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27 July 2010

East Anglia beaches pass cleanliness tests

Luxury hotels in East Anglia might be in demand this summer after the standard of the region's beaches was commended.

The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) carried out a series of tests to gauge the cleanliness of the coastline in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Beaches such as those at Hunstanton, Lowestoft and Cromer were among those to be given the highest possible rating - a Blue Flag.

Graham Plant of Great Yarmouth Borough Council has already hailed the findings, telling the Norwich Evening News it is "excellent news" for the local tourist industry.

Mike Waldock, chief scientist at Cefas, added that his data shows the input of pollutants in East Anglian waters is declining year-on-year.

"This is a good news story," he added.

The report comes after academics at Sheffield Hallam University estimated that seaside tourism is worth £3.6 billion to the UK economy, as it supports millions of jobs across the country.
 

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