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Redevelopment of former Sainsbury’s site in Newport gets outline planning permission

The scheme includes 600 student bedrooms, 142 flats, a hotel and other facilities. Plans to redevelop a derelict former Sainsbury’s site into a 600-bedroom student accommodation complex has received outline planning permission form Newport Council. The proposals, by Bristol-based Fear Group, include a 601-bedroom student village, an 84-bedroom hotel, a…

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APPROVAL GRANTED TO 600-BED STUDENT SCHEME

Planning consent has been granted for £60m regeneration project featuring more than 600 student bedrooms on Newport’s riverfront. An outline application was submitted earlier this year by design and planning consultancy Nash Partnership on behalf of Fear Group. It was granted planning approval at a meeting of Newport City Council’s…

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£60M RIVERFRONT REGEN SET FOR GREEN LIGHT

A proposed £60m regeneration project on Newport’s riverfront, including more than 600 student flats and a four-star hotel, has moved a step closer with councillors expected to approve plans at a meeting later this week. Design and planning consultancy Nash Partnership, on behalf of Fear Group, submitted an outline planning…

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The Memo wins Good Web Guide Award

Last night The Memo was honoured to receive a Good Web Guide Award at The British Institute from an incredible panel of judges. Today we are pleased to announce that The Memo has won a coveted Good Web Guide Award, from judges including Mumsnet founder Justine Roberts, Skimlinks co-founder Alicia Navarro,…

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INTERVIEW – We talk to Leon Fear from Fear Group

Biz Britain interview with Leon Fear, originally published on 2nd November 2015: In this article we catch up with Leon Fear of Fear Group. Leon started his first business while he was still at school; buying and selling mountain bike parts by mail order. After leaving school and deciding not…

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The Rise of The Robots

Robotics is now an established science which has truly come of age. Until just over one hundred years ago the only way of cleaning your floor was with a broom or a reverse bellow. The motorised vacuum cleaner was invented in England by Herbert Cecil Booth in 1901 but today…

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News Locker – China Sneezes, We All Catch Colds!

The Chinese economy is slowing dramatically which spells danger in the west. The democratic capitalist economies of the free world have become addicted to cheap goods manufactured in the most populated nation on earth and just like any addict seeking a cheap fix these economies grow ever more dependent on…

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China Sneezes, We All Catch Colds!

The Chinese economy is slowing dramatically which spells danger in the west. The democratic capitalist economies of the free world have become addicted to cheap goods manufactured in the most populated nation on earth and just like any addict seeking a cheap fix these economies grow ever more dependent on…

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Teach First – A Lesson in Literacy

People often say to me “how did you succeed at anything with no education”? Well the secret is I didn’t. I was educated, but not in the conventional sense! Due to my dis-functional background I rarely went to school but thanks to my mother I learnt to read from a…

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