Spotlight on Rhyl
A national BBC news online series looking at seaside resorts around Britain has turned its attention to Rhyl. The report describes the town's "slightly frayed, dejected appearance" and "negative publicity about drug use and petty crime". Cheap flights haven't helped, as holiday makers have been lured abroad instead of visiting traditional British seaside resorts. However, one Rhyl hotelier is optimistic about the future and points out that Brighton, now a fashionable destination, once had "a terrible reputation". Can Rhyl turn itself around in the same way?