If Leicester City plan to recruit loan star Youri Tielemans on a permanent deal this summer – and his early performances suggest they should – they will likely have to splash a club-record fee. A price-tag of £40million has been mooted for the Belgian midfielder and although City may be able to drag that figure down with if Adrien Silva heads in the other direction, to Monaco, any valuation above £30m will see the Tielemans become the club’s newest record signing. A £40m fee is some departure from the £300 City handed to Arsenal in May 1904 to make Billy Bannister their first paid-for player. From there City’s record fee progressed slowly through the thousands, taking in a trio of Arthurs: Chandler (£3,000, QPR, 1923), Lochhead (£3,300, Manchester United, 1925) and Rowley (£14,000, Fulham, 1950), who all proved money well spent, each still sitting in the top five of City’s all-time top scorers list. From there, the … [Read more...] about City are due a successful record buy
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The site of the last deep mine in Wales to close is set to reborn as an adventure park. Zip World, which has 11 adventures spread over three Snowdonia sites, will submit an application to develop a location in Rhigos, Rhondda Cynon Taf following a consultation period running until March 17, 2019. This will be the first site for the business outside of north Wales. Zip World has grown rapidly since launching its first superfast zip line at Penrhyn Quarry in Bethesda in 2013. Over the past five years the company has contributed £251m to the north Wales economy, according a 2018 report from North Wales Tourism. They have created 450 permanent jobs, with 93% of the staff living locally. Now it hopes that the plans for Rhigos - if approved - will allow Zip World to do for Welsh coal what it’s done for Welsh slate in north Wales. The Tower Colliery closed 11 years ago. Wales’ last remaining deep pit made national headlines in 1995 when workers defied the Conservative … [Read more...] about Zip World submit plans for adventure park in South Wales Valleys
A council facing £22m in budget cuts has come under fire over expensive plans to hire TWO personal chauffeurs for its civic Mayor and Mayoress. Halton council is looking to spend over £20k on two mayoral attendants to drive Mayor John Bradshaw and his wife Marjorie to and from their engagements. As well as driving, the successful candidate will be responsible for cleaning and maintaining the mayoral vehicle, ensuring the mayor’s parlour is "well presented and stocked", and generally supporting the mayor and his wife in their civic duties. The role for a mayoral attendant/chauffeur is offering the two chosen candidates up to £10,597 per year for a role working 21 hours a week. The job advert posted on the council website says: "You will be responsible for driving the Mayor/Mayoress to and from civic engagements and in doing so will use your excellent organisational and planning skills to meet strict timescales; whilst ensuring a safe arrival and dignified … [Read more...] about Outrage over council plans to hire TWO personal chauffeurs for £20,000
Boeing is set to build another multi-million pound factory in Sheffield, The Star can reveal. The aerospace giant is so impressed by 'Boeing Sheffield', it has brought forward plans for a second – and it will be even bigger.Boeing senior vice president Jenette Ramos, business secretary Greg Clark MP and US ambassador Woody Johnson came to the city for the grand opening of the £40m facility, its first in Europe, on Sheffield Business Park. It has already started machining parts for 737s and 767s and is set to hit full production next year.But The Star understands Boeing bosses have already bought a large plot of land nearby from Sheffield University and triggered 'Phase Two'.The plan is to make different, but complimentary, parts to Boeing Sheffield, but in a much bigger facility. It will also take advantage of the same Sheffield University research skills that first attracted it.At the opening bosses would only say there was "more to come" and to expect … [Read more...] about Exclusive: Boeing plans second multi-million pound factory in Sheffield.
A challenge to the Government's decision to reject controversial plans for Britain's biggest opencast mine at Druridge Bay will go before High Court Judges on Wednesday. Developer Banks Mining is challenging the Government's decision in March to refuse planning permission for the Northumberland site. In a landmark ruling, then Communities Secretary Sajid Javid turned the plans down over climate change concerns. The Durham firm branded that ruling "absolutely perverse". Councillors are among those who backed the plans which would create at least 100 jobs and investment worth £87m. The hearing today relates to 'errors in the legal basis' on which Mr Javid made his decision to reject the planning appeal. But Tony Bosworth, from Friends of the Earth, said: "By refusing planning permission for the Druridge opencast site, the Government made the right decision for the right reasons. “We have just had the starkest possible warning about the future of the planet from the … [Read more...] about Druridge Bay ‘d-day’ as mine plans set for High Court hearing