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Sandcastle world record

A Guinness World Record has been broken on Scarborough's South beach. Six hundred and eighty three sand castles were built beating the current record by twelve. Each had to be two-foot high, complete with a turret and erected within an hour.

The challenge was set by Yorkshire Water who are aiming to make all the region's coastal resorts meet the highest "Excellent" standard by 2015.



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