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Brace yourself for Blackpool's newest ride

A 72ft high, 12-seat white-knuckle ride dedicated to the Royal Air Force Red Arrows opens later.

The attraction, will take riders on a 360 degree tour of the skies and sits in the shadow of the world famous Big One rollercoaster.

Riders can step into their very own Red Arrows cockpit and take control of the plane to make it spin, glide and take formation in their very own display.

Click here for a demo.


Take a tour of the Liverpool hotel with a difference

The Bridewell prison closed down in 1997 Credit: ITV News.

One of Liverpool's oldest prisons is being turned into a luxury hotel.

The Bridewell prison closed down in 1997.

It was home to thousands of the city's criminals since the late 19th century.

It's got a unique history in Liverpool and there's nothing else like it."

– Lee Darwen, Operations Director.
How the cells have been transformed. Credit: ITV News.

How village reacted when their new 'high-end' retailer turned out to be....Netto

They thought they were getting a Waitrose or Marks & Spencer Food....instead they got Netto.

People in the leafy village of Lymm in Cheshire say they feel misled after learning the Danish discount chain was to move in instead of the ''high-end'' retailer they had expected.


Mixed views in Lymm at prospect of Netto's arrival

Granada Reports has been gauging opinion in the pleasant Cheshire village of Lymm, after residents learned the ''high-end'' retailer they'd been expecting to create a supermarket there turned out to be....Netto.

Villagers angry at the Netto move have set up a petition opposing the arrival of the Danish retailer.

Residents in Lymm launch anti-Netto petition

Artist's impression of the new Netto in Lymm Credit: Picture: Netto

Residents in the Cheshire village of Lymm are so incensed at the prospect of discount chain Netto's arrival - they have launched their own petition against the move.

Several people have posted their views on the Lymm village website like this from Tracey Wilkinson: ''Lymm residents wanted somewhere local to do a full week's shopping and Netto does not offer enough choice and doesn't supply food from local producers/farmers.

''I will continue shopping out of town if this store comes to Lymm. Locals feel ignored and disappointed!''

View the petition here

Netto say they are 'looking forward' to 'surprising' residents in Lymm

A Netto spokeperson said: “We’re looking forward to bringing the new-look Netto to Lymm.

''Our new stores are a complete departure from the format that left the UK market in 2010 – offering both outstanding value, a great fresh food offer and an in-house bakery with delicious fresh Danish breads and pastries.

''We’re confident that we’ll surprise our new customers in Lymm and hope to replicate the success we’ve seen at our other UK sites.”

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