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Skegness is an English seaside town on the North Sea coast of Lincolnshire with 19,579 residents. The original Skegness was situated farther east but much of it was lost to the sea in the 1520s after the natural sea defences which protected its medieval harbour eroded. Rebuilt along the new shoreline, early modern Skegness was a fishing and farming village. From the late 18th century members of the local gentry visited for holidays. After the railways arrived in 1873, the major landowner turned the town into a seaside resort. It became a popular destination for holiday-makers from East Midlands factory towns such as Nottingham and Leicester. Despite the advent of the package holiday abroad in the 1970s, Skegness has a loyal visitor base; it has attracted new tourists and its affordability has fuelled a rise in visitor numbers since the 2010s recession. With a reputation as a traditional English seaside resort, the town received over 1.4 million visitors in 2015. (Full article...)
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The Lorenzo Bandini Trophy is an annual award honouring the achievements of an individual or team in Formula One motor racing. It is named after the Italian driver Lorenzo Bandini, who died three days after suffering severe burns in a major accident at the 1967 Monaco Grand Prix. The accolade's trophy, a ceramic replica of Bandini's Ferrari 312/67 car adorned with the number 18, is awarded for "a commendable performance in motorsport", based not so much on the results attained, but more on how the success was achieved, and the character and approach to racing of the recipient. The inaugural winner was the Italian driver Ivan Capelli (pictured) in 1992. No award was given in 1993 and 1994 and no-one has won more than once. Although the award has usually been given to racing drivers for their achievements from the previous season, it has been awarded to two racing team members. The accolade has been won by racing teams on two occasions. (Full list...)
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