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Blackpool amongst those celebrating Blue Flag awards

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Blackpool was amongst several traditional amusements resorts celebrating the annual award of Blue Flag beach status. The resort’s South beach retained its award for the third year running, recognition of its highest quality of water, facilities, safety, environmental education and management. It was one of 65 Blue Flag beaches recognised in England this year, while Blackpool North and Central beaches were...

Government report identifies long-term threats to seaside resorts

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Climate change has been identified as one of the biggest long-term threats to coastal communities in a report published by the Government Office of Science.   Scientists from Exeter University, who compiled the study, said climate change would “pose a significant threat” by 2080, with a sea level's rise of up to one metre, increasing winter storms, coastal flooding, rising temperatures,...

Tayto theme park going green with solar farm plans

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Owner of the Tayto Park theme park, Ray Coyle, has announced the finalisation of plans for a E24m solar farm in the County Meath countryside.   Plans were submitted last week for the 35-megawatt facility, which upon completion, will be made up of 127,250 solar panels across 140 acres of land owned by Coyle and Michael McDermott, a neighbouring farmer. “It looks...

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