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Dover Council admits white cliffs photo mistake

Screenshot of Sussex cliffs on website
Image caption A local photographer spotted the mistake when logging onto the council's website

A council in Dover has admitted a photograph of the famous white cliffs on its official website was actually taken in neighbouring Sussex.

Dover Town Council said it used a picture of the Seven Sisters cliffs to save money and avoid paying copyright.

A local photographer spotted the mistake when logging onto the website.

Dover Town Clerk Michael Webb said: "We'll hold our hands up, we're transparent. If people view it as a mistake, then OK, mistake it is."

He added: "Hindsight being the passport to infallibility - here is a good example of it."

One Dover resident told BBC South East Today: "It doesn't reflect the Dover white cliffs, it's nothing to do with it at all."

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