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Repairs begin on Cornish coastal defences

Work is starting across the region to repair the damage caused by the storms that battered almost every part of the South West coast.

On the north coast of Cornwall, Portreath's harbour wall was battered by 30 foot waves. They smashed to pieces the iconic stone hut which had stood for more than a hundred years.

Andy Brigden, who is the Maritime Manager for Cornwall Council, says he's never known anything like it:

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