Black­pool rocks!

AS HOUSE OF LORDS CALL SEA­SIDE TOWN A ‘NA­TIONAL EM­BAR­RASS­MENT’...

Midweek Sport - - FRONT PAGE - By JAYNE FER­GU­SON [email protected]­daysport.co.uk

BLACK­POOL... spir­i­tual home of the tra­di­tional sea­side hol­i­day.

But in the lat­est knock to the Jewel of the Fylde Riv­iera, Black­pool has been de­scribed as a “na­tional em­bar­rass­ment” by a pow­er­ful com­mit­tee of Lords.

Fair enough, the peers are well-mean­ing and called for more in­vest­ment in our sea­side.

“For too long, sea­side towns have been ne­glected,” de­clared com­mit­tee chair­man Lord Bas­sam of Brighton.

Black­pool has been work­ing hard to turn around its for­tunes – with a re­vamped seafront, in­vest­ment in its trams, a newly elec­tri­fied di­rect rail link to Lon­don and in­vest­ment in ho­tels.

But the town suf­fered serious deprivation and the fo­cus on de­vel­op­ing tourism may have hin­dered re­gen­er­a­tion ef­forts, the re­port found.

It’s all well and good fo­cus­ing on the neg­a­tives, but Black­pool has a LOT go­ing for it.

As these amaz­ing pho­tos show…

MODEL BE­HAV­IOUR: Glam­our babes Nickie Ann and Vanessa Walker (above) and Charley Atwell and Jenny Laird

BIG ONES: Babes show Black­pool is full of beauty GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN: Es­pe­cially when their boobs out an­tics get Black­pool rockin’

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