Beaches win blue flags

Keep Britain Tidy has announced 14 beaches in the region have met water quality standards to gain Blue Flag status. Paignton Beach has lost its Blue Flag but won a Seaside Award

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Paignton beach loses its Blue Flag

A blue flag will no longer be flown at Paignton. Credit: ITV News West Country

Paignton Beach in South Devon has lost its Blue Flag status after failing to meet the required standard of water quality.

Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy has announced 14 South West beaches will be flying a flag this year - more than any other region in the country.

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