There are two amazing things about Morecambe this week - the very welcome sunny weather and the level of hype surrounding the upcoming clash between two heavyweights of the boxing world.
Not only is the sun still shining for a second week (and I’m nursing a sunburn) but tickets have well and truly sold out for the Tyson Fury-David Haye clash at the end of September.
I am gradually being educated in the boxing world thanks to the enthusiasms of several members of the newsroom. But I do not even need to understand the complexities of the sport to see that a Sky Box Office televised and highly anticipated fight between a former reality TV contestant (Haye - I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here) and Morecambe’s own hugely talented Tyson Fury will help put us on the map.
Of course the Morecambe area is not just known for the sun and fighting (in the best possible way) but for being home to two nuclear reactors in the form of Heysham 1 & 2.
Now celebrating 30 and 25 year anniversaries, the site has now been opened up to the public with a new visitor centre, aimed at unveiling the mystique of nuclear power and encouraging open-ness in a traditionally tight-knit industry. Whatever your stance on nuclear, it is here to stay and is a crucial job provider locally, so worth a visit.