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Manford's Comedy Festival 10th till 12th May 2019

Manford’s Comedy Club, Absolute Radio and the , are proud to announce a brand new Comedy Festival launching in May 2019, Manford’s Blackpool Comedy Festival. The inaugural Manford’s Blackpool Comedy Festival, in association with Absolute Radio, will take place in the home of British Comedy, Blackpool from Friday 10 May – Sunday 12 May 2019 and will feature a wide variety of top comedy acts as well as the Grand Final of a new comedy award which will feature heats across the UK. Jason

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Blackpool Business Leadership Group Partnership Report

Business Partnerships Report – November 30, 2018 Town Centre Economy STRICTLY BLACKPOOL The BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing returned to the Tower Ballroom on November 17, creating a huge wave of publicity for the resort. As always, the promotion of the Blackpool show began in the preceding weeks, with professional dancers and celebrity partners vying to dance on one of the world’s most famous ballroom floors. A number of the dance routines, including that of TV presenter Stacey Dooley, had

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Sand Portrait on Blackpool Beach for Danny Boyle’s Armistice Commission



Lance Corporal John Edward Arkwright (08 September 1890 – 26 August 1914), who lost his life in the First World War, will be commemorated by a large-scale sand portrait for Danny Boyle’s Armistice commission Pages of the Sea it was announced today. On Sunday 11 November, the public is invited to assemble at one of thirty-two beaches around the UK and the Republic of Ireland at low-tide for an informal, nationwide gesture of remembrance for the men and women who left their home

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Consumer Rights for those experiencing the worst of the worst

Consumer Rights Advice Advice  from the Trading Standards team at Blackpool Council regarding how to complain about not so lovely hotels “The Consumer Rights Act 2015 states that a service should be delivered with reasonable care and skill. So if a hotel fails to provide a service that a reasonable person would expect, and the consumer makes a complaint at the time, (Time must be given to allow the poor service to be remedied) and should the service does not improve a

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Blackpool Firework Displays



Bonfire and Fireworks at Blackpool Cricket Club 2.11.18 – Fireworks Night at Fleetwood Town (Highbury Stadium) 3.11.18 – Bonfire & Fireworks at Kirkham & Wesham Cricket Club 4.11.18 – St Annes Cricket Club 4.11.18 – Bonfire & Fireworks at Blackpool Cricket Club (as shown above) 5.11.18 – Poulton Rotary Club 5.11.18 – Lytham Round Table 5.11.18 – Fleetwood Firework Extravaganza 5.11.18 – Saint Aidan’s Fireworks Extravaganza

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Members Meeting of Friends of Stanley Park and Salisbury Woodlands on Saturday 15th September, 2018

Present   44 Apologies  14 Greetings by Chairman Mrs Elaine Smith. Minutes having previously been distributed were passed as a true record by Steve Shepherd and Michael Cardwell. Matters arising from Minutes The bad weather spoilt the Masters Rugby Tournament in the Park. BMX Club was holding a large meeting in the Park this weekend, The Friends are holding a stall at the event.. Open Spaces Network Meeting is being held in the Visitors Centre on Wednesday 19th September

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#FaB Weekend 2018 by Fleetwood Folk and Blues (FAB)

Fleetwood Folk and Blues is a community based festival which takes places from the Friday to Sunday after August Bank Holiday, each year we use several venues across the town. There are free events on Thursday before and Monday/Tuesday after the festival Our venues are Marine Hall, Wyre Lounge, Waterfront Cafe Bar, North Euston Hotel, The Mount, The Bug, Glazey Days Craft Cafe and Fleetwood Museum. We bring a selection of International Artists to Fleetwood, our picturesque coastal town

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VisitEngland Scheme Update

Dear Mrs Claire Smith We are writing because you may have recently been approached by a company called Quality in Tourism (QiT).  The purpose of this letter is to offer some clarification as their approach would appear to have caused some confusion within the tourism industry. Your assessment rating is awarded by VisitEngland Assessment Services, a new organisation which took over the delivery of the VisitEngland Quality Schemes on 1st April 2017.  Up until this date, Quality in Tourism

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MPs call for "level playing field", and more responsibility from "Sharing Economy" platforms

The publication of a report on the so-called “Sharing Economy” by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Tourism, Chaired by Gordon Marsden MP has been welcomed. The Report calls for “a level playing-field for all tourism businesses”, and calls for Airbnb-type properties and similar small B&Bs to be treated the same way.

It also calls for platforms to "ensure that hosts have, as a minimum, undertaken a fire safety assessment, a health and safety assessment and, where

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Switchon Week end Information

SwitchOn week end important information

Blackpool is gearing up for a spectacular finale to a summer of music. Up to 40,000 people are expected on Friday 31st August and Saturday 1st September for the annual Illuminations SwitchOn concert. The first sees the final "Piece of me" UK tour performance by global pop icon Britney Spears. For those traveling to this year’s Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On on Friday 31st August and Britney Spears on Saturday 1st September,

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