Blackpool: Yesteryear’s resort of choice now a showcase of social decay

A decade has passed since a devastating conflagration destroyed the iconic Yates' building in Blackpool's Talbot Square. Intersecting Clifton Street and Talbot Road the century-old edifice housed the chain's eponymous wine lodge and several retail units including a long-standing pet shop, in which sadly over 100 animals perished in the fire. To this day the…