Crowded British beaches spark social distancing fears

British beaches are becoming "unmanageable" due to large swathes of visitors, local authorities have warned, prompting fears around keeping people safe in the water.

The coastguard had its busiest day for more than four years yesterday, when the UK recorded its third-hottest day ever, as it dealt with more than 300 incidents.

Thanet District Council asked people to avoid four of the area's beaches, including Margate's Main Sands, due to the number of...