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Thieves steal birds of prey from Lightwater Valley

Three birds of prey are missing following a break-in at the Talon Falconry, adjacent to Lightwater Valley. One adult and two infant Harris Hawks were reportedly stolen from the attraction on Thursday evening. Anyone with…


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Merlin building Legoland Discovery Centre in Tokyo

A Legoland Discovery Centre will open in the Japanese capital Tokyo next year, under plans announced by Merlin Entertainments today. The 1.2 billion yen (£9.3 million) attraction is the latest development announced by the British company, which…


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Previewing the Blackpool Tower Dungeon

As the 1 September opening date for the Blackpool Tower Dungeon nears, we take a look at what ghastly goings on will feature inside. For those that have visited the other Dungeon attractions around the…


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Varney still targeting Merlin stock market flotation

Merlin Entertainments chief executive Nick Varney has said he would still like to see his company become listed on the London Stock Exchange before he steps down. Flotation was planned for last year, but turbulence on…


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Evening event to mark Chessington zoo’s 80th

Chessington World of Adventures will celebrate its zoo’s 80th anniversary with a special evening event on Saturday. An after hours event running from 6pm to dusk will feature interactive experiences with the animals as well…


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£2.4m investment plan for Pleasurewood Hills

Pleasurewood Hills is set to receive a cash injection of £2.4 million over three years as part of a new investment plan. Earlier this year the Suffolk theme park was taken over by French investors…


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Mumbo Jumbo set to lose steepest drop record

Mumbo Jumbo at Flamingo Land is set to lose its record of having the world’s steepest drop on a rollercoaster. A new ride called Takabisha will open at the Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park in Japan on…


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Alton Towers entry price breaks £40 barrier

Admission charges to Alton Towers have passed the £40 mark for the first time, now standing at £40.80 for adult entry. Prices were £39.60 per adult at the start of the 2011 season, but this…