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Issue No 533 £2.00 27 July - 10 August 2010 news & jobs updated daily online Circulation 23,035 (July 07 – June 08) 'Dormant millions' to help enhance sports facilities By Tom Walker

The government is to explore the possibility of using abandoned betting accounts and other unclaimed winnings to benefit good causes. John Penrose, minister for tourism and heritage said:

"There is potential for some really good causes to benefit from this money – but we have to look at all the options first. That's why I've asked Don Foster to lead this review and leave no stone unturned. "Every day thousands of

people bet on the outcome of sporting events. Therefore it seems a natural fit that funds from abandoned betting

"I'll be meeting representa-

tives from all parts of the industry throughout the autumn to gain views and suggestions on how this can work," said Foster. "It would be great to see

some local sporting facilities and initiatives getting some extra funding in these difficult financial times." The review stems from a

'Abandoned' betting accounts could help fund new sports facilities

accounts should benefit grassroots sports projects." Foster, the Liberal Democrat

MP for Bath, has been tasked with compiling a report into how much money would be

involved, as well as determin- ing how a betting account can be classified as dormant and clarifying any legal ramifica- tions surrounding the potential use of the money.

Deeside Leisure Centre to receive £4m renovation Alliance Leisure appointed by local council to manage extensive redevelopment

By Tom Walker

Flintshire County Council has appointed Alliance Leisure to manage a £4m redevelopment of Deeside Leisure Centre. An 80-station family fitness

zone will be created through the conversion of an old first floor nightclub as part of the scheme, which will boast free weights, Technogym resistance and cardiovascular equipment, along with two studios and new changing rooms. A Shapemaster Feel Good

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refurbishment programme at Deeside Leisure Centre. The first phase, which is due to be completed by October, includes six five-a-side, 3G football pitches, a roller hockey zone and a multi-use games area. The third phase of the project

Sarah Watts, MD of Alliance Leisure signing the deal

both Powertone tables and Easytone chairs is also planned. The new gym will form the second stage of a three-phase


will see the rejuvenation of the old ice rink and the creation of an indoor extreme sports facility housing a climbing wall, high ropes course and a skate park for boarding, inline skates and BMX bikes. Plans also include a new soft play zone for small children.


pledge set out in the Coalition Agreement to look into the best use of abandoned betting accounts. Foster will present his findings – along with a possible proposal of new legislation – to by the end of the year. Once the report has been considered a consultation will follow.

Expansion plans for Tate St Ives

Tate St Ives, the Cornish branch of the Tate art gallery, is to go ahead with expansion plans after securing a deal to acquire land from Cornwall Council and the Penwith Housing Association. New gallery spaces and

art handling facilities will enable Tate St Ives to provide a more ambitious mixed programme of St Ives and national collection displays, alongside national and international exhibitions.

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