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Issue No 530 £2.00 15 June - 28 June 2010 news & jobs updated daily online Circulation 23,035 (July 08 – June 09) London mayor calls for new Harry Potter attraction By Pete Hayman

London mayor Boris Johnson has called on fans of the Harry Potter books to lobby for the development of a new theme park dedicated to the fictional wizard in the UK capital. Writing in his column for the

Telegraph newspaper, Johnson said that he "deeply and bitterly" disapproved of the new Harry Potter attraction that has been developed in Orlando, Florida, US. The mayor urged young

people and "their Potter-fiend parents" to write to Warner Brothers, Universal and author JK Rowling to bring a similar attraction to London.

and run, and we must be utterly mad, as a country, to leave it to the Americans to make money from a great British invention." The Wizarding World of

Harry Potter is scheduled to open at Universal Studios Orlando on 18 June, compris- ing a range of rides based on the tales of the fictional wizard. The attraction will comprise

Orlando's Harry Potter attraction is scheduled to open on 18 June Johnson wrote: "I want to

know why this Kingdom of Potter is not being built in the UK, and I won't be fobbed off with any nonsense about the weather. They built Eurodisney

in the Valley of the Marne, where it is at least as cold and drizzly as it is in London – and it has been a success. " My point is that this Potter business has legs. It will run

Pure Gym announces two-year expansion scheme Operator planning to launch 24 sites across the UK following £10m investment

By Pete Hayman

Health club operator Pure Gym has confirmed plans to open 24 UK sites over the next two years, following a £10m investment in the company. A successful fundraising effort by Magenta Partners

– led by principal investor and retail entrepreneur Tom Singh – will allow the operator to add to its existing five sites. Pure Gym, which currently

runs clubs in Sheffield; Manchester; Leeds; Edinburgh and Wolverhampton, offers



The low-cost operator aims to open 24 sites over two years

monthly memberships starting at £9.99 and provides custom- ers with 24 hour access to its sites, seven days a week.


Two new clubs – Birmingham

and Glasgow – are set to open shortly, while a further six sites are in the pipeline, with Aberdeen, Belfast and Derby among prospective locations. Pure Gym chief executive

Peter Roberts said: "We saw a big gap in the market for people that wanted to work out in a no frills environment without sacrificing the quality of the equipment they use. "Our gyms have filled their

memberships very successfully and we believe the time is right to roll this out across the UK."


three themed elements – Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, a new ride system at the heart of Wizarding World, plus Flight of the Hippogriff and Dragon Challenge. Plans also include a signature

eating establishment offering traditional British cuisine.

New visitors' charter unveiled

UKinbound has launched a new charter designed to underline the help visitors can expect to receive from the UK industry in the event of travel disruption. The development of the

Visitor Assurance Charter comes after flights to and from the UK were severely disrupted by the volcanic ash cloud earlier this year. The charter aims to

reassure visitors that they will not be subject to inflated costs in the event of disruption.

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