GRAFFITI… Planning authority decisions are not the most common subject matter for those who enjoy daubing on a street canvas – refreshing, if you like a planning outburst – to find this ditty from a resident of Chester objecting to the Watkin Jones’ Towpath student accommodation. Is it that bad?
DECENT EXCUSE… Allied London boss Michael Ingall proclaimed himself gutted to have missed Sir Howard Bernstein’s civic dinner this week. His excuse? The birth of his son Luca, who has wasted no time in getting stuck into the family business – talking to the press about Allied London’s planning victory at St John’s on Thursday. No confirmation yet as to whether baby Luca will make an appearance on the Manchester stand at MIPIM next week alongside his dad.
MIPIM SLEB SHOEHORN… You can hear them now in the Yorkshire tea rooms, ‘take your Gary Neville and shove him…we’ve got Jonny Bairstow!’ Catch the England wicketkeeper and proud Bradfordian representing Leeds City Region at next week’s property and investment Test in Cannes, France, where he be officially opening the Invest in Leeds City Region stand. Howzat!?
UNLIKELY EATING ESTABLISHMENT… The canal has been drained around Deansgate Locks in Manchester city centre. Some entrepreneurial souls have obviously decided to set up shop. Finally perhaps Manchester will get that coveted Michelin star it’s been fighting for for years…