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Council criticised over Pleasure Island closure

Boomerang at Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes

The owner of the closing Pleasure Island theme park has accused the local council of a lack of support for tourism in Cleethorpes.

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London attractions ‘suppressing’ Merlin profits

London Eye, Merlin Entertainments

Merlin Entertainments has said the performance of its London attractions is “suppressing” company performance.

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Pleasure Beach announces Mack rollercoaster

Construction 2018, MXVIII, Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has confirmed details of a new double-launching rollercoaster opening in 2018, following earlier leaks.

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Alton Towers Smiler employee ‘under pressure’

The Smiler, Alton Towers

A ride consultant has described an environment of “pressure” relating to ride downtime at Alton Towers as being a relevant factor in the Smiler accident.

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Alton Towers fined record £5m over Smiler crash

The Smiler

Alton Towers operator Merlin Entertainments has been fined a record £5 million for the Smiler rollercoaster accident last year.

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Smiler operated above wind speed limit pre-crash

The Smiler rollercoaster at Alton Towers

Alton Towers personnel operated the Smiler rollercoaster in wind speeds exceeding manufacturer’s instructions the day the ride crashed last year.

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Pleasure Island theme park to close down

Boomerang at Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes

Pleasure Island theme park in Cleethorpes is to close down at the end of this season, owners have announced.

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Ayr fairground ride accident injures five

Move It Tagada

Five children have been injured when a ride seat reportedly detached at a fairground in Ayr.

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