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Douglas Bay chosen for national beach-clean campaign

Douglas Bay by David Kneale
Image caption Residents are being encouraged to sign up to help clean Douglas Bay

Douglas Bay on the Isle of Man is one of 50 venues across the British Isles to take part later in a nationwide beach-cleaning campaign.

Thousands of people are expected to take part in events organised by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) and Marks and Spencer.

The event will begin at 12:00 BST with people asked to meet by the War memorial on Douglas promenade.

Last year, more than 100 people took part in the event.

A spokesman said: "Last year, we had some really unusual items including a sofa and a set of false teeth.

"It really does make a difference and it is important to look after our beaches."

MCS Chief Executive, Samantha Fanshawe said: "Surveys show that beach litter levels are still unacceptably high.

"We hope the campaign will attract hundreds of helpers."

The MCS is a UK charity dedicated to protecting the seas, shores and wildlife.

More information about the clean up campaign is available online.

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