Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Tag: BBC

Seaside set for struggle despite staycation boost

Seaside resorts deprivation
The BBC has reported that the UK’s seaside resorts are in line to face disproportionate deprivation in the wake of Coronavirus, despite visitation increasing in the immediate future.

“No light at the end of the tunnel”: UK funfair future in doubt

Charles Cole UK Funfair future
Fifth generation showman Charles Cole has warned the Coronavirus pandemic could spell “the end of the British travelling fairground” as fairs around the country sit idle while outgoings continue to mount.

BBC takes minimum wage debate to Southend arcades

Southend promenade minimum wage BBC
With all major parties promising a minimum wage increase ahead of the election, the BBC visited Southend-on-Sea to investigate just what effect a higher..

Coastal workers earn less than inland workers, study finds

Coastal Workers earning less
Workers in Britain’s seaside towns are taking home much smaller pay packets than their inland counterparts, a study has found, with average annual..

Lights, Camera, attractions: Piers prove inviting for media

Piers inviting for media
Weston-super- Mare and Mumbles Piers proved the main attraction for the media recently  with the BBC filming at both locations, alongside some very special guest stars.

Great Yarmouth wind turbines welcome but amusements still key

BBC Coverage Great Yarmouth May 2019
As the BBC headed to the Great Yarmouth seaside to hail wind farms as the key to economic growth, the message came back loud and clear from Joyland’s..

Katie Price brings theme park accessibility discussion to BBC

Katie Price has brought the issue of theme park accessibility for the less abled to a BBC Radio 4 programme in a discussion that included input from BALPPA chief executive Paul Kelly and Dawn Childs, group engineering director at Merlin. The businesswoman and media personality Katie Price was guest editor for an hour long programme and used the platform to...

Sega announces release of Only Fools and Horses Plush

Only Fools and Horses
Sega Amusements International are excited to announce the release of their long awaited Only Fools and Horses plush. Trevor Clarke, head of the SAI Merchandise Department said: “We have worked closely with the BBC Studios to produce the iconic show characters Del Boy, Rodney, Uncle Albert and their trusty Trotters van, in cuddly plush form for the very first time...

Manic media goes for broke in war on FOBTs

Coinslot - Sean Bean FOBTs
The BBC TV series Broken recently came to a close with residents from a local community smashing all the FOBTs in its area. Dramatic impact aside, the message was not wholly comfortable, suggests Ken Scott.   Sean Bean’s powerful performance as a local priest in the drama series Broken was undoubtedly impressive, especially his rally against the local bookies whose FOBTs...

Gambling with life and death through the ages

Coinslot - BBC gambling insurance media watch
This week, the BBC are asking a very interesting question: why is there a perceived moral difference between gambling and insurance?   According to BBC reporter, Tim Hardford: “Almost a decade ago, I tried to place a bet with a leading UK betting shop that I would die within a year. They should have taken the bet - I am still...

BBC report attacks B3 gaming machines

Coinslot BBC B3
The BBC has launched an alarming attack on gaming machines in bingo halls. A report for the Victoria Derbyshire programme, also hosted on the BBC News website, alleges that B3 machines are the cause of social harm, quoting two gambling addicts who claim to have been affected by them. The article complains that machines are often placed in a location...