, it will take place on Saturday 23 November 2019.The organisers are currently donating £5 to Willen Hospice for every ticket that is sold for the concert up until New Year’s Day.Among the Iconic acts from yesteryear that are set to perform are B*Witched, S Club, Blazin’ Squad, 5ive, Fatman Scoop, 911, East 17, Big Brovaz and Booty Luv.More acts will be announced in the New Year, said James Penny from the team behind the Stepback! 90s vs 00s Concert. He said:: “We’re really looking forward to visiting Milton Keynes next year, and as it is the festive season we wanted to do something generous for the local area, which is how we came up … [Read more...] about Iconic Nineties and Noughties stars including B*Witched, S Club, Blazin’ Squad, East 17 and Fatman Scoop coming to Milton Keynes