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Skegness hits back at being branded UK's most deprived resort

Councillors in Skegness have attacked a government report that branded the resort as the most deprived in the UK. In a report based on poverty figures, the Lincolnshire seaside town - famous for the Jolly Fisherman and Butlins - came out with the worst record.

At the resort today, they were testing out a ferry service as one way of bringing in tourists from other areas. Calendar spoke to Cllr. Dick Edginton of east Lindsay District Council

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Prehistoric pay day for Skegness?

One of the country's best known resorts is hoping for a prehistoric pay day as part of its bid to boost tourism. Skegness is doing all it can to bring in the visitors and create dozens of jobs.

There's been a £16m investment at a holiday park and now a developer is ploughing hundreds of thousand of pounds into dinosaurs. It's all happening on the sea front and it's hoped that it'll bring more investment as Kate Hemingway reports.

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Skegness dinosaur theme park investment

Hoteliers and businesses are welcoming more investment in Skegness. A private investor has put £250,000 into developing a dinosaur theme park on the seafront.

The Dinosaur Adventure Park

The attraction is expected to create around 40 jobs long term. The local council says it's part of £25m that's being invested in the area for the future.

The Dinosaur Adventure Park

It comes after Butlins in Skegness opened a £16m water park, creating dozens of new jobs for the town.

Skegness goes prehistoric

Lost World Dinosaur Park Credit: Lost World Adventure Park

Part of the promenade in Skegness has been redeveloped to create a dinosaur park aimed at educating children. Private investors are involved in the project. The park already has a black lit 3D golf and interactive 4D dinosaur trail. An amphitheatre, museum and cinema are planned for next year.

Inside the park Credit: Lost World Adventure Park
One of the dinosaurs Credit: Lost World Adventure Park
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