Beach safety this Summer

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Dog ban row continues in St Ives

As a consultation about banning dogs from some St Ives beaches nears its end, dog owners have come together to fight the plans

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PICTURE: St Ives dog ban debate

This shot of dog owners and their pets on Harbour Beach this morning could be a thing of the past if the ban goes through Credit: ITV Westcountry

Our reporter Kathy Wardle is in St Ives covering the plans to ban dog walkers from some of the beaches all year round. The consultation is due to end on Friday. You can see her report on The West Country Tonight at 6pm.

Dog ban consultation on St Ives beaches ends Friday

Dogs could be banned from St Ives beaches all year round. Credit: ITV Westcountry

A public consultation on plans to extend a ban on dogs from beaches in St Ives ends this Friday.

On some beaches dogs would be banned for 24 hours a day all year round under the new proposals.

At the moment dogs are allowed on the main beaches before 8am and after 7pm between May and September.

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Croyde lifeguards rescue 24 from rip currents

RNLI lifeguards at Croyde beach rescued 24 people after bathers and bodyboarders were caught in strong rip currents. The casualties, including children, were dragged away from the beach and unable to make it back to shore in the conditions.

Children were among those rescued in busy day for lifeguards Credit: RNLI

RNLI lifeguards carried out several rescues throughout the day (Tuesday July 24th) as people struggled.

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