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South West Water fined £150,000 for allowing sewage to flow down beach

Dawlish Beach in 2014. Credit: PA Images

South West Water has been fined £150,000 for polluting a stream and a Devon beach at the height of the holiday season.

The water company admitted allowing sewage to flow down Dawlish beach during the August bank holiday in 2015.

It blamed blockages caused by people flushing wet wipes and also admitted killing fish by polluting Woodbury brook near Exmouth.

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Whale washes up on Devon beach

A dead whale has washed up on a Devon beach.

The whale - believed to be a minke whale - came ashore at Red Rock beach, between Dawlish Warren and Dawlish.

Credit: Teignbridge District Council

Members of the public are being warned to keep a safe distance from the carcass - thought to measure about 50ft.

Coastguards are currently at the scene to put a cordon around the mammal.

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