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Things happen in places that aren't Dorset. Who knew?

 

www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/new-surf-r…

This sounds like a great initiative

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www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-54154157.

"Promare, a non-profit marine research organisation, has worked with IBM, a global consortium of partners and scientific organisations to build the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS).

Launching from Plymouth in the UK on 16 September 2020, the ship will...
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www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-54108248

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Channel swimmer rescued after eight-hour search www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-53980060

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www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/stayc…

I was hoping to read one article that didn't mention Bournemouth and it was going really well until the last few paragraphs.

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www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/huge-demand-surf…

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news.sky.com/story/amp/four-year-high-in-coastguar…

It’s been a busy weekend for Coastguards

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Coronavirus: Will lockdown easing see more of us using rivers? www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53500222

Interesting stuff here about trespass and ownership of waterways

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Georgia Around 95% or rivers in the UK are privately owned:

‘The Crown owns the water you swim in, while the person who owns the property up to the bank is also said to own the bed of the river up to the middle.
"Therefore, if you are paddling - or swimming - over their land, not even touching it - you can still be said to be trespassing, because the law of trespass applies to airspace and waterspace above the land owned’
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www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/warning-fi…

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www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/jun/02/wild-swimmi…

"Overcrowding at swimming spots around the country has prompted the Outdoor Swimming Society (OSS) to take down its online crowd-sourced map – at wildswim.com – for the first time since its launch in 2006. Founder Kate Rew made the decision after...
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www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/may/27/man-22-die…

"The death follows the RNLI’s call for restricted access to the coast due to safety fears"

There a few of these been announced in mainstream media in such a short space of time

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www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2020-05-26/rnli-asks-…

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www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/cornwall-d…

"Two people have died in separate incidents along the Cornish coastline on bank holiday Monday.

Devon and Cornwall Police was called to reports of an upturned rigid inflatable boat in the water in Wadebridge at about 2.25pm.

Three casualties were...
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www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/may/25/busy-as-no…

"..A beach on the south coast has been “as busy as Notting Hill carnival” over the bank holiday weekend, with local residents saying a “rave” took place on Sunday night, as tourist hotspots across the UK reported a rise in visitors.

Residents of...
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www.thesun.co.uk/news/11630486/beach-uk-lockdown/

"West Wittering has announced it will remain closed and Brighton's council has said their beach is a high-risk area.

Meanwhile, in Weston-Super-Mare, on May 25, they had to stop admissions into their hospital due to a surge in coronavirus cases -...
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www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/coronaviru…

"..Later that day, the woman reportedly admitted on social media that she “didn’t realise Wales wasn’t in England”, but still took issue with the country’s lockdown rules.

“Fully understand I was in the wrong. See I admit when I f*** up,” she...
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