Sun 4 May 2008, The Observer

A bright new dawn for Morecambe

By Kathryn Flett
10 years ago, when Kathryn Flett travelled to the Lancashire coast resort, it was the archetypal faded British seaside town: depressed, yearning for former glories. Then it was brought down further by the deaths of 21 Chinese cockle pickers in 2004. Embodying the decline was the Midland Hotel, a once-majestic building, reduced to a shell and ready for the wrecker's ball. Now, as the resurrected hotel prepares for the first guests of a new era, the town is emerging from the shade
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