Day: 25 June 2020

Lockdown Sceptics

Bournemouth beach earlier today. Looks like the British public have decided lockdown is over Lockdown is over as far as the British public is concerned. At least, it is when it's the hottest day of the year with temperatures peaking at 33.3C, as they did today. Half a million people descended on the Dorset coastline, according to the Times, creating a "major incident". The council said it had issued 558 parking fines in 24 hours and dealt with congested roads into the early hours this morning. With campsites still closed, large numbers of people pitched camp illegally.In the area between Bournemouth’s piers eight tonnes of waste were collected yesterday on the second collection run of the day. This morning, a further 33 tonnes of waste were removed along the full stretch of coastline. The Daily Mail has more. A major incident was declared in Bournemouth today after thousands of people flocked to Britain's beaches, leaving the emergency services "stretched to the absolute hilt" on the second hottest day of the year in a row.Furious council bosses said they were "appalled" at the scenes on the Dorset coast, blasting the "irresponsible behaviour and actions of so many people" as temperatures hit 91.9F (33.3C) in southern England this afternoon.Police desperately urged people to "stay away" and "think twice before heading to the ...

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