Prescot Micropub Site

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Prescot’s first ever micropub, a real ale haven with capacity for 50 people, has been given the go-ahead by council planning officers. An empty unit at 57 High Street will be converted into a pub, called The Bard, serving real ales from across the country, alongside craft beers, wine, spirits and soft drinks.

Appleton Thorn Village Hall

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A Cheshire village hall and Flixton Conservative Club have been named as two of the Campaign for Real Ale’s top four clubs in the country.

RHS Garden Bridgewater

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Worsley New Hall in Salford may have been demolished in 1946, but the Royal Horticultural Society wants to preserve memories of the site as part of its 150-acre RHS Garden Bridgewater, due to open in 2020.

Stalybridge Town Facebook Page Picture

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It's fair to say Stalybridge isn’t famed for its royal connections, but hopes were raised that the town could have its own Richard III-style discovery when human bones were excavated outside a new Aldi this week.

Doncaster Gritting Machine

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Encouraging people to help name anything can often end in a Boaty McBoatface-shaped disaster, but one council is taking a more nuanced approach to naming two new gritting machines. Will it be Spready Mercury, or Gritsy Witsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Anti-Slip Machiney that wins the day?

Salary By Gender And Seniority Level Graph V2

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Today is Equal Pay Day, which sounds like a good thing but really isn’t. At 3.34pm today, women in the UK will theoretically be working for free for the rest of the year, such is the gap between their earnings compared to their male counterparts. In property and construction, the situation is even worse.

RJP David Green

RJP hires from Jacobs

David Green has joined the planning practice as associate, growing the Manchester team to three.