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Theme park sets 'new onesie world record'

A theme park in Staffordshire claims it has set a new world record for the largest gathering of people dressed in onesies.

Drayton Manor Theme Park says it has beaten the previous record, which was set in Hampshire, after 3,152 people gathered at its centre wearing the one-piece jumpsuits.

The attempt will be authenticated by Guinness World Records before being made official but it almost triples the previous record of 1,184 set by Ringwood School, a spokeswoman for the park said.

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Your views on a Paramount theme park in Britain

You've been telling us on our Facebook page what you think about plans for a huge theme park and entertainment complex in Britain.

Jason Cook: This is a massive idea and a long time over due well done the brains behind this one.

Joanne Lord: Many will look for the negatives... I am sure they are the same people who moan about everything??? Sounds great :-) I will start saving to take my granddaughters :-)

Kelly Hunt: Couldn't kids just have youth clubs back again seeming there's nothing for the youths nah days!!!! Money spent on silly things again :(

Proposed Paramount site double the size of Olympic Park

The proposed site is near Ebbsfleet International railway station, meaning it would be just a 17-minute journey time from London and two hours from Paris. It would be twice the size of the Olympic site in east London. Find out more from ITV Meridian.

Site of the proposed new theme park in the Swanscombe Penninsula Credit: ITV Meridian

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Theme park regeneration project set for 2018 completion

Our vision is to create a world class entertainment destination, the first of its kind in the UK. We are at the start of a long journey, but have been encouraged by the support and buy-in we have had to date.

We are particularly pleased with the appetite we are seeing from investors, who consider this a compelling investment proposition.

Post Olympics, this is Britain’s next major regeneration opportunity. Over the next 12-18 months we will be progressing the planning application, while embarking on a wide-reaching programme of community consultation, while securing further commercial agreements with third parties.

Our timetable for delivery, including the planning application process and construction timetable, is geared towards completion and opening in 2018.

– Tony Sefton, project leader for London Resort Company Holdings

First glimpse of huge entertainment complex coming to UK

The entertainment resort will be branded by Paramount. The site will feature Europe’s largest indoor water park, theatres, live music venues, cinemas, restaurants, hotels and a theme park. The site is on the doorstep of Ebbsfleet International station.

Computer generated model of the proposed Paramount entertainment complex in Kent Credit: Vision XS
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