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Rebuild of West Bay beach gets underway

The bad weather has caused two cliff falls nearby. Credit: ITV West Country

Work's underway to rebuild the beach at West Bay in Dorset after several metres were eroded during the recent storms.

High tides combined with strong onshore winds also caused havoc on the coast. The weather has also caused two cliff falls nearby.

The Environment Agency is using diggers to move the shingle.

Parts of the west beach are closed for safety while the work is carried out.

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Storms wash away new protection

Efforts to protect a section of coastline near Sidmouth have been hampered by recent stormy weather.

Cliffs at Pennington Point were to be shored up with shingle dredged from the River Sid.

But the shingle, left on the beach prior to being moved, has been washed away by high tides and bad weather.

Coastal erosion at Sidmouth Credit: ITV West Country