Hundreds join Cornwall beaches litter pick after storms

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Image caption Volunteers have been told only to clear "small-scale" litter

Hundreds of people are clearing rubbish and debris from beaches around Cornwall.

The "Great Cornish Beach Litter Pick" has been organised by Volunteer Cornwall and Clean Cornwall.

They said following the storms which have pounded Cornwall, the aim was to "show the world that we are open for business".

There are organised events at around the county, including Newquay, St Ives, Looe and Falmouth.

"We're organising 10 simultaneous beach cleans around the county," Volunteer Cornwall's Andy Brelsford told BBC News.

"It is sending the message out to the rest of the country and the world that Cornwall is definitely open for business."

People living near beaches not included in the organised cleans are being encouraged to arrange their own event and Clean Cornwall has put a guide on its website..

Volunteer Cornwall said people should pick up only "small-scale litter" and should not attempt to remove anything that cannot be identified.