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Heatwave boosts Blackpool tourism

Blackpool tourism boost Credit: ITV

Tourism bosses in Blackpool say business is booming thanks to the heatwave.

Sales of special passes to many attractions are up 200 per cent, and many B&Bs are fully booked.

Hoteliers say the good weather has persuaded substantial numbers of day trippers to stay overnight in the town.

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Flat residents left high-and-dry in heatwave

Families living in a block of high-rise flats in Salford have been left without water for nearly a week during the sweltering hot weather.

Around 100 people have had to collect water in buckets, from one tap outside the City View apartment block in Higher Broughton

A pipe burst on Friday and engineers struggled to fix the problem over the weekend.

As temperatures soared to 30 degrees, residents had no running water to drink, wash or flush the toilets. Our correspondent Ann O'Connor has the story:-