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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The Ashford International to Canterbury West rail line should reopen on Thursday. It has been closed since a train derailed on Sunday.
Wednesday morning's weather for the east of the region
Wednesday morning's weather for the west of the region