United Kingdom: Half of beaches judged unsafe for swimming

Telegraph: The Marine Conservation Society tested 754 beaches at the end of last summer for sewage and dirt in the water. The number recommended for swimming was down by only 403, 113 fewer than the previous year. The remaining beaches could be dangerous for swimming at some point of the year because of sewage and other bacterial flowing into the sea. The Marine Conservation Society said the fall in water quality was down to one of the wettest summers on record last year. The rain and flooding led......

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