New water cleaning programme begins on east coast

Ultra violet light is being used to clean up sea water along the east coast as part of a multi-million pound development by Yorkshire Water.

A huge new tank on Scarborough's seafront stores storm water which would normally cause sewers to overflow into the sea, or back up into people's homes. UV light is then used to kill bacteria in the water, before it's emptied back into the sea.

Yorkshire Water say it will make bathing water cleaner: