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IoM prom refurbishment scheme to begin September 2018

The Douglas refurbishment scheme is estimated to be complete by 2021. Credit: IOM Gov

A multi-million pound refurbishment scheme on the Isle of Man will begin next September.

The entire Douglas promenade is due to get a facelift as part of the £21million project, estimated to take until 2021 to complete.

Tynwald parliament agreed to the proposed plans in July and blueprints are on public display at the Sea Terminal.

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Southport's success

Southport has seen a tourism boom according to council figures Credit: pa

The seaside town of Southport says it's enjoying a bumper time for tourism. Nearly nine million people visited the resort last year, a four per cent increase on the previous 12 months. Altogether it meant a boost of more than £500 million.

The British Open also contributed to Southport's success in 2017 Credit: pa
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