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Filey Beach 11th best in UK

Filey Beach has been named 11th best beach in the UK by Trip Advisor travellers.

The top 10 UK beaches are as follows:

Rhossili Bay, Gower, Wales

Woolacombe Beach, Woolecombe, Devon

Porthminster Beach, St Ives, Cornwall

Hengistbury Head, Bournemouth, Dorset

Perranporth Beach, Perranporth, Cornwall

Longsands Beach, Tynemouth, North Tyneside

Weymouth Beach, Weymouth, Dorset

Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall

Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset

Nairn Beach, Nairn, Scotland

Filey Beach, Filey, Yorkshire

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Police name Filey man killed in tractor collision

Daniel Layton died on Monday after colliding with a trailer Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Police have named a man who died after a collision near Filey on Sunday.

27 year old Daniel Layton was driving his silver Volkswagen Golf when it collided with the back of a trailer being towed by a tractor.

He was taken to Scarborough District Hospital, where he died on Monday.

Man admits burglary spree in North Yorkshire coastal town

A man appeared in court today charged with a burglary in Filey, and then admitted to 13 other burglaries in the town. Glyn Brookes, 38, of no fixed address, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates' Court today, where he was charged with two burglaries in the Nottingham area also.

Police say the burglaries took place in late September - early October and that most of the properties he targeted were unoccupied at the time.Brookes was arrested in Nottinghamshire last week and he is due to appear before Nottingham Crown Court in November.

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Filey beach loses Blue Flag status

Filey beach has not maintained its Blue Flag status awarded earlier this year. The timing of routine bathing water tests by the Environment Agency suggest that the extreme rainfall which the local area has experienced in recent weeks has affected the results.

We recognise how important the prestigious Blue Flag award is to Filey and we are very disappointed that the beach has not been able to maintain it for the rest of 2012 especially as the news has come so early in the summer season. However I would like to assure members of the public that the bathing water does still meet the European mandatory standard for bathing water quality and is classified as a good standard of bathing water.”

– Brian Bennett, Scarborough Borough Council
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