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Bridlington's North Beach loses Blue Flag award

Bridlington's North Beach
Image caption Bridlington's North Beach lost its Blue Flag but gained the Seaside Award

Bridlington's North Beach has lost its Blue Flag award a year after receiving the accolade for the first time.

The beach gained its first ever honour in 2015 for cleanliness and water quality, but this time failed to meet the required "excellent" standards.

But Keep Britain Tidy said it was given the Seaside Award for meeting the mandatory levels for water quality.

In Yorkshire, Scarborough's North Bay, Whitby, Hornsea and Withernsea were also given Blue Flag status.

While in Lincolnshire, Mablethorpe, Skegness and Sutton-on-Sea are among 68 beaches in England to have secured the award this year.

Keep Britain Tidy said there were seven more Blue Flag beaches for 2016 compared to last year.

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Image caption Scarborough's North Bay is among 68 beaches in England which received the Blue Flag award

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