Guide dogs’ festival cancelled over Blackpool transport troubles

Guide dogs' event called off
Guide dogs' event called off
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Organisers of the Guide Dogs’ International Festival of Working and Assistance Dogs - due to take place this weekend - have cancelled the event.

The festival was being held at the Norbreck Castle Hotel tomorrow and Sunday, but the organising committee says transport problems in the resort have led them to rearrange it for next year.

A spokesman said: “[The postponement] is due to the transport difficulties with road and rail closures in and around Blackpool at the time of the event.

“As many of those attending come from outside Blackpool, it was felt that this would result in a significantly reduced attendance which would not be fair to the stallholders, exhibitors and the Norbreck Castle Hotel itself.”

The event will now take place on February 2 and 3 2019.