A parish council in Cornwall is fighting a demand to seal off abandoned mines on a beach where a young holidaymaker died.
Eleven year old Eleanor Clarke fell down a mine shaft at Perranporth Beach two years ago.
The council risks criminal prosecution if it ignores the order from Cornwall Council. It argues it has already put in adequate safety measures.
Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports:
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Mrs Justice Nicola Davies will sentence Berlinah Wallace, 48, at Bristol Crown Court.
After cool early morning weather bringing mist and fog, there should be a bright afternoon for most parts of the region.
Any early mist and fog will soon clear, with unbroken sunshine through the day for most.