BRITAIN'S fresh-water bathing facilities have returned to the 100 per cent compliance with EU cleanliness standards, according to the European Commission's latest annual bathing water directive bulletin. The UK's compliance rate for coastal waters, reached 95.3 per cent, up from 94.4 per cent in 2000. Across the EU coastal sites were 97 per cent compliant and freshwater sites 93 per cent.

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