Capital & Centric has dramatically increased spending plans after gaining approval for a £20m redevelopment of Eye Witness works on Milton Street. Co-founder Tim Heatley said he wanted to spend up tp £200m in the city centre over the next five-to-10 years - on top of a project to convert a former cutlery factory into apartments. He announced the five-to-10-year ambition after Capital & Centric gained planning permission to redevelop the listed Eye Witness works on Milton Street.It is the Manchester-based firm’s first project in Sheffield.He said: “We are investing £20m here and our ambition is to invest a further £150m to £200m in the wider area in hotels, cafe-bars, restaurants, offices and workspaces.“We’re not scared of that scale and we’d like to run some projects concurrently with Eye Witness Works.” Mr Heatley was speaking at a round table discussion with city leaders.He added: “People are very … [Read more...] about How developer’s £200m plans will benefit Sheffield the ‘friendly city’
An archive photo BREST, 5 March (BelTA) – A possibility to hold a summit of representatives of child friendly cities in Brest in the run-up to the city's 1,000th anniversary is under discussion, Brest Oblast Deputy Governor Gennady Borisyuk told reporters at the opening of the Steps youth initiatives resource center on 5 March, BelTA has learned. The matter, just like the format of the event, is under discussion. “There are cooperation plans with UNICEF. Today we have discussed a possibility to arrange a summit of child friendly cities of Belarus and its partners from transboundary cooperation projects - Ukraine and Poland. We suggest holding this event in Brest in the run-up to the city's 1,000th anniversary. This will send a message that we live in the common world, have common goals and our children should help us achieve them. Maybe, this will be a roundtable session – the format will depend on the number of participants. There is no doubt that we need … [Read more...] about Brest might host child friendly cities summit
Amid a mass of colour and pounding Latin rhythms, revellers at this year’s Bogotá Pride march waved banners stating “not one step back”. They were among tens of thousands who took to the streets to celebrate and support Colombia’s LGBT community. Many annual Pride marches that were once solemn protests against repression have become celebrations of now-existing rights or progress, reflecting the strength of LGBT communities. In Bogotá, for example, the capital of a macho and socially conservative country, there has been surprising progress in LGBT rights. In March, Angélica Lozano Correa, a former member of the Bogotá city council, became the first openly LGBT person to be elected to the country’s Senate. In 2016 the country’s government passed laws allowing same-sex couples to adopt and marry, and the previous year it granted transgender people the right to change their identity on official government documents – policies … [Read more...] about Which is the world’s most LGBT-friendly city?
An archive photo MOGILEV, 29 August (BelTA) - Belarus is becoming a model for other countries in terms of developing the child-friendly environment, UNICEF representative in Belarus Rashed Mustafa Sarwar said ahead of the plenary session of the forum “City friendly to children and teenagers: from initiatives to the platform to localize the Sustainable Development Goals,” BelTA has learned. “We are happy to see that the efforts we have taken together with the government and local authorities have led to positive results, such as the creation of a platform for cities friendly to children and teenagers. Belarus is becoming an example to follow for other countries who would like to establish a similar platform and willing to learn from the vast experience of Belarusian cities in this matter,” Rashed Mustafa Sarwar said. The transition from the initiative to the platform cities friendly to children and teenagers will help in achieving the Sustainable … [Read more...] about Belarus hailed as example for other countries in creating child-friendly environment
0 Have your say Leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Peterborough City Council, Cllr Nick Sandford: Locally and nationally, Liberal Democrats have radical policies to tackle the underfunding in our National Health Service. To tackle the funding crisis, we would add 1p to income tax to provide a short term boost, and in the longer term look to transform national insurance into a dedicated health and social care tax. Locally, our city is underperforming on many key public health indicators. Too often our health services are focused on treating those who are ill, and Lib Dems would like to see much more emphasis on preventing illness. 40 per cent of NHS budgets are currently spent on treating illnesses which are preventable. NHS Campaigns such as the Diabetes Prevention Programme have had great success in Peterborough and in other cities, but at the same time we see our council cutting spending on the Healthy Peterborough Campaign (which puts across similar … [Read more...] about City Lib Dems’ steps to a healthier Peterborough