United Kingdom: 1 in 4 Blue Flag beaches ‘should lose status’

Press Association: More than a quarter of Britain's top-rated beaches should be stripped of their Blue Flag status, campaigners said today. According to research by Surfers Against Sewage (SAS), 34 beaches are unable to comply with a requirement imposed by the Blue Flag programme to warn the public about raw sewage spilling into the sea. Britain has 131 beaches which have passed strict tests to fly the flag - showing excellence in water quality and beach cleanliness. But using the Freedom ......

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