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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