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Fairground ride owner fined for speed breach

NewsA fairground operator has been fined for exceeding a Twister-type ride’s recommended speed limit by 50%, causing injury.

Patrick McGeough was also found guilty of failing to ensure the correct restraint of riders, and was fined more than £3,000.

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Two injured in Liverpool funfair ride accident

Twister ride signage being removed

Two children have been injured following an accident involving a Twister-type flat ride at a Liverpool funfair.

A nine-year-old and ten-year-old were hospitalised with minor injuries following the incident, which occurred at Sefton Park at 4:20pm today.

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Two injured by falling ride part at Flamingo Land

Hero at Flamingo LandTwo people have been injured when a loose part fell from the Hero rollercoaster at Flamingo Land.

The incident occurred on Friday afternoon at around 4pm, according to the Teesside-based Gazette newspaper.

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Alton Towers seeks permission for wooden ride

Alton Towers logoAlton Towers is seeking planning permission for an unspecified wooden ride, a new application shows.

The ride – described as “of timber truss construction” – will feature tunnels, ground level changes, a station and pre-show building.

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Alton Towers to convert Air shop into restaurant

UploadThe shop for the Air rollercoaster at Alton Towers is to be converted into a restaurant under new plans.

A planning application for the development was lodged with Staffordshire Moorlands Council earlier today.

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Pleasure Beach season pass valid at Spain parks

PortAventuraBlackpool Pleasure Beach has teamed up with two Spanish theme parks to allow one-off admission for its season pass holders.

Holders of the Lancashire attraction’s Platinum Season Pass can now gain one admission per year to both Isla Magica and PortAventura.

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Easter Sunday police presence at Alton Towers

Alton Towers increased securityA considerable police presence and increased security is in place at Alton Towers during Easter Sunday.

The move is in-line with arrangements typically seen in recent years during Easter Sunday and also the first Sunday of the Halloween Scarefest event in October.

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Thompson ‘sticking by’ Pleasure Beach charge

Amanda ThompsonBlackpool Pleasure Beach owner Amanda Thompson has said that she is “sticking by” the £6 charge for admission to the park.

The amusement park historically was free admission with a pay-per-ride policy.

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