To enter your high street you will need to be a representative of a: Details of how to enter the competition can be found at: www.thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk or via @TheGBHighSt on Twitter. ENTRIES CLOSE AT 23:59 22ND AUGUST 2018 Shortlisted finalists will be invited to an awards ceremony in London in November celebrating the high streets that are succeeding and influencing change. In addition Visa GBHS Street Teams will be visiting randomly selected high streets during the Awards to promote entered high streets and surprise and delight local businesses and consumers with activities and giveaways Business Improvement District Local Authority Parish Council Town Team Coastal Community Team Town Centre Partnership Community Interest Company Chambers of Commerce Trading Association This year it is easier than ever to enter your high street into the awards.If you are a local community team, association or authority that represent your high street then click here to register your interest and receive further information and instructions on how to apply.If you are a member of the public and you would like your high street to be entered into the Awards then please get in touch with your MP or your local authority directly to encourage the council to register on behalf of your community.Notes to editors. Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns has today (20 June 2018) called on communities across Wales to enter their villages, towns and cities into the Great British High Street competition 2018.The competition celebrates the great work that is being done to revive, adapt and diversify the nation’s high streets and is an opportunity for councils, businesses, community groups and volunteers to learn from the very best.The last competition in 2016 saw 900 entries from across the UK and over 500,000 public votes with Blackburn’s high street crowned Britain’s best. Prestatyn’s high street in north Wales was a close runner up in the coastal communities category.In 2014, Colwyn Bay ran out winners in the coastal category.This year a new award structure has been developed and winners will be named in each of the four UK nations – Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland – across two categories: Champion High Street and Rising Star High Street.The Champion High Street category will recognise the nation’s best high streets while the Rising Star High Street category will recognise the nation’s most ambitious high streets, which are taking the lead and working together to revive, adapt and diversify.An overall High Street of the Year in Great Britain and Northern Ireland will also be named.So with new categories and new prizes at stake, the Secretary of State for Wales said he expected to see far more competition entries from Wales’s high streets this year.Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns said: The Great British High Street competition is a chance to showcase the strengths of Wales’ high streets, to bust myths about the long-term future of our town centres and to reward the local talent, team-work and energy that goes into making our high streets great places to visit, work or live. This is why I am proud to be the advocate for the Great British High Street competition in Wales. We want to find the hidden gems the country has to offer. So whether you’re a market town, coastal village or city centre, there are so many high streets across Wales doing fantastic work. Let’s get behind them and put Wales’ high streets firmly in the running to take the plaudits when the winners are announced in the autumn.
5 Planchonella Close, Edge Hill, is on the market for $2.25m.A jawdropping stunner once named Australian House of the Year for its design has hit the market and immediately became the hottest home for sale in Queensland. LJ Hooker agent Nadine Edwards has the award-winning property on the market for sale by private treaty priced at $2.25million. Grab a bargain as coronavirus pushes landlords to enter long-term rental market More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Glass walls let in abundant light. The design wowed judges across the country.The home at 5 Planchonella Close, Edge Hill – which has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, parking for five vehicles and sits on a 0.48 ha piece of land – was the most viewed property in Queensland on realestate.com.au this week.Planchonella House took the Australian design world by storm in 2015 with its handcrafted structures, fixtures and glass walls and concrete, designed to balance fragility and strength in the middle of a tropical rainforest setting. The home hugs a ridge and has views of the Cairns skyline. Even the bathrooms are glassed in to seem a part of the rainforest.Its awards list includes taking out the prestigious Australian Institute of Architects Awards national gong for new houses in 2015, walking away with the Robin Boyd Award for Residential Architecture.In the leader up to that it was named the Far North Queensland Regional project of the year as well as house of the year and then went out to take out the top state title for new houses, the coveted Robin Dods Award for Residential Architecture. A view of the house from the custom made pool. It was also a twin winner at the national Houses Awards that same year, winning Australian House of the Year as well as New House over 200sq m.Ms Edwards was marketing it as “a home with soul”.“Innovative open plan design embraces the concept of movable walls that turn open spaces into functional rooms and an effortless flow between indoor and outdoors,” was how she listed it. The home has a living rooftop with plants along all the edges of a viewing platform. 5 Planchonella Close combines concrete, glass and wood to seem more a piece of art than a house.“The rawness of the concrete is offset by rosewood timber window frames and fixtures to add natural warmth and texture to the abode. Extensive use of frameless glass windows and doors allows unobstructed views to be appreciated from every vantage point within the residence.”The home also has a private pool area and city views in the middle of a rainforest setting, yet is just 7km from the Cairns CBD. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER MORE: QLD leads with $2k coronavirus relief for struggling renters
“We know that we’ve been in this situation two years ago and I think we had been talking about that last week,” said Zabaleta, well aware City could now be crowned champions on goal difference once again. “The most important thing we’ve learned from that experience was the team spirit to keep fighting until the end. “Whoever ends as the champions, it is because they will deserve it, and we are one of those teams who will fight for it. “Hopefully we can continue to win the games and show one more time that these players, this team, this manager, all the staff, are still working really hard and are still very hungry for the title.” Yaya Toure’s colossal performance dragged City to victory at Selhurst Park, the fit-again midfielder teeing up Dzeko before firing his side’s second himself. City’s victory, coupled with Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Liverpool at Anfield, sets up a tense run to the campaign’s climax. Pellegrini’s side trail leaders Liverpool by three points and second-placed Chelsea by one, but crucially they boast a game in hand over both. A superior goal difference could send the title City’s way once more, but Zabaleta admitted it is still too early to count anyone out. Pablo Zabaleta has tipped Manchester City to swipe the Barclays Premier League title in the season’s final seconds, just as they did in 2012. “Of course, we cannot forget Chelsea, they are a top team with a top manager,” said the 29-year-old defender. “They showed that they are still very hungry for the title, so everything is very tight and it’s going to be a fantastic race until the end. “It was a fantastic three points, we knew Liverpool lost so that was extra motivation to go out and show great team spirit. “We had a great performance, the team played fantastically well today, we deserved the three points, and now everything is in our hands again. “It was difficult because we were warming up and we were looking at the big screen: sometimes you don’t want to watch it, but we knew that Chelsea were winning 1-0. “But at the end of the day the most important thing is that we showed a fantastic performance.” Zabaleta believes Toure’s return after two weeks of thigh trouble will boost City for Saturday’s trip to Everton, and home challenges against Aston Villa and West Ham. “You always need big players in the team. I think Yaya showed one more time that he’s one of the main players of this team,” he said. “He’s having a great season; one assist, another goal, fantastic for the team and great to see Yaya back. “We have three games still to play, everything is in our hands again: we know that we must win those games if we want to win the title again. “But it’s going to be very difficult, the next game is Everton away and that’s always been very tough for us. “They are playing for the fourth place, so nothing is going to be easy.” Two added-time goals sent the title to the Etihad Stadium two years ago, as Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero salvaged a 3-2 home victory over QPR. It meant City claimed their first top-flight title since 1968 on goal difference, and after Sunday’s unflinching 2-0 win at Crystal Palace, Zabaleta believes Manuel Pellegrini’s men are ready for a repeat of 2012. Press Association