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You don’t come on holiday to Blackpool for a good night’s sleep
The resort still offers fun and naughtiness, but now has an arty B&B and some classy food if, for some reason, you don’t want cod and chips

Helen Pidd

20, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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A very British grand tour … for 2021
Our writer reimagines the cultural odyssey, selecting 12 highlights that together celebrate Britain’s history and modernity

David Bramwell

20, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Wok Inn Noodle Bar, Blackpool: ’Utterly beguiling’ – restaurant review
Hot, colourful and dizzyingly eclectic, the Wok Inn really does illuminate Blackpool’s seafront says Jay Rayner

Jay Rayner

18, Nov, 2018 @5:59 AM

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Blackpool Illuminations gets arty with new LightPool festival
Yoko Ono is among the artists taking part in Blackpool’s festival of lights, a showcase of 30 installations, sculptures and performances across the town

Will Coldwell

25, Oct, 2016 @5:30 AM

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Seaside towns must reinvent themselves or risk going under
Coastal communities need to develop individual identities to attract visitors and entrepreneurs, argues Matt Smith

Matt Smith

02, Oct, 2015 @2:14 PM

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Hot Ice: the sensational skaters of Blackpool's Pleasure Beach
This astonishing institution is an exhilarating combination of art and sport, beauty and speed, balletic skill and kitsch

Michael Billington

06, Jul, 2015 @1:47 PM

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Please don’t fine me, I’m a journalist: a night in Blackpool’s Broadway hotel
The Broadway hotel fined a couple £100 after they wrote a bad review on Tripadvisor. How would Helen Pidd fare on her stay?

Helen Pidd, northern editor

21, Nov, 2014 @3:38 PM

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The worst hotel in Britain: Blackpool's New Kimberley

Owner Peter Metcalf, who has in the past been compared with Basil Fawlty, is in prison for breaching 15 fire-safety regulations at the 90-room building

15, Jun, 2014 @5:00 PM

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Dozens of English beaches could fail new stricter sewage standards

Beaches including Blackpool and Margate may be affected by tighter EU water quality regulations

Damian Carrington

23, May, 2014 @5:00 AM

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Funny Girls: behind the scenes at Blackpool's longest-running drag revue – video

Photographer and filmmaker Sean Smith steps backstage as the Funny Girls revue in Blackpool prepares for its Christmas Spectacular

Sean Smith

18, Dec, 2013 @11:30 AM

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Travel tips: a Moroccan retreat, ekeing out summer and deals of the week

Stay in the heart of a new cultural centre near Marrakech, or get your skates on and nip down to English coast

Joanne O'Connor

08, Sep, 2013 @5:00 AM

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UK seaside resorts in decline – in pictures

The Centre for Social Justice has published a report called Turning the Tide, looking at social conditions in five UK seaside towns

06, Aug, 2013 @9:11 AM

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