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Record number of good beaches

The driest summer in a decade has led to a record number of beaches achieving a marine charity's top water quality award around the UK - with many in the South & South East.

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Beaches across South achieve highest standard

Beaches across the South and South East have been judged as the best in the UK, which is good news for many residents and businesses. Water quality and sand cleanliness are the main two deciding factors but, as Martin Dowse reports, more bad weather this summer could be detrimental for the sea.

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