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Why we do like to be beside the seaside

John Penrose

, June 30, 2010 — Culture

John David Penrose is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Weston-super-Mare

An interesting report from Sheffield Hallam University brings welcome news for the tourism industry. Welcome, that is, in the sense that it helps dispel some of the received wisdom that the seaside tourist sector is in dire straits, following the historic increase in overseas holidays being taken by Brits.

Weekly blog – 21 June 2010

John Penrose

, June 21, 2010 — Culture

John David Penrose is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Weston-super-Mare

This is the first episode of what I very much hope will become a weekly bulletin describing what I’ve been up to, who I’ve met and – from time to time – my thoughts and reflections on issues that I’ve had to deal with in the week.