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JD Wetherspoon is to invest £35m in the expansion of its chain of 866 pubs with 30 new sites in 2013, with the creation of 1,200 jobs.
Bloc Hotels has secured a £7m funding package to help develop a new nationwide chain of ten budget hotels by 2017, starting with a 244-bedroom hotel at Gatwick.
Staycity and RO St Bernards are to submit plans to build a £15m 190-bed hotel on Charlotte Street in Birmingham by 2014.
Trentham Gardens has submitted plans to invest £15m in the development of 75 holiday lodges and 26 shops at its Staffordshire estate by 2014, with the creation of 200 jobs.
Roomzzz Aparthotel is to open new hotels in Liverpool and Chester in early 2013, and is also planning two sites in southern England.
Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded funding of £18m for the restoration of 12 parks across the country, including £2.2m for Hednesford Park in Cannock and £2.6m for Wilton Lodge Park in Hawick.
Irish Football Association has submitted plans to rebuild Windsor Park stadium in Belfast, at a cost of up to £29m.
Basildon Council is backing plans from Barratt Wilson Bowden for a £1bn project in the town centre, including a new cinema, market and 2,000 homes.
SGS Hotels UK is planning to create a chain of six hotels by 2015, following the £7.5m acquisition of the Ramada Birmingham Solihull.
Cornwall Council is seeking lottery funding to set up a new £9.8m archives centre in Redruth.
Fasque House Properties has won planning permission from Aberdeenshire Council for the £55m redevelopment of its historic estate, including a visitor centre, housing and about 300 jobs.
City of York Council has secured a £1.6m lottery grant to set up a new archive centre at the York Explore Library Learning Centre by 2014.
Bluestone National Park is looking to raise £10m to expand its resort in Pembrokeshire, including a new corporate centre and lodges.
Xercise 4 Less is to create 60 jobs at a new 30,000 sq ft budget gym due to open in Hull in January.
Wear Inns is planning to expand its County Durham-based chain of 26 pubs to 40 by the end of next year.
On the Beach is to create 70 new sales and customer service jobs at its Stockport-based online travel agency next year.
Accor has acquired three new hotel development sites in Edinburgh to open over the next two years, while a 310-room hotel will open in London's Canary Wharf in 2015.
Eastbourne Borough Council has unveiled plans for the £35m expansion of Devonshire Park, including a new conference centre and the refurbishment of the Congress Theatre.
West Ham United Football Club has been selected as preferred bidder to move to the £429m Olympic Stadium in London after 2016.
New Forest District Council is to consider plans to build a new £4.5m community arts centre and theatre in Ringwood.
Swansea City Football Club is planning to expand the capacity of the Liberty Stadium with 12,000 new seats.
Greene King is looking to expand its chain of 188 Hungry Horse pubs to at least 300.
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council is to consider plans from Oak Regeneration and the Land Trust for a £40m tourist resort and five-star hotel at a former mine site in the Amman Valley, with the creation of 200 jobs.
Aberdeen City Council is to seek lottery funding for the £33m upgrade of the city's art gallery.
North Lincolnshire Council is to build a new £3m sports centre in Brigg by 2014.
Herne Bay Pier Trust has unveiled proposals for a new £70m marina and leisure attraction at Herne Bay in Kent.
Trilogy is recruiting more than 100 staff for the reopening of its nightclub in Doncaster in December.
Rubicon is seeking permission to expand its Wolverhampton-based casino into an adjacent site, with the creation of 100 jobs.
Egencia is to relocate its Manchester-based corporate travel business and up to 200 staff to a 12,700 sq ft office at Three Piccadilly Place.
Edwardian Group has acquired the Theatre Royal building in Manchester, as part of a reported £300m planned investment in the expansion of its hotel portfolio.
Oldham Council is to seek a further £3.9m of lottery funding to develop a new heritage and arts centre on Union Street.
Kimmeridge Trust has secured a £2.8m lottery grant to set up a new fossil museum in Purbeck, Dorset, by 2016.
Birmingham City Council is to consider plans from the Church of Scientology to develop a new £6m headquarters at a 62,000 sq ft building in Moseley.
Northumberland County Council is to consider plans from Arch Group for a £20m community facility in Ashington, including a new library and sports facilities.
Sutton Council is to consider £140m plans from CNM and LXB for two developments in South London, including hotels, shops, offices and the creation of 1,250 jobs.
Snoozebox has raised £8.4m in a share issue to fund the expansion of its portable hotel accommodation business.
Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded a £11m grant to the Hastings Pier & White Rock Trust to buy and restore the pier.
Northumberland County Council is to consider plans for the development of a £50m Active Lifestyle Resort in Widdrington by 2015, including an 800-acre adventure park and 700 jobs.
Terrace Hill is planning a £30m leisure development in Darlington by December 2014, including an 80-bedroom hotel, cinema, restaurants and shops.
Jurys Inn is to invest £25m in the renovation of its hotels over the next two years.
Ulster Rugby has secured £15m of government funding to expand its Ravenhill stadium in Belfast by summer 2014.
Fitness First is to invest £45m in the refurbishment of its chain of about 330 fitness clubs over the next two years.
Stoke City Football Club is to submit plans to expand the capacity of the Britannia Stadium to 30,000.
Travelodge is forming a partnership with Gym Group to invest £70m in the development of ten more shared hotel and gym sites in the South East by 2017.
Bolton Wanderers is planning a £100m sports and education development at the Reebok Stadium, including office accommodation in a series of seven-storey buildings.
The Hyatt Regency hotel in Birmingham is to undergo a £6m refurbishment, having been bought out of administration by US-based Hyatt Hotels Corporation for £27m.
Anglesey County Council is to consider plans from Land & Lakes for a new holiday village on a 630-acre site at Penrhos Coastal Park, with the creation of 600 jobs.
Somerset County Cricket Club is planning to invest £1m at its ground in Taunton, including a new media centre, corporate facilities and additional seating.
The Theatre Royal in Plymouth has secured a £5m grant from the Arts Council for a £7m refurbishment project.
Walsall Council is planning to build two new leisure centres at Walsall Wood and Bloxwich by 2015.
Cheshire West & Chester Council is looking to redevelop the Northgate Quarter in Chester, including a new cinema, department store, restaurants and up to 1,600 jobs.
Il Calcio of Romania is to open its second London restaurant in Mayfair this year, which could lead to the creation of a new chain of outlets.
HorseWorld is planning to build a £5m visitor centre, museum and equestrian training centre at its site in Bristol.
Thomson and First Choice are looking to recruit 900 staff to work in various holiday resorts abroad.
Ennismore Capital is said to be planning to set up a £15m 200-room hotel at Holborn in London, which could lead to the development of a chain of Hoxton-branded hotels.
Marston's is planning to expand into Scotland by opening up to five pub restaurants a year, with each site creating about 50 jobs.
Barrio Bars is planning to open three more bars in London by the end of next year.
Liverpool City Council has awarded a £40m contract to ISG to build an 87,000 sq ft exhibition centre at Kings Dock by 2015.
Gourmet Burger Kitchen is to expand its chain of 53 restaurants with five new sites over the next three months.
Nottinghamshire County Council is planning to build a £13m Discover Robin Hood visitor centre in Sherwood Forest by 2015, with the creation of 100 jobs.
Prime Investors Capital has acquired Admiralty Arch in London for £60m, and is planning to convert it into a luxury hotel with the creation of hundreds of jobs.
Skyscanner is planning to expand its online travel business with 100 new jobs and a new office in Glasgow over the next year.
Aurora Hotel Collection is to employ 30 staff at a new headquarters in Larbert, in order to support its Scottish chain of eight luxury hotels.
Equinox of the US is looking to open two more upmarket gyms in London over the next two years, having just opened the first in Kensington.
Powerleague Fives is planning to invest £20m in community sports centres in London.
Surrey County Council has awarded £5m for the development of a £8m Magna Carta visitors' centre at Runnymede by 2015.
Cozy Pubs is planning to expand its Essex-based chain of three pubs to 13 over the next five years.
Whitbread is looking to create 10,000 jobs in its Premier Inn and Costa Coffee chains over the next three years.
Scarborough Borough Council has approved plans from Skelwith Leisure for 50 luxury cottages and an education centre at Raithwaite Country Retreat near Whitby.
Ticketmaster has agreed terms to lease a 47,700 sq ft office on Pentonville Road in North London.
Bletchley Park Trust has secured more than £5m of funding to expand the visitor facilities at its estate in Buckinghamshire.
Betgenius is setting up a 10,000 sq ft office at 25 Soho Square in London.
Bromsgrove District Council has appointed Opus Land to regenerate the former Market Hall site into a 53,000 sq ft cinema and retail complex by 2014.
Whitbread is to invest £4m in two new Premier Inn hotels in Newport and Tenby by the end of 2013, with the creation of 90 jobs.
Minoan Group is planning to set up a nationwide network of 1,000 computerised travel agency kiosks in post offices over the next five years.
Richardson's Group has submitted plans to Great Yarmouth Borough Council to build a new 260-room hotel at its Seacroft holiday park.
Malmaison is looking to open up to seven boutique hotel and leisure properties in suburban areas of major towns and cities.
Liverpool Football Club has unveiled proposals to invest £150m in the expansion of its Anfield stadium to a capacity of 60,000.
The Sports Domes is to create an initial 20 jobs at a new £7m sports and leisure facility due to open in Hartlepool by the end of the year.
Paddy Power, the bookmaker, is planning to create 600 jobs in social media, online marketing and e-commerce over the next three years.
Rangers is looking to raise £20m in a flotation to fund the redevelopment of the area around its Glasgow football stadium, including new bars and shops.
Battersea Arts Centre has secured a £2.5m lottery grant to restore its building and set up a historical archive.
Cineworld is to set up an 11-screen multiplex cinema at Broughton Shopping Park in Chester.
Amber Taverns has secured funding of £24m to expand its Blackpool-based chain of 80 pubs with 12 new sites.
Spirit Pub Company is looking to expand its chain of John Barras branded pubs from 100 to 200 sites.
London Resort Company Holdings has unveiled proposals to build a £2bn Paramount Pictures theme park on the Swanscombe peninsula in Kent by 2018, with the creation of up to 27,000 jobs.
Pure Gym is to invest £37m in the expansion of its chain of 32 fitness clubs to 70 by the end of 2013.
Orchid Group is to invest £20m in improvements to its chain of 250 pubs over the next three years.
Marston's is planning to open up to 25 new pubs over the next year.
COSMO is to create 50 jobs at a new buffet restaurant at the New Front leisure development in Leeds.
De Vere is to build a Village Urban Resorts hotel at the Lakeside North Harbour development in Portsmouth by 2014, and is in negotiations to open in four additional locations.
Dorsett Hospitality is to invest £21m in the development of a 260-bedroom hotel on Aldgate High Street in London.
Brighton & Hove Albion has won permission to set up a new football training academy in Lancing by 2014.
Wyre Forest District Council has unveiled plans for a new £10m leisure centre and swimming pool on Spennells Way.
Atmosphere Bars & Clubs is planning to expand its chain of 26 Chicago Rock nightclubs with 50 new sites over the next three years.
Cloverleaf Restaurants is to create 70 jobs at a new 13,800 sq ft restaurant due to open at Team Valley in Gateshead in June 2013.
Snoozebox is to set up a hotel made from old shipping containers inside the O2 Arena in London in November.
Cineworld has announced plans for a 12-screen 41,500 sq ft cinema in Bracknell.
Creative Scotland is to invest £15m in 16 building refurbishment and public art projects across Scotland.
On The Beach is to relocate its Manchester-based online travel business and 150 staff to a new 17,500 sq ft office at the Park Square scheme in Cheadle.
Menzies Hotels is to invest £7m refurbishing many of its 15 hotels, including the Welcombe Hotel Spa & Golf Club in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Glasgow School of Art is planning to build a £20m research centre, as part of the redevelopment of its Garnethill campus.
Motel One of Germany is planning to open at least six budget hotels in the UK, with the first due to open in Edinburgh in December.
Puxton Park has won permission from North Somerset Council for a £2m expansion project, including visitor facilities, garden centre and 40 jobs.
UK Land Estates is planning to develop a ten-acre site at the Team Valley trading estate in Gateshead, including 100,000 sq ft of office space, a 100-bedroom hotel, shops and up to 750 jobs.
Paragon Entertainment is to set up a £1m visitor attraction called Quest at the Merry Hill shopping centre in Dudley.
Slough Borough Council has selected Morgan Sindall Investments as its preferred partner for a £1bn regeneration scheme, including a new town centre library and leisure facilities.
Bounce is looking to open a new chain of restaurants featuring table tennis tables in London, with the first 12,500 sq ft site due to open in Holborn in October.
Accor is looking to recruit 100 new management apprentices to work in hotels across the country.
Cruiseco of Australia is to open a new office in Birmingham in November, in order to support the launch of its cruise holidays.
Hilton Worldwide is to open a new hotel with 171 rooms at the Ageas Bowl cricket ground in Southampton in 2014.
Bromley Council is to consider plans from Cray Wanderers to build a new 5,153-capacity football stadium in St Paul's Cray.
Frenzy Creative is to relocate its Manchester-based mascot making business and 22 staff to a larger unit on the Tameside Business Park.
Capital Shopping Centres has appointed Merlin Entertainments to operate a new 36,000 sq ft Sea Life centre at the Trafford Centre in Manchester from 2013.
Genting is looking to recruit 25 staff for its refurbished casino in Reading.
Boringdon Hall Hotel in Plymouth is planning to build a new £4m spa facility by 2014, with the creation of up to 50 jobs.
London Zoo is planning to build a new £3.6m enclosure for tigers.
Blackburn with Darwen Council is to consider plans from Maple Grove Developments for the £25m Cathedral Quarter project in Blackburn, including a hotel, shops, bus interchange and 37,000 sq ft of office space.
Abercrombie & Kent is considering plans to open a chain of upmarket travel outlets in London, starting with a 3,300 sq ft site at 180 Cheapside.
Portland Stone Firms is to submit plans for a new £3-5m holiday park on Portland, with the creation of 20 full-time and 120 seasonal jobs.
Travelodge has secured its future by agreeing a deal with landlords and creditors to cut rents at 109 hotels and sell a further 49 hotels to other operators.
Blackpool Council is to consider plans from Cassidy & Ashton to convert the former TVR site in Bispham into an ice rink, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Armagh District Council is to consider plans from Osborne Property Group for the development of a £25m four-star hotel on the site of Armagh Gaol.
Barrhead Travel is to create 75 new sales and support jobs at travel stores across Scotland and Cumbria.
Accor is to open four Novotel, Ibis and Mercure hotels in London in October, with the creation of 170 jobs.
Anytime Fitness is planning to expand its chain of five franchised gyms to about 25 by the end of next year.
National Memorial Arboretum has won permission from Lichfield District Council to invest £12m in new visitor facilities by 2014.
Rotherham Council is looking to develop a new cinema and theatre at the Forge Island site in the town centre.
David Lloyd Leisure is planning to launch a chain of 15,000 sq ft fitness studios on high streets, depending on the success of three trial sites in London and Winchester.
Prince's Trust is to relocate the London headquarters of its youth charity to the 32,000 sq ft Broadgate House on Eldon Street.
The Department for Social Development (DSD) is to provide up to £3.5m funding for the transformation of the Guildhall in Londonderry into a visitor centre, as part of the 2013 City of Culture.
KDC London has unveiled plans to create a £2.4m national migration museum at Tilbury's London Cruise Terminal.
The Welsh Government and Cardiff Council are discussing proposals to build a new £100m convention centre and 15,000-capacity indoor arena in Cardiff.
Beamish Museum is planning to invest £20m in the expansion of its visitor attraction in County Durham over the next ten years, with the creation of 100 jobs.
Oldham Athletic has unveiled plans to build a new £5m stand at its Boundary Park football stadium, including shops and conference facilities.
Westminster City Council has approved plans from Criterion Capital to develop a 583-bedroom pod-style hotel at the Trocadero in London.
Inter Ikea of Sweden is planning to create a chain of at least 100 budget hotels across the UK and Europe.
Bloc Hotels is to open a 245-bedroom budget hotel at Gatwick airport in autumn 2013.
Cineworld is planning to invest more than £75m expanding its chain of 79 cinemas with 25 new sites by 2017.
Vue has submitted plans to set up a multiplex cinema at the Buttermarket in Ipswich.
Vingt-Quatre of London is looking to expand its VQ 24-hour cafe format into other major cities.
Denby Pottery has won approval from Amber Valley Borough Council to expand its visitor facilities, including shops, an activity centre, a hotel and up to 600 jobs.
Coastal Communities Fund has awarded £2m to develop a coastal tourism academy in Bournemouth, with the creation of 165 jobs.
Drake & Morgan is to open two more restaurants in the City of London in 2013, taking the total to seven.
Sunspot Tours is planning to relocate its travel business and up to 50 jobs from Cranbrook to a larger site in Sevenoaks.
InterContinental is to create 180 jobs at a new 256-room hotel due to open in Westminster in November.
AFC Wimbledon has unveiled plans to rebuild the former Plough Lane football stadium over the next ten years, at a cost of about £100m.
De Vere Hotels has been appointed by US-based KSL Capital Partners to oversee the estimated £25m refurbishment of The Belfry hotel in Sutton Coldfield.
Ladbrokes is planning to open a further 50 betting shops by the end of the year.
Rugby Borough Council is to consider plans from J Marine to build a £15m narrowboat marina at Onley Park near Willoughby.
Scottish Opera has secured lottery funding for the £11m refurbishment of the Theatre Royal in Glasgow by 2014.
Hoole Lawn Tennis Club has unveiled plans to build a new £2.5m tennis complex at Mickle Trafford in Cheshire.
Ingliston Hotels has won permission to build a £15m hotel at Edinburgh Airport, and it will be operated by Chardon Management.
Arts Council England has awarded grants totalling £44m to restore the National Theatre, Royal Opera House, Southbank Centre, High House Production Park and Chichester Festival Theatre.
Novus Leisure is planning to double its chain of 52 Tiger Tiger and Balls Brothers bars over the next three years, following a £100m buyout backed by Hutton Collins Partners and LGV Capital.
Fulham Football Club has won permission to expand the capacity at its Craven Cottage stadium in London from 25,700 to 30,000.
Lido Views has unveiled plans for a £20m spa hotel and leisure complex at the Cliftonville Lido in Margate.
Bharat Hotels of India is planning to open its first UK luxury hotel under the Lalit brand opposite Tower Bridge in London by 2015.
Bristol Rovers has won approval to build a new £40m 21,700-capacity football stadium in Frenchay.
Barrhead Travel of Glasgow is to recruit 50 apprentices at its travel branches across the country.
Airkix has won permission to develop a £6m sky-diving and skiing centre at Basingstoke Leisure Park by 2013, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is to open a 187-bedroom five-star hotel near Dundee in 2015.
Rushbond has submitted plans for a 120-bedroom hotel and a 100,000 sq ft business park at Bretton Hall near Wakefield, with the creation of 400 jobs.
Blackstar has raised £3.5m from venture capital firm Foresight to fund the expansion of its Northampton-based music equipment business.
Middleport Pottery has secured lottery funding of £1.5m to go towards the development of visitor facilities at its Stoke-based pottery, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Sport England has awarded £19m of Olympic legacy funding to 377 community sports projects across the country.
Arena Leisure is to submit plans for a new casino at Wolverhampton Racecourse, with the creation of up to 280 jobs.
Doncaster Council is to consider plans from GMI Property for the £10m expansion of the Doncaster Leisure Park site, including restaurants and up to 400 jobs.
Arup has appointed Chetwood Architects to work on plans for the transformation of the former Tetley's site in Leeds into a new arts space by 2013.
North Tyneside Council has approved plans for the £23m development of 60-bed hotel, care home and apartments at the Spanish City site in Whitley Bay by 2014, with the creation of 500 jobs.
Fatsoma is relocating its Manchester-based online ticketing agency and up to 17 staff to The Hive.
Futsal is to open a five-a-side football centre at Millshaw Park in Leeds next month, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Harrods is planning to open a luxury hotel at Chelsea Barracks in London, as part of a new international chain.
Derry City Council is to consider plans from Caw Properties for a £10m hotel and superstore development in Londonderry, with the creation of 300 jobs.
Loungers is planning to increase the rate of expansion of its Bristol-based chain of 24 cafe bars, and believes there is potential for up to 250 outlets.
Torbay Council is to seek Arts Council funding for the £5m expansion of the Princess Theatre in Torquay.
Pier Amusements has unveiled proposals to build a new leisure pier in Felixstowe by 2014.
Paragon Creative is planning to expand the 60-strong workforce at its York-based visitor attractions design business by about 50% by the end of the year.
Pump House Museum in Walthamstow is planning a £7m expansion project by 2014, including a new three-storey gallery.
Accor is to invest £5m in staff training at its 185 UK hotels, as part of an expansion programme that will create 3,500 jobs by 2015.
Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded grants of £27m to help secure the future of 18 museums and heritage organisations across the country.
Whitbread is planning to open 4,200 Premier Inn rooms and 350 new Costa coffee stores this financial year, with the creation of 3,500 jobs.
Neath Port Talbot Council is considering plans for the development of a complex of 72 holiday homes and leisure facilities at Parc Pelenna near Neath.
Venture Xtreme is planning to set up a £18m extreme sports centre at Copeland in Cumbria, with the creation of 130 jobs.
Skyscanner has announced the relocation of its Edinburgh-based travel business and 140 staff to a new 28,000 sq ft office at the Quartermile development.
Brighton & Hove City Council is to consider plans from Karma Royal Group of Australia to set up a £5m luxury spa resort on the seafront, with the creation of 300 jobs.
Motel One of Germany is looking to open a chain of budget hotels in UK cities, with sites being sought in Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester and London.
Jomast Developments has secured a licence to open a £25m casino and leisure complex in Middlesbrough, with the creation of up to 300 jobs.
West Dorset District Council is to seek £1m of lottery funding to transform Shire Hall in Dorchester into a visitor centre.
Virgin Active is to invest £25m in improvements to the 53 recently-acquired Esporta fitness clubs this year.
Snap Fitness is planning to set up a new nationwide chain of at least 75 fitness clubs over the next five years.
BrewDog is to expand its Fraserburgh-based brewing business by opening bars in Birmingham, Bristol and Leeds, with the creation of 40 jobs.
Blackpool Football Club is looking to relocate its training ground to a new site.
Luminar is to invest at least £2m in improvements to its chain of 59 nightclubs this year.
Celtic Manor is planning to invest £160m in the expansion of its leisure resort in Newport over the next ten years, including luxury chalets and 230 jobs.
Fitness First is looking to secure its future by selling off 67 of its 147 fitness clubs by the end of the year.
Trailfinders is opening a new travel store in Liverpool this month, with the creation of 20 jobs.
Anglesey Council is supporting plans from Conygar and Stena Line for a £100m marina development at Holyhead, including 500 berths, a hotel, museum and about 300 jobs.
Wakefield Council is to seek lottery funding of £3m to create a leading visitor attraction at Pontefract Castle.
De Vere Group is said to be planning to invest up to £120m in its hotels and conference centres over the next three years.
Gateshead Council has approved plans to build a £4.7m Vue cinema at Trinity Square by summer 2013.
Maclay Group is planning to expand its Scottish chain of 26 pubs with ten new sites a year, having appointed CDLH Leisure & Hospitality Surveyors to find suitable locations.
SA Brain is considering plans to expand its Cardiff-based chain of 18 Coffee#1 outlets with up to ten new sites a year.
Telford & Wrekin Council is to consider plans from Hark Apollo to build a new cinema, restaurants and retail outlets near Central Square in Telford, with the creation of up to 100 jobs.
York Art Gallery is to undergo a £7.5m revamp by 2015, in order to improve the exhibition space and visitor facilities.
Madecorn Leisure has secured funding of £6.4m to expand the Mercia Marina at Willington in Derbyshire with 11 retail unit and 200 jobs.
Graham Anthony Associates has secured planning permission for the £5m transformation of Wyreside Hall at Dolphinholme in Lancashire into a five-star hotel and leisure complex.
National Amusements is planning to open an 11-screen Showcase Cinema de Lux at the £50m extension to Centrale in Croydon.
Longshot is planning to transform Cherkley Court near Leatherhead into a 48-bedroom luxury hotel and cookery school.
Baa Bar is planning to expand its Liverpool-based chain of bars from ten to 20 over the next four years, including new sites in Leeds, Sheffield and Birmingham.
London Clubs International, the operator of ten casinos in the UK, is expected to be put up for sale by Caesars Entertainment with a price tag of about £160m.
Travelodge is to create 100 new jobs across the country, including 65 in property maintenance, 20 for hotel team members and 15 at its head office in Thames.
Elysium Group has unveiled proposals to build a five-storey 74-bedroom hotel in Colchester, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Waltham Forest Council has approved plans from London & Quadrant to invest £50m in the development of a leisure centre and 294 homes on the site of Walthamstow Stadium, with the creation of up to 250 jobs.
Imperial War Museum has won approval from Southwark Council for the first stage of a £35m investment in improvements to its facilities by 2014.
Wear Inns has secured a £10m investment to expand its Billingham-based chain of 15 pubs across the north-east and Yorkshire, with the creation of 40 new jobs.
Capita Symonds is forming a partnership with Oxford Hotels and Equiture to acquire, develop and refurbish hotels across the country.
Chelsea Football Club has unveiled proposals to build a new 60,000-capacity stadium on the 39-acre Battersea Power Station site.
Glyndwr University is looking to invest up to £10m in improvements to the Racecourse football stadium in Wrexham.
West Dunbartonshire Council has unveiled proposals to build a new football stadium for Dumbarton FC.
St Fagans National History Museum has submitted plans to Cardiff Council for a £24m expansion project over the next five years, with the creation of 33 jobs.
University of Birmingham is planning to invest £175m in the expansion of its Edgbaston campus over the next five years, including a new library, sports centre and student accommodation.
Just-Eat has secured a £39m private equity investment to expand its online takeaway business into new countries and create new jobs at its central operations in Borehamwood and London.
English Lakes Hotels has unveiled revised plans to build a convention centre at Lake Windermere in Cumbria, with the creation of 35 jobs.
David Lloyd Leisure is to open a £8m sports centre in Worcester in December, with the creation of 70 jobs.
Espalier Developments has unveiled plans for a £50m holiday village at Millendreath in Cornwall, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Merlin Entertainments is considering plans to relocate the London Dungeon tourist attraction to the County Hall building.
Grosvenor Casinos has won approval to open a new casino at Rose Kiln Lane in Reading next year, with the creation of 120 jobs.
Darlington Borough Council is considering plans to transform Darlington Arts Centre into a multi-use venue, with the creation of 100 jobs.
Graphite Capital is expected to acquire a £21m stake in London-based Rex Restaurant Associates, in order to fund the development of new restaurants.
Capital Shopping Centres is planning to open an aquarium at the Trafford Centre in Manchester, in order to attract more visitors.
Lynx Fishing is creating an initial 40 jobs at a new 11,500 sq ft factory in Alnwick, Northumberland, in order to manufacture a new product for anglers.
The Gym Group is planning to expand its chain of 20 fitness clubs to at least 150 over the next five years.
Pure Gym is planning to expand its chain of 22 fitness clubs to 65 next year.
Wyre Forest District Council is to consider plans from St Francis Group to redevelop the former British Sugar site in Kidderminster, including a hotel, shops, care home and more than 400 jobs.
Spirit Pub Company is reported to be planning to dispose of up to 80 pubs from its chain of more than 800.
Hilton Worldwide is to create a further 700 new jobs in its UK hotel chain, and there will also be 100 new apprentices.
Plymouth City Council is to consider plans from Akkeron Leisure for the £83m expansion of the Plymouth Pavilions leisure site, including new shops, homes and 550 jobs.
Aspers is to open a 36,500 sq ft casino at the Xscape site in Milton Keynes.
Plymouth College of Art is planning to build a new £4m craft and digital design workshop by 2013.
South Oxfordshire District Council is planning to build a new £15m leisure centre in Didcot by 2016.
Hull City Council has approved plans from Manor Property Group to build a £15m Hilton Garden Inn hotel on Anne Street by 2013, with the creation of 60 jobs.
Snoozebox is considering plans to raise £10m in a flotation on Aim to fund the expansion of its portable hotels business.
Sale Sharks is to relocate its rugby club to Barton later this year, in order to ground share with Salford City Reds.
Stoke City has unveiled plans to invest £6m in the expansion of its football training ground, with the creation of up to 100 jobs.
Plymouth City Council is in discussions with AWW Architects about a proposal to build a £15m pier on the Hoe, in order to attract more visitors.
Victorian Chop House Company has unveiled plans to develop a £3.5m restaurant and boutique hotel at the Memorial Hall building in Manchester's Albert Square, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Laura Ashley has acquired the Edgewarebury building at Elstree in Hertfordshire for £5.8m, in order to open a 49-room boutique hotel.
Malmaison and Hotel du Vin are planning to open six new hotels over the next three years, including three of each brand.
Arts Council England has announced funding of up to £114m for 26 projects, including the refurbishment of arts buildings and theatres across the country.
Telford & Wrekin Council is to invest £4m in the expansion of Telford's ice rink this year, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Merlin Entertainments is considering plans to build tourist observation towers at up to ten Sea Life parks, depending on the success of its first in Weymouth.
Highland Council has awarded outline permission to the Cawdor Maintenance Trust for a £70m development near Nairn, including a golf course, hotel and 300 homes.
Clarenco has acquired a further two sea forts in the Solent, and will convert them into a hotel and a museum.
Del Arte is planning to set up a new chain of ten franchised Italian restaurants in the UK over the next seven years.
Gamestec Leisure is to relocate the Leeds-based headquarters of its amusement machines business to a 15,000 sq ft unit at the WIRA Business Park in Horsforth this summer.
University of Westminster is to invest £6m in the restoration of the historic Regent Street Cinema in London.
International Cruise & Excursions Europe is to open a travel sales call centre at Stanmore in Middlesex, with the creation of 100 jobs.
Living Ventures is planning to develop its Alchemist restaurant format into a chain of 15 sites over the next five years.
Bubba Gump Shrimp of the US has appointed Cushman & Wakefield to find suitable locations for a chain of up to six fish restaurants in the UK over the next few years.
Tragus Group is planning to open up to 15 new restaurants over the next year, having agreed a refinancing deal with its banks.
Derby City Council has approved plans to build a £28m cycling track and concert venue at Pride Park by 2014.
FX Leisure Group is to open a 40,000 sq ft health and country club at Hale in Manchester next month, with the creation of 80 jobs.
Orchid is to convert a further 25 pubs to the Pizza Kitchen & Bar format over the next few months.
All Star Lanes is to expand outside London by opening a 19,000 sq ft bowling centre at the Great Northern Warehouse in Manchester later this year, with the creation of 65 jobs.
TGI Friday's is planning to expand its chain of 52 restaurants with at least 20 new sites over the next three years, including seven this year.
St Albans District Council is to invest up to £5m in the relocation of the Museum of St Albans to the Old Town Hall.
Skegness Water Leisure Park has submitted plans to East Lindsey District Council for a £4m expansion programme, with the creation of up to 30 jobs.
Gwynedd Council is to consider proposals from a new company called Penygroes Holdings to develop a leisure park and hotel at Dorothea Quarry near Caernarfon, with the creation of up to 350 jobs.
Alton Towers has won planning permission to open a new ride next year, with the creation of 60 jobs.
Cannon Hall Farm is planning to invest £5m in the expansion of the visitor facilities at its site near Barnsley, which could create up to 150 jobs over the next few years.
Eclectic Clubs & Bars is looking to expand its chain of eight Lola Lo Polynesian bars with new sites across the country.
Complete Football is looking to develop a national chain of football centres with new sites in Liverpool, Leeds, London and Manchester.
Francesco Group is planning to open a new salon and a hair academy in Birmingham this year, with the creation of 60 jobs.
Potteries Museum & Art Gallery is considering plans to invest up to £5m in improvements to its site in Stoke-on-Trent.
JD Wetherspoon is planning to expand its chain of 800 pubs with about 40 new sites this year.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts is looking to open more W hotels in London, as part of a plan to develop a chain of 25 hotels across Europe over the next four years.
Crawley Borough Council is planning to invest more than £3m in the restoration of Worth Park.
Camelot is to invest £100m in the expansion of its network of National Lottery terminals, having won a further four-year extension to its contract.
Oldham Council has unveiled plans to set up a £40m National Hospitality Training Academy called Hotel Future, with the creation of up to 120 jobs.
Southend Council is planning to build a new £35m Cliffs Museum near Clifftown Parade by 2020.
Peveril Securities is planning to develop a £120m luxury hotel at the former Scottish Provident building on St Andrew Square in Edinburgh.
Center Parcs is to proceed with plans to build a new £250m holiday village at Woburn in Bedfordshire by 2014, with the creation of 1,500 jobs.
Eagle One is to submit plans for a £25m retail and leisure park near Evesham, including 46 sports-related stores and 60 holiday lodges, and would then create similar schemes across the country.
Travelodge is to create thousands of jobs in London, as part of a plan to open up to 184 budget hotels by 2025.
Di Maggio's is planning to expand its Glasgow-based chain of 19 restaurants with new sites in Edinburgh and Manchester and the creation of 50 jobs.
Baffito's Bar & Pizzeria is planning to develop a chain of ten restaurants over the next three years, having just opened the first site in Warrington.
Laceby Manor Golf Club is seeking permission from North East Lincolnshire Council to invest £2.5m in the development of 36 timber holiday lodges.
Whitbread is planning to create 10,000 new jobs in its Premier Inn and Costa coffee chains in the UK and Ireland over the next three years.
St Austell Brewery has agreed a £40m finance package with its banks to fund the expansion of its chain of 174 pubs and an increase to the 1,000-strong workforce.
Olympic Park Legacy Company has unveiled proposals to open an Olympic Games museum at London's Olympic Park in 2014.
Skelwith Group is to invest a further £10m in the expansion of the luxury accommodation at Raithwaite Hall Country Retreat near Whitby.
Hazelton Group is planning to refurbish the historic Barton Hall in Kettering into a 52-room hotel and conference centre, with the creation of up to 100 jobs.
Northumberland County Council is to consider plans from the Calvert Trust for a new £10m outdoor activity centre at Kielder Water & Forest Park.
Northumberland County Council is to consider plans for the development of a visitor centre at Vallum Farm near Stamfordham, with the creation of 25 jobs.
InterContinental Hotels is planning to create 3,000 jobs in the UK over the next three years, in order to expand its chain of 275 hotels and open a training company in east London.
The Department of Environment in Northern Ireland has approved plans for a £100m golf resort at Runkerry called Bushmills Dunes Golf Resort & Spa, with the creation of 360 jobs.
The Scottish Government has unveiled plans to build a £25m national sports centre, and local authorities will be able to bid for the site.
South Lakes Wild Animal Park in Cumbria has secured government permission to proceed with plans for a £4m expansion project.
Pesto is planning to open a further three Pesto in the Pub restaurants over the next six months, following a successful trial at a Punch Taverns outlet in Cheshire.
Travelodge, the chain of almost 500 budget hotels, is expected to be acquired by US hedge funds Avenue Capital Group and GoldenTree Asset Management.
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society is planning to refurbish the Philharmonic Hall building in Liverpool by 2014.
Brodie Countryfare is planning to build a new tourist attraction at Drumoak on Deeside, including an adventure park and up to 150 jobs.
Pure Gym has raised £15m to fund its expansion programme, with plans to open 14 new gyms and create a chain of 45 sites by the end of the year.
Arena Group has secured funding of £16m from MML Capital and Sports Investment Partners to expand its Cambridgeshire-based event services business.
Hartlepool Council has approved plans for a £7m leisure development at the Mayfair Centre site in Seaton Carew, including family golf and football facilities.
Rank Group is said to be considering plans to start opening new Mecca bingo clubs, following a revival in fortunes at its existing 98 clubs.
Gamola Golf is to create 20 jobs at a new £1.5m 20,000 sq ft indoor golf centre due to open in Aberdeen in May.
Enterprise Inns is planning to sell up to 300 of its 6,200 tenanted pubs over the next two years, in order to refinance its bank debt.
Amber Valley Borough Council is to consider plans for the expansion of the Denby Pottery visitor centre, including a hotel, shops, outdoor activity centre and up to 600 jobs.
West Lothian Council is to consider plans from Wallace Land for a £90m development in Linlithgow, including a hotel, shops, care home, housing and 500 jobs.
Historic Scotland has awarded funding of £8m for heritage projects in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Stirling.
Nottinghamshire County Council is to consider plans from Broomco to create a country park at the former Bentinck tip site, including golf, camping, an equestrian centre and up to 100 new jobs.
Hilton Worldwide is planning to recruit 50 young apprentice chefs to its new Chef Apprenticeship Academy this summer.
Belfast City Council has announced a £150m investment programme for the next three years, including a £20m expansion of convention facilities at the Waterfront Hall.
Sheffield Wednesday Football Club is seeking permission to build a £7m community centre on Penistone Road, with the creation of up to 20 jobs.
West Lindsey District Council has approved plans for the development of a £3.7m marina and hotel complex at Cherry Willingham in Lincolnshire, with the creation of up to 70 jobs.
Defra has announced an investment of £800m in the Canal & River Trust, a new charity that will be launched in June to manage the national network of waterways.
Tottenham Hotspur has reached agreement with Haringey Council to proceed with the Northumberland Development Project, including a new football stadium, shops and leisure facilities.
Southwark Council is to invest £6m in the revamp of Burgess Park in Camberwell this year, including a "national standard" BMX track.
Moyle District Council is seeking financial support from Invest NI to develop a new £12m hotel in Ballycastle, with the creation of up to 100 jobs.
Caerphilly County Borough Council has unveiled plans for a new £6m sporting complex in Ystrad Mynach.
The Design Museum has unveiled plans for its proposed new £80m home at the Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington, London, and it is due for completion in 2014.
The Arts Council has announced that 16 regional museum groups will together receive funding of £20m a year, as part of its Renaissance programme.
Malmaison is to set up a £15m hotel at the former Tay Hotel site in Dundee by May 2013, with the creation of about 120 jobs.
BetFred has identified 25 betting shops that will be offloaded in order to gain regulatory approval for its acquisition of the Tote.
Accor of France is planning to expand its hotel portfolio in the UK from 186 to 300 by 2015.
Z-Hotels is to set up a hotel in 14,600 sq ft of former office space at State House in Liverpool this autumn.
The Rugby Football League is to set up an office for 20 staff at MediaCityUK in Salford in February.
Melia Hotels of Spain is to build a £25m 208-bed Innside hotel at the First Street development in Manchester.
South Kesteven District Council is to consider plans to build a new £3.5m indoor tennis centre at Grantham Tennis Club.
Riviera Hotel in Weymouth is to recruit 90 new staff this spring, following a £4m refurbishment project.
Cotswold Farm Park near Cheltenham is recruiting 60 new staff to start work when the attraction reopens in March.
De Vere is planning to expand its chain of 26 Village Hotels with up to 18 new properties over the next few years, partly funded by raising £65m from the sale of five existing sites.
StayWell Group of Australia has unveiled plans to develop a 300-room four-star hotel and conference centre at Auchinleck House in Birmingham city centre by 2014.
Inventive Leisure, the Manchester-based chain of 66 Revolution vodka bars, is to be put up for sale by private equity firm Alchemy.
Fulham FC is planning to expand the capacity at its Craven Cottage football stadium in London to 30,000.
Bluestone National Park Resort in Pembrokeshire is planning to invest about £7m in the development of a further 70 lodges.
Titanic Belfast has started to recruit up to 250 staff in preparation for the opening of its new visitor attraction in Belfast at the end of March.
Rushcliffe Borough Council is seeking a suitable site in Bingham to build a new £9m leisure centre by 2016.
Willmott Dixon has won a £8m contract from Sandwell Council to build a leisure centre and swimming pool in Tipton by 2013.
Kimberley Caravans & Motorhomes has bought the former Discover Leisure caravan dealership in Darlington out of administration, and will reopen the site in February with an initial 25 staff.
Trafford Council is to consider plans from the Old Trafford Supporters Club for a new ten-storey building next to Manchester United's stadium, including a 139-bed hotel.
Etc.venues is to set up a 20,000 sq ft conference centre at 200 Aldersgate in London.
The Restaurant Group is planning to open up to 30 new restaurants in 2012, with the creation of 600 jobs.
Balfour Beatty has won a £50m contract to operate facilities at London's Olympic Park after the Games have ended, with the creation of 200 jobs.
Tune Hotels is planning to open 15 budget hotels in London by 2017, and is also due to open properties in Edinburgh and Liverpool this year.
Huntingdonshire District Council has approved plans from Turnstone Estates to build a £8m 32,000 sq ft leisure scheme in St Neots by 2013, including cinema and restaurants.
Travelodge has started to recruit the first of 1,000 new staff required for the 41 new budget hotels due to open across the country this year.
Sandman Hotel Group of Canada is planning to set up a chain of hotels across the UK and Europe, having just opened the 175-room Sandman Signature Hotel in Newcastle.
Ramside Hall Hotel & Golf Club is planning to invest £15m in the development of new golf, leisure and conference facilities in County Durham by 2013, with the creation of 100 jobs.
The Yorkshire Wildlife Park at Branton is to create 60 new jobs, following a rise in visitor numbers.
Birmingham City Council is to consider plans from Hortons Estates for the £30m refurbishment of the Grand on Colmore Row into a 152-room luxury hotel.
Royal Automobile Club is setting up a new business and meeting facility on the 6,300 sq ft fourth floor of 83 Pall Mall in London.
Seasons Holidays is seeking permission to redevelop the Laugharne holiday park in Carmarthenshire with 212 holiday lodges, apartments and leisure facilities, with the creation of 110 jobs.
Camden Council has won planning permission to build a new headquarters at the King's Cross development at Pancras Square by 2014, including a sports centre and public library.
Zog Group has won permission for a 650,000 sq ft scheme at Tower Bridge in London, including a 236-bed hotel, 31,000 sq ft of office space and 350 flats.
Gwynedd Council has unveiled plans for a £1.7m investment in its Our Heritage scheme, in order to attract visitors to various new tourist trails and events and create up to 160 jobs.
North Somerset Council is to consider plans to open a new £1.9m visitor centre at the Clifton Suspension Bridge by 2014.
Brighton & Hove Albion has unveiled plans to invest £36m in improvements to its football facilities, including 8,000 new seats in the stadium and a new training ground at Lancing.