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Blackpool,

borough and unitary authority (1991 pop. 146,297), Lancashire, NW England, on the Irish Sea. Famed as a traditionally working-class resort (with often inhospitable weather), Blackpool has 7 mi (11.3 km) of beaches and promenades, many sport and amusement facilities, and a tower 520 ft (158 m) high, modeled on the Eiffel TowerEiffel Tower,
structure designed by A. G. Eiffel and erected in the Champ-de-Mars for the Paris exposition of 1889. The tower is 984 ft (300 m) high and consists of an iron framework supported on four masonry piers, from which rise four columns uniting to form one shaft.
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. Since the 1970s, however, tourism has been hurt by inexpensive travel abroad. Its manufactures include electronics and transportation equipment. A major conference and convention center, Blackpool hosted the Labour party's annual meeting for 70 years before 1998.

Blackpool

1. a town and resort in NW England, in Blackpool unitary authority, Lancashire on the Irish Sea: famous for its tower, 158 m (518 ft.) high, and its illuminations. Pop.: 142 283 (2001)
2. a unitary authority in NW England, in Lancashire. Pop.: 142 400 (2003 est.). Area: 35 sq. km (13 sq. miles)
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The Football Association has fined Blackpool PS50,000 for failing to control their fans and Town went to the Football League seeking PS50,000 compensation for fans, the equivalent of away ticket gate receipts on the day.
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Celebrating its 120th anniversary this year, the 158m-tall Blackpool Tower has been recently refurbished and updated to make the experience even more exciting for visitors, preserving the old and enhancing the new.
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Visitors can now walk the famous Blackpool promenade, hundreds of feet in the air and marvel at the uninterrupted views of the surrounding coastline.
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Yet the energy and desire that has been so evident in Ian Holloway's side throughout the campaign again came to the fore as Gary Taylor-Fletcher and Ormerod struck from close range shortly before the break to put Blackpool in front.