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Booking.com is to set up a 10,000 sq ft office for its online hotel booking business on the seventh floor of the Monument Building in the City of London.
Virgin Active is to sell 35 gyms to Nuffield Health for undisclosed terms, in order to focus on the expansion of its luxury Collection sites.
Birmingham City Council is set to approve plans for a new nine-storey 178-bedroom hotel at Birmingham Airport, with the creation of 100 jobs.
Plymouth City Council has approved plans to develop a £34m heritage centre at Tavistock Place, including museum and exhibition space.
Club 3000 is looking to expand its chain of 14 bingo clubs with new sites of 25,000 sq ft in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London.
North Country Leisure is to invest £3m in improvements to three leisure centres in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, including a Better Extreme trampoline park.
Twisted Bars is planning to open up to ten bars across northern England over the next ten years, having just opened Everybody's All Day Social in Guiseley.
MK Dons has unveiled revised plans for a new football training facility at Cosgrove in Northamptonshire, including a three-storey hotel.
City of Lincoln Council is considering plans from a local business owner to open a Bounz House trampoline park on Pyke Road, with the creation of 25 jobs.
UK Military School is looking to create up to 250 jobs at its Merseyside-based pupil development organisation over the next five years.
Enterprise Inns and Oakman Inns & Restaurants are planning to launch a chain of Hunky Dory managed pubs, with the first opening in Solihull in August.
Black Country Living Museum is looking to raise £19m for the expansion of its visitor attraction in Dudley, with the creation of 60 jobs.
Premier Inn is planning to create 68 jobs at a new £15m 210-bed hotel in Cardiff Bay, and is considering other sites across South Wales.
Lake District Hotels is to invest £7m in the expansion of its four-star 69-bed Lodore Falls hotel in Borrowdale by summer 2017.
Everton Football Club and Liverpool City Council are seeking a suitable site in Liverpool for the development of a new football stadium.
Travelodge has acquired three hotels, including Days Inn in Derby and two Ramada Encore sites in Chatham and Milton Keynes, with the transfer of 60 staff.
Mill Farm Sports Village is creating about 80 jobs at a new £18m leisure venue due to open at Wesham in Lancashire next month.
Towan Valley Resort has submitted plans to Cornwall Council for the expansion of its Porthtowan-based holiday park, with the creation of 30 jobs.
CG Restaurants & Bars is to expand its seven-strong chain of Dirty Martini cocktail bars with its first site outside London at 71 St Mary Street in Cardiff.
Small Luxury Hotels of the World is to invest £12m in the expansion of its London-based hotel chain over the next five years.
Curzon is to expand its London-based chain of 11 cinemas with six new sites, having secured funding of £16m from Avignon Capital.
Spear Travels has acquired Broads Travel Group, the travel agency with 16 staff and two stores in Lichfield and Sutton Coldfield, for undisclosed terms.
LXB Retail Properties has confirmed plans to build a six-screen Odeon cinema at its £70m leisure development in Stafford by next spring.
Linthwaite House, the four-star hotel in the Lake District with 30 bedrooms, is to be acquired by Leeu Collection of South Africa for undisclosed terms.
Muse Developments has submitted plans for a £50m leisure development in Preston, including an 11-screen cinema and seven restaurants.
Land & Lakes has secured final approval for a £120m holiday village development at three sites on Anglesey, with the creation of 600 jobs.
Jump Xtreme is to submit plans to Trafford Council to open a new trampoline park in Broadheath this year, with the creation of up to 60 jobs.
Shearings Leisure Group, the Wigan-based firm with 46 hotels across the country, is to be acquired by Lone Star Funds of the US for undisclosed terms.
Another Place has won approval for a £3m rebuild of Rampsbeck hotel at Ullswater by spring 2017, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Holidaycottages has sold a 50% stake in its Bideford-based online accommodation rental business to Phoenix Equity Partners for up to £15m.
Elvet Development is to build a £15m 81-bedroom Hotel Indigo at the Old Shire Hall in Durham by autumn 2017, with the creation of up to 60 jobs.
Direct Ferries has secured an unspecified investment from private equity firm Livingbridge for the expansion of its London-based online ferry ticket business.
Wings Travel Management has acquired Grosvenor Travel Management, the London-based travel management firm with 60 staff, for undisclosed terms.
British Horological Institute is planning to develop an £8.5m Centre for Horology at Upton Hall near Newark, with lottery funding of £2.8m.
Wesley Clover has secured support from the Welsh Government for an £80m 20,000 sq m convention centre at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport by 2019.
National Trust is to acquire the Shugborough Estate visitor attraction from Staffordshire County Council this October, casting doubt on the future of 91 jobs.
Palatine Private Equity has acquired a majority stake in Verdant Leisure, the holiday park operator with four sites across the North East and Scotland.
AirHop has secured a £6m loan from Santander to open 18 new trampoline parks across the UK and Europe by 2021, with the creation of 1,500 jobs.
Holidaysplease is seeking acquisitions to expand the 65-strong team of homeworkers at its Birmingham-based online travel agency by up to 30.
British Ironwork Centre is planning to expand the 60-strong workforce at its visitor attraction in Shropshire to more than 100 by next year.
The Kennel Club is to submit plans to Monmouthshire Council for a new dog exhibition headquarters and 2,000-capacity conference centre at Chepstow Racecourse.
Heritage Lottery Fund and Creative Scotland have awarded funding of £4.2m for the development of a new arts venue at St Peter's Seminary in Cardross.
Aspers is planning to expand the 600-strong workforce at its casino at Westfield Stratford City in London with 400 new jobs over the next five years.
Knowsley Council is to provide funding of £6m for a proposed Shakespearean educational theatre in Prescot, with the creation of 57 jobs.
Doncaster Council is to consider plans from Go Bounce for a new indoor trampoline park on the Shaw Lane Industrial Estate, which could create up to 175 jobs.
University of Birmingham is to develop a 172-bedroom hotel and conference centre called Hornton Grange by 2018, with the creation of 40 jobs.
Accrington Stanley Football Club is planning a multi-million pound redevelopment of its Lancashire-based Wham Stadium, including a new 1,500-seat stand.
Hilton Worldwide is to open its first Canopy hotel in the UK at Aldgate in London in 2018, having signed a franchise agreement with 4C Hotel Group.
Mellors Group has acquired Fantasy Island, the Lincolnshire-based theme park with 50 staff, out of administration for undisclosed terms.
Cheshire East Council has approved plans for an £8.8m refurbishment of the swimming pool at Peter Mason Leisure Centre in Congleton.
Jump Giants is to open a 30,000 sq ft indoor trampoline park near Heathrow in West London this May, with the creation of dozens of jobs.
Liverpool City Council is to consider proposals for a £17m investment in four new football facilities in Allerton, Fazakerley, Otterspool and Woolton.
Oxygen Freejumping has secured funding of £10m to open seven new trampoline parks this summer, and hopes to open 30 sites in the next two years.
Southend Council is to invest £20m in the regeneration of Southend pier over the next five years, having failed to secure private investment.
Principal Hayley is to create 200 jobs at a new £50m five-star hotel with 227 bedrooms due to open at the Martins Bank Building in Liverpool by 2018.
Gigs North East is to expand its Newcastle-based online music promotion business with 20 jobs in the North West, having secured a private investment.
Bridlington Sports Centre is to create more than 40 jobs at its new £25m leisure centre due to open in East Yorkshire this summer.
Exploris Aquarium is to create about 35 jobs at its seal sanctuary due to reopen in Portaferry this summer, having secured investment of £1.5m.
Market Tech Holdings has won approval to redevelop the 1.8-acre Middle Yard site at London's Camden Market for a new exhibition and events venue.
Clacton Pavilion has won approval for £1m of improvements to its seafront visitor site in Essex, including a water park and 20 jobs.
First Class Child Care, the nursery services firm with nine sites across Yorkshire and Lancashire, has been acquired by Just Childcare for undisclosed terms.
Leeds Rhinos has unveiled plans for the refurbishment of Headingley Stadium by 2019, including new seating and corporate facilities.
Traveltek is planning to expand the 100-strong workforce at its East Kilbride-based online travel technology business with 200 new jobs.
Velocity Leisure is planning to expand the 80-strong workforce at its Merseyside-based chain of leisure facilities to 150 this year.
Sanguine Hospitality has submitted plans to develop a £10m hotel with 122 bedrooms at the former Joplings site in Sunderland by summer 2017.
Belfast City Council has approved plans for a new hotel with 179 bedrooms on Hope Street and a 46-room expansion of Ten Square Hotel on Linenhall Street.
Crafter's Companion is planning to relocate its County Durham-based craft supplies business and 50 staff to a new headquarters in Newton Aycliffe by March.
St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery has secured £1.8m of lottery funding towards the refurbishment of its visitor site in Lymington by summer 2017.
Newcastle Borough Council is considering plans to seek £4m of lottery funding for the refurbishment of Borough Museum & Art Gallery.
Gaucho has sold a majority stake in its London-based chain of 14 restaurants to private equity firm Equistone for more than £100m.
Accor is to expand its Ibis and Novotel chains with three new hotels by 2017, including sites in Birmingham, London Luton Airport and Heathrow.
Away Resorts is to invest £12m in improvements to its holiday park in Tattershall, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.
Jump Factory is to planning to open three trampoline parks this year and two more in 2017, with the first in Basingstoke this February.
Cairn Group has acquired Stoke Place Country House Hotel out of administration, safeguarding more than 50 jobs at its Buckinghamshire-based boutique hotel.
Galvin Pub Company is looking to launch a chain of 20 pubs over the next five years, starting with sites in London and Chelmsford due to open by the summer.
Octagon Theatre has secured £4.3m of funding from Arts Council England towards a renovation of its theatre in Bolton in 2018.
West Yorkshire Playhouse has secured funding of £6.6m from Arts Council England towards the £14m regeneration of its theatre by late 2018.
Darlington Civic Theatre has secured funding from Darlington Borough Council for the £12m refurbishment of its historic theatre by autumn 2017.
Southall Travel Group is to relocate the head office of its travel business to a £17m office on Dover Street in London's Mayfair by the end of the year.
Newark & Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society is planning to create 12 jobs at its new conference facility due to open at Newark Showground in April.
FF Fitness of Londonderry is looking to launch a franchise chain of up to 30 fitness clubs across the UK over the next three years.