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New sports centre for Sheffield

The same week Sheffield Council confirmed the city's Don Valley Stadium would be demolished at the end of September, a new sports centre has opened a decade after it was first announced.

The new U-Mix centre is run by the organisation Football Unites Racism Divides and has got the backing of both politicians and sports stars. Martin Fisher has the story.

Sports Centre gets £150,000 boost

Sleaford Leisure Centre Credit: North Kesteven District Council

Sleaford Leisure Centre is to get a £150,000 makeover thanks to Sport England funding. The project has been awarded the money as part of a programme to deliver a London 2012 legacy of increased mass participation in sport.

North Kesteven District Council Chief Executive Ian Fytche said this welcome boost to the £2.85m refurbishment would enable the Council to proivde a sports centre to meet the community's needs over the next 20 years. The centre will close in the autumn for a year-long refurbishment

which involves converting the 140-year-old pool to a modern deck-level and upgrading the changing rooms, gym, dance studio and entrance, whilst incorporating a new toddler splash zone facility and health suite to inspire a new generation of users.