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LITTER will be cleared from Southsea and Hayling beaches in a huge spring clean.

People are being urged to sign up to become collectors for the day in the Big Beach Clean-up, organised by the Marine Conservation Society and Marks & Spencer.

It takes place at Southsea on Friday, May 11 and on Hayling the following day. Youngsters can get involved with free beach activity packs, rock pool rambling and being on the lookout for unexpected items. Previous beach cleans have found unusual items such as bicycles, rubber ducks and superhero outfits.

Samantha Fanshawe, MCS chief executive, said: ‘MCS surveys have shown that beach litter levels are unacceptably high. We are delighted that M&S staff and customers recognise the importance of clean seas and beaches in this major event to help turn the tide on litter.’

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