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Uphill beach fails water standard test

Uphill beach failed a water standard test. Credit: ITV West

One of Weston-super-Mare's beaches has failed a water standard test for the first time in 30 years.

The quality of water at Uphill Slipway was judged 'poor' under European health standards.

It means that it is not always safe to swim there because of the risk of catching bugs that could lead to an upset stomach or more serious conditions for the vulnerable.

The Environment Agency blames the rain over the summer which may have washed excess pollution from roads, farms and sewers into the sea.