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£20,000: The cost of the new £1 for seaside pier

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Managers at Skegness Pier say adaptations needed to make slot and change machines compatible with the new £1 coin will cost them £20,000.

That is expected to rise to more than £30,000 when new £10 and £20 notes also come in.

The owners think compensation or help should be available for small businesses to make the



Controversial plans to build Premier Inn hotel on Skegness seafront approved

Controversial plans to build a Premier Inn on Skegness seafront in Lincolnshire have been approved by East Lindsey District Council.

Campaigners argued the site known as Pier Field should have been protected for community use. A petition was also signed by more than 5,000 people against the plans.

The company behind the development says it will now start construction work as soon as possible. The news comes as other businesses in the town claim this summer season has been their best ever for trade.

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