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Friday 27 November 2009

Marketeers rush to cover their asses after launch of embarrassing new logo

Ilfracombe's new logo has been 'branded' a 'laughing stock'

‘To others it may look like a sperm, which makes it vibrant and life-affirming,’ said Ellen Vernon, economic regeneration officer at North Devon Council.

BBC News


Filed under: Fun — GS @ 6:23 pm
Wednesday 17 June 2009

Council plans to build stainless steel and glass ‘safety fence’ along Canal Street

Perhaps you thought you’d seen every half-baked, damaging, badly-thought out planning decision that Manchester City Council could come up with or approve for the gay village area?

It allowed ugly modern buildings to go up next to Victorian warehouses on Canal Street, replaced the cast-iron bridge with a concrete one, gave the go ahead for a giant skyscraper that would overshadow the whole street and granted endless licences for bars. It allowed the gay village, which was once a safe space, to become a binge-drinking hellhole where people get murdered.

Well, if you thought you’d seen it all, think again, because the latest lunatic proposal will make you gasp… (more…)


Filed under: Buildings,Environment,History,LGBT,Manchester,Politics — GS @ 6:33 pm
Friday 22 February 2008

How will Manchester fare if there’s a recession?

Walking around Ancoats recently I noticed how many of the buildings (many old cotton mills) are still empty. Some are semi-derelict, in other cases the shell has been tarted up a little, but not much done inside. It’s hard to know how many apartments in the converted and newly-built blocks are occupied. If it hasn’t been possible to ‘regenerate’ this area completely during the property boom of the last few years the question is: will it ever happen now?

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Filed under: Manchester,Politics — GS @ 12:58 pm
Tuesday 19 February 2008

Hacienda apartments

I saw this sad ad in an estate agent’s window on Deansgate. In case you don’t know, the building that was The Hacienda nightclub was completely demolished in 2002. An apartment block was put up on the site and is now marketed as ‘The Hacienda’.

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Filed under: Buildings,Manchester — GS @ 2:53 pm
Wednesday 6 February 2008

Manchester casino axed

Plans for a ‘super casino’ in Manchester have been axed by the Government. The House of Lords rejected the plans, last March.

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Filed under: Manchester,Politics — GS @ 8:32 pm

A property development too far

It seems that Manchester’s Afflecks Palace has been saved.

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Filed under: Buildings,Manchester — GS @ 2:06 am
Thursday 13 September 2007

Save Manchester’s Lesbian and Gay Centre and community groups

Just as Manchester Pride was about to start it emerged that Manchester City Council was apparently making plans to close down the Lesbian and Gay Centre.

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester,Politics — GS @ 1:30 am
 
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