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Residents demand access to beach

In the ongoing battle to reclaim an East Sussex beach, campaigners are planning another protest. Newhaven's West Beach was closed by the local port's French owners in 2008 over safety fears.

This year the Court of Appeal ruled it could be listed as a village green, giving residents the right to use it. But the owners are appealing against this and the beach remains closed. Last weekend campaigners climbed over barriers to hold a picnic protest.

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