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Young sisters find dozens of nails on beach in Poole

These nails were found in the sand at Canford Cliffs in Poole Credit: Alex Chisnall

It's believed two young sisters escaped serious injury after finding almost one hundred nails hidden in the sand at a beach in Canford Cliffs in Poole.

The council says its beaches are regularly inspected. And they hadn't received any reports of nails. The girls' father said it could've been dangerous.

These nails were found in the sand at Canford Cliffs in Poole Credit: Alex Chisnall

“Poole’s beaches are regularly raked and inspected. No reports of this nature were received over the weekend, but we would urge anyone who finds potentially dangerous items on the beach to report this to the nearest beach office or warden so that it can be addressed straight away, and other wardens along our coastline can be made aware of any issue.”

– Spokesperson for Poole's beach team


Can you help clean your local beach?

Surfers Against Sewage are looking for volunteers to take part in the Big Spring Beach Clean Credit: ITV Meridian

Can you help clean your local beach?

Surfers Against Sewage are looking for volunteers to take part in the Big Spring Beach Clean.

Thousands are expected to descend to more than 200 locations to clear the coastline over the next week.

Residents clash with Sussex port owners over expansion plans

More than 1600 people have signed a petition against plans to expand Newhaven Port in Sussex, saying it will mean the loss of a popular surfing beach.

The owners of the port want to build a new berth and develop an area of land next to Tide Mills beach. They say it's vital for the town to prosper.

But campaigners say the scheme would deprive the community of an important area for recreation. Malcolm Shaw spoke to local resident Geoff King and Norman Baker, MP for Lewes.

Walkies! Giant iguana is out enjoying sunshine

Keith enjoying his walk Credit: Blue Reef Aquarium

Keith, the giant iguana, is making the most of the recent spell of hot weather by going for walks on Hastings beach. The exotic one-and-a-half-metre-long reptile was re-homed at Blue Reef Aquarium after its owner could no longer look after him.

Just like humans, iguanas need vitamin D to keep them fit and healthy. The walks not only allow Keith to enjoy a spot of sunbathing but also ensure his claws do not grow too long.

Five behind bars for beach murder

Four men and a teenage boy have been jailed for a total of 83 years for luring a former friend to a secluded Sheppey beach before launching a fatal attack with baseball bats.

Mark Terry, 44, and son Matthew Terry, 21, Christopher Bones, 21, and Ritchie Zborowski, 16, were found guilty following a 10-week trial by a jury of the murder of Gary Pocock.

All four were sentenced to life in prison when they appeared at Maidstone Crown Court.

A fifth person, Jamie West, 19, was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to seven years, with half of the sentence to be served on licence.


Beachwatch clean up team effort

The Marine Conservation Society volunteers combat beach litter across the UK.

Thousands of volunteers annually join the Beachwatch Big Weekend in the fight against marine litter both at home and abroad.

Lauren Eyles, MCS Beachwater officer, said: “Beach litter has steadily risen over the two decades we’ve been recording it on UK beaches."

Beachwatch is the most respected and long standing beach litter survey in the UK, but we need more people to join us as volunteer beach cleaners to help make this 20th anniversary event the most comprehensive collection of data yet.”

Euro Beach Tennis competition comes to Brighton

Two men involved in game of beach tennis on Brighton sands Credit: Fast Track

The European Beach Tennis Championships will be held in Britain for the first time this summer, on Brighton seafront.

20 countries will take part in the beach event and the nominations have attracted some of the best players in the sport.

The championships will see the men's joint world number one players, Alessandro Calbucci and Marco Garavini and the third and fourth ranked Michele Cappelletti and Luca Carliflour from Italy.

Players practising playing beach tennis on Brighton seafront Credit: Fast Track

Teams and selections have also been made for Great Britain, who have entered nine teams - three in men's, women's and mixed events.

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