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Issue No 521 £2.00 news & jobs updated daily online
9 February - 22 February 2010 Circulation 23,035 (July 07 – June 08)
Grassroots sport to get a new voice in the regions
By Martin Nash England's strategy to key
regional and sub-regional
The government's drive to get partners; brokering regional
a million people playing more and sub-regional partnerships
sport is to be promoted by nine to secure continued investment
new champions, one for each in community sport and to
region in England. provide support to national
The 'Regional Champions for governing bodies at a regional
Community Sport' will act as level to help deliver their plans
advocates for grassroots sport in support of Sport England's
and Sport England's plans to strategic objectives
increase participation. They will Champions will also work
help to develop local partner- with the London 2012 Nations
ships to boost sports provision The scheme aims to increase participation in community sports and Regions Group to maxi-
and take-up, as well as securing mise the sporting legacy of the
continued investment for Midlands; Shaun Dawson, Matischen, Yorkshire and Games and act as spokespeople
grassroots initiatives. London; Peter Rowley, North Humber. Each will be expected for Sport England on local
Sports minister Gerry East; Pam Jervis, North West; to commit an average of half a issues, reflecting work being
Sutcliffe named the appointees John Cove, South East; Tim day a week to their new roles. done to boost participation,
as Stephen Castle, East of Coventry, South West; Dave The champions' responsibili- with funding from government
England; Manjula Sood, East Long, West Midlands; and Yuri ties include advocating Sport and the National Lottery.
Mayor: £5.5bn Battersea plans 'need more work'
Harry Ramsden's
Johnson 'encouraged' by proposals but said some issues need to be addressed
eyes expansion
Fish and chip chain Harry
By Pete Hayman 1980s, includes 700,000sq ft Ramsden's is set to open
(65,032sq m) of restaurant and 100 new properties over
London mayor Boris Johnson retail space and a hotel. the next five years under
has welcomed plans for £5.5bn A riverside park and public new plans announced by
redevelopment of Battersea access to restored historic areas the company's new owner,
Power Station but called for of the Grade II*-listed power Ranjit Boparan.
more work to be done on the station are also proposed. The iconic business,
scheme to ensure it meets the According to the Indepen- which first opened in
city's planning strategy. dent, Johnson told the council: Guiseley, West Yorkshire,
In his report to Wandsworth "This key part of the capital is in 1928, was acquired by
Council, the mayor advised that The mayor has raised concerns the biggest development Boparan Ventures group
parts of the Rafael Viñoly- over some aspects of the plans opportunity remaining in and operates 36 outlets,
designed development fail to London and the power station but is set for a large-scale
comply with policies set out in Treasury Holding UK's is one of London's much-loved expansion scheme under
the London Plan, with concerns masterplan for the 40-acre historic landmarks. It is vital new chief executive officer,
over a lack of affordable (16.2-hectare) site, which has that we get the redevelopment Marija Simovic.
housing and play spaces. remained derelict since the of this site right."
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