PICTURE: Paignton beach this morning

A very cold Paignton beach earlier today Credit: ITV News West Country

Paignton Beach has failed to win a blue flag this year in the Keep Britain Tidy awards. But it has won the new Seaside Award for its beach management and facilities.

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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