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150 bombs found on west Cumbrian beach

The washed up World War Two bombs were destroyed in a series of controlled explosions Credit: ITV News Border
One of the controlled explosions Credit: ITV News Border

Royal Navy bomb experts have carried out a series of controlled explosions after more than 150 World War Two bombs were found washed up on a beach in west Cumbria.

Royal Navy experts detecting the bombs Credit: ITV News Border

A one mile cordon was put in place between Drigg and Drigg Point, with the coastguard and Royal Navy sealing off the area.

The coastguard patrolled the beach to ensure the public were kept safe during the explosions Credit: ITV News Border

The beach has now re-opened to the public.


Sand, sea

Two stretches of beach on west Cumbria's energy coastline are going under the hammer.

The sands of Flimby and Lowca beaches are believed to be the first UK foreshores to be auctioned off.

The beach land is being sold by Carlisle firm H and H Land and Property, who are acting on behalf of the Workington based Curwen Estate.

A spokesperson from Harrison and Hetherington say that as it is such a unique sale, they are unable to give a guide price.


St Bees and Coldingham Beaches in guide

St Bees beach is recommended Credit: ITV Border

The Good Beach Guide comes out today.

Two beaches in the Border region have been awarded top marks - Coldingham Bay and St Bees were listed as 'recommended'.

However Eyemouth and Sandy Hills beaches failed to pass the Good Beach guidelines which are based on water quality.

All others have been classed as 'mandatory' meaning they reach the required legal minimum for cleanliness.

Eyemouth beach failed Credit: ITV Border