Saturday, August 13, 2022

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Withernsea Pier towers to be restored to former glories

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Withernsea Pier’s historic towers are to be returned to their former glory after funding from the government’s coastal revival fund was secured for the site. A total of £48,600 has been allocated for the restoration work which is aimed to create a year-round public attraction and community hub. Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry MP made the announcement at the foot of...

UK keeps an eye on the loot as America investigates

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The growth in popularity of so-called “loot-boxes” in video games has proved sufficiently alarming that the US Federal Trade Commission is set to launch an official inquiry on the subject. The boxes of randomised content - which can enhance or adapt gameplay - can be either won by players or purchased for hard currency. Such is their coveted status that...

Doctors prescribing bingo to reduce non-medical appointments

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GPs are prescribing activities such as bingo and dancing in a new pilot scheme to aid their workloads. In 37 practices across Croydon, the pilot scheme has seen doctors referring ‘frequent attendees’ to 112 activities including bingo, in an attempt to reduce ‘non-medical’ appointments. According to doctors, the scheme has seen a marked reduction in people using appointments for non-medical issue. Dr...

Herne Bay Pier unveils £4m extension plan

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The Herne Bay Pier Trust is hoping to secure funding to help its aim of restoring the attraction’s former status as the second longest pier in the UK. Ambitious £4m plans to extend Herne Bay Pier by building a new walkway and platform have been unveiled. If the money is secured, it will be the first stage of long-term ambitions to...

Fantasy Island replaces disabled girl’s stolen wheelchair

In another example of the amusement industry’s unceasing capacity for charity, Ingoldmells’ Fantasy Island has replaced a disabled youngster’s stolen wheelchair. The 12-year-old had been enjoying a trip to the seaside amusement park on 22 August when thieves stole the chair between 7pm and 8pm. The distressed youngster made the discovery after coming off the Frisbee ride with her sister. After it...

Cashbox thieves put behind bars

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A trio of ‘brazen’ thieves has been brought to justice, after a crime-spree saw them target the cash-boxes of pub-gaming machines throughout northern Wales and northwest England. Luke Partington, Ian Parker and David Gordon received one year, 19 months, and nine months of jail time respectively from Chester Crown Court, after being found guilty of a string of cash-grabs throughout...

Canvey Leisure Island hailed in national press

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Canvey’s Leisure Island Fun Park has been named by The Telegraph as one of the top 10 destinations for island day trips and holiday breaks in the UK. A report in The Telegraph has placed Leisure Island in Canvey in the top ten locations for those wanting to plan an island day trip or staycation. The accolade comes at a time...

Bingo hall requires investment lifeline

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A struggling bingo hall in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire is facing the threat of closure if an investor cannot be found within the next month. The owner of Byron Bingo, Tharmalingam Sritharan, fears that the business he has proudly run for 14 years may face closure this month unless a suitable investor can be found to help turn the site’s fortunes around....

Buzz Bingo makes 99-year-old bingo lover’s dream come true

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Bingo fanatic, Mima Heaney, who celebrates her 100th birthday on 20th July, is the oldest resident in Banknock, Scotland - a fact she is extremely proud of. The bingo superfan, who was born into a family of children in 1918 – as the First World War ended, always played bingo with her husband and now plays with her daughter. As...

UK AGC operator Praesepe appoints Bruns and Lüngen to succeed Harding

Gauselmann Group subsidiary, and major UK adult gaming centres operator, Praesepe, has announced the appointment of Stefan Bruns and Börris Lüngen as new CEO and CFO respectively. Both Bruns and Lüngen have a wealth of experience in the international sector. Having arrived at Gauselmann in 2014, Bruns, along with Athanasios Isaakidis, was responsible for operating the German firm’s machine supply subsidiary,...

Number Two ‘Me and You’ at Mecca Bingo Birkenhead

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A video of a couple who recently got engaged at Birkenhead's Mecca Bingo has taken social media sites by storm recently.   The couple, who are both regulars at the Birkenhead bingo hall, have been overwhelmed by the response to their unique engagement, according to the Liverpool Echo. A Mecca Bingo caller took part in the proposal which saw Aaron Stott surprise...

Goddens charity focus after Banksy lightning strikes twice

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The Godden family has announced it will preserve the latest work by international guerrilla art superstar Banksy and auction it for charity.   The Brexit-inspired artwork, which appeared on the side of the now derelict Castle Amusements building in Dover last week, depicts a workman chiselling away one of the stars on the flag of the European Union. The building is owned...

MP calls for Skegness season extension

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The MP for Boston and Skegness has led local bodies and authorities in calling to extend the season in Skegness over the Christmas period. Along with Lincolnshire County Council, East Lindsey District Council and local businesses, Matt Warman said he would like to see to see more caravan parks opening for longer, for instance, to allow caravan owners to enjoy...