Fire-hit tram­po­line park set to bounce back

Warwickshire Telegraph - - NEWS - By CLAIRE HAR­RI­SON

A “SIG­NIF­I­CANT break­through” in un­der­stand­ing the virus fam­ily which in­cludes the highly con­ta­gious norovirus win­ter vom­it­ing bug could pave the way to bet­ter treat­ment, re­searchers have said.

A team of re­searchers have made a “ma­jor step for­ward” in un­der­stand­ing how the cali­civirus fam­ily, which in­cludes the highly in­fec­tious norovirus and sapoviruses, ini­ti­ate in­fec­tions.

The group of viruses is highly con­ta­gious and dif­fi­cult to con­tain and can cause out­breaks of di­ar­rhoea and vom­it­ing, with the norovirus of­ten re­spon­si­ble for hos­pi­tals clos­ing wards and warn­ing away vis­i­tors.

Out­breaks can also com­monly oc­cur in care homes, cruise ships, schools and ho­tels, while cali­civiruses also cause cat flu in do­mes­tic cats, re­searchers said. Re­searchers led by the Univer­sity of Glas­gow made a “sig­nif­i­cant break­through” in un­der­stand­ing how it ini­ti­ates in­fec­tions.

Dr David Bhella said: ”We have made a sig­nif­i­cant break­through.” DE­SIGNS are be­ing put into place for a ‘big­ger and brighter’ tram­po­line park to re­place the fir­erav­aged fa­cil­ity in Bed­worth.

Bosses at Red Kan­ga­roo say that land­lords are draw­ing up plans for the new-look venue fol­low­ing the dev­as­tat­ing blaze which tore through the pop­u­lar tram­po­line park off School Lane.

This is with a view of open­ing by the end of this year.

The news comes as the firm con­tin­ues to re­ceive an in­flux calls from peo­ple want­ing to know when the fa­cil­ity will re­open again.

A spokesper­son ex­plained: “The land­lords will be sub­mit­ting their plan­ning per­mis­sion ap­pli­ca­tion in the next few months so the park can be re­de­vel­oped in to a big­ger and brighter fa­cil­ity where the space is more us­able.

“We are still hop­ing to be open by the end of 2019.

“Once plan­ning has been sub­mit­ted and hope­fully ap­proved the timescales will be far more ac­cu­rate.”

Watch: Scene of dev­as­ta­tion af­ter Red Kan­ga­roo fire

At the height of the blaze back on Oc­to­ber 18 last year, more than 70 fire­fight­ers tack­led the flames. They man­aged to stop the fire from spread­ing to the re­cep­tion area how­ever the rest of the build­ing, in­clud­ing the main tram­po­line park, was com­pletely de­stroyed.

Spe­cial­ist fire in­ves­ti­ga­tors from War­wick­shire Fire and Res­cue were called in to probe the cause of the fire and they con­cluded it was ac­ci­den­tal.

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