Businessman Gerald Ronson wants to turn the Millennium Dome into huge leisure complex, according to the Observer newspaper. His plan would see the Dome become the first Heron City development in the UK, with cinemas, family entertainment, fitness centres, restaurants and shops.

Heron Citys are already open in Madrid, Lille and Stockholm.

Ten years ago he spent six months in jail for his part in the Guinness insider share-dealing scandal. Ronson is now seeking to have his conviction quashed by the Appeal Court.

The Observer 25/03/01 page 1 (Business), page 6 (Business)