Health & Fitness in the news

Exercise and Industry

1. Top US gym chain heads for Britain – The Independent

Flabby Britons will soon be invited to get in shape, US-style, when one of America’s high-power gym brands opens up in the UK. Equinox, the upscale fitness chain familiar to any frequent visitor to New York, is scouting locations for two gyms in London, and plans to open its doors next year before extending the chain throughout Europe.
The Independent

2. New Look founder takes an interest in Pure Gym – The Telegraph

Mr Singh, who recently returned to the helm of the high street retailer amid falling sales, bought into Pure Gym through his Magenta Partners vehicle which invests on behalf of his family trusts.  The gym chain run by former Golden Tulip hotel boss Peter Roberts has just completed a third round of fund-raising through a rights issue, believed to have been 50pc oversubscribed.
The Telegraph

Health and Lifestyle

1. Eat well and love life to save brain – Daily Express

There are presently 750,000 people in the UK with dementia, a figure set to more than double in the next 40 years. One person in three who is currently over 65 will develop the condition. It’s a chilling thought for anyone who has been affected by Alzheimer’s or any other form of dementia. How tragic to live the last years of our lives with this kind of brain disorder.
Daily Express

2. Fat families to be given lessons on how to shop for food in supermarkets – The Mirror

Getting obese families to ditch junk food is often a losing battle for doctors. Now officials have decided to try something new – by taking them round supermarkets to learn how to buy healthier food. Adults living with overweight children in deprived areas are being offered a free 10-week course on nutrition and better eating.
The Mirror

Scarborough Hotels, Events and Attractions from the 1960's

A Hotel in Scarborough
Crown Spa in the 1960's


From time to time we all complain about how things are not as good as when we were young.

The tourism trade continues to be a major part of the local economy despite the current affordability of foreign holidays. While weekend and mid-week-break trade are tending to replace the traditional week-long family holiday, the beaches and attractions are always very busy throughout summer – and increasingly busier in the winter months when Scarborough is often seen as a peaceful bolt-hole from cities such as London, Manchester and Leeds. Confidence in the hospitality industry is high, evidenced by major refits in recent years to the likes of the Crown Spa Hotel.

To have a look at the nostalgic past have a look at the link below for the Yorkshire Film Archive.