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Two East Yorkshire beaches win Blue Flag status

Bridlington North beach
Image caption Bridlington North and Bridlington South won Quality Coast awards last year

Two beaches in the East Riding of Yorkshire have won major awards to recognise high standards and water quality.

Bridlington North and Bridlington South beaches received the Blue Flag along with two others across the county and one in North East Lincolnshire.

Both beaches received Quality Coast awards in 2011, which is given to areas where water is of passable quality.

Eight other beaches were given Quality Coast awards for 2012.

The Blue Flag is given to coastal destinations with the highest standards of water quality, cleanliness, safety, and environmental management.

Campaign group Keep Britain Tidy is responsible for the Blue Flag scheme in England and the Quality Coast Awards.

Its chief executive Phil Barton said: "We're absolutely thrilled that England has more Blue Flag beaches this year and we urge more holidaymakers to take advantage of Yorkshire's award-winning seaside resorts this summer."

The other beaches in East Yorkshire and North East Lincolnshire to receive the Blue Flag are Cleethorpes Central, Hornsea and Withernsea.

Those to receive the Quality Coast awards are: Cleethorpes Central, Cleethorpes Marine Embankment, Humberston Fitties, Barmston, Danes Dyke, Fraisthorpe, South Landing and Wilsthorpe.

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