’70s rock hall Dagenham Roundhouse receives’ community asset’ status amid demolition fears | London Evening Standard

O One of London’s leading rock venues of the 1970s, where bands such as Queen, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Status Quo all performed, received legal protection after being threatened with closure. The Dagenham Roundhouse, known as the “Village Blues Club” from 1969 to 1975, is the last historic pub to be classified as a “community asset” under the Localism …

IMF gives Chinese currency reserve asset status

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund on Monday admitted the Chinese yuan to its benchmark currency basket, in a victory for Beijing’s campaign for recognition as a global economic power. The decision to add the yuan, also known as the renminbi, to the basket of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) alongside the dollar, euro, pound sterling and yen, is a …

Council maintains Joiners Arms community asset status – Eastlondonlines

Protesters outside Tower Hamlets Town Hall Pic: Toby Roddham The Joiners Arms are looking to continue playing their role in London’s gay scene after Tower Hamlets Council announced it will maintain its status as a community asset. The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) pub on Hackney Road closed in January and its current owners, Robobond LTD, …

Prescribed asset status alone is not sufficient

Real estate development news takes center stage in public dailies, both on the positive and the negative side. Victor Makanda Some banking institutions are slowly relaunching themselves and some are setting up mortgage outlets to respond to this area. For banks, real estate companies, insurance companies and pension funds, housing development appears to be an attractive area for investment given …