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Dreamland handed a lifeline by creditors

Creditors today agreed a rescue package for Margate's Dreamland, which has run up debts of nearly three million pounds just seven months after its troubled relaunch as a vintage amusement park. The company running it has entered into a Voluntary Arrangement to settle debts over five years - a move that avoids going into liquidation. Dreamland's 18 million pound restoration was largely funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and other public money. Tonight - questions about the project's financial management, and doubts about Dreamland's future viability. Sarah Saunders reports.


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Scream if you want to go faster! Vintage roller coaster re-opens at Dreamland

Screams from the oldest roller-coster in the country have not been heard in Margate for almost 10 years - but today the vintage attraction is rolling once again at Dreamland. The scenic railway wasn't ready for the park's grand re-opening in June - but now the ride is back - and ready to thrill. Sarah Saunders took a ride.


Dreamland: The grand opening

Dreamland in Margate has reopened for business. Hundreds of people attended the park for the first day since it was closed due to fire.

Henry Isles's great great granddaughter Heather Brennan, Leader of Thanet council Cllr Chris Wells and former scenic brakeman George Weston Wright speak to ITV News Meridian in the video below. Watch Derek Johnson's report.

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