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Thursday, 8 May 2008

Old bottles not old bones for fossil hunters in Lyme Regis

Fossil hunters who flocked to Lyme Regis in Dorset after the biggest landslip for 100 years were disappointed to discover the beach littered with rubbish from a dump. Instead of giant ammonites and the bones of prehistoric marine reptiles, for which the town has been famous since Victorian times, the debris contained tens of thousands of glass bottles, tyres, car batteries and radiators.

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