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Strip tease: Nudists protest apartment block to be built behind their Costa Blanca hideaway
NUDISTS are angry about an apartment block that has sprung up behind their strip of Costa Blanca beach, claiming it will subject them to voyeurs and peeping Toms.

The women’s group Aquarela, who organised a naked protest bathe last week, say they used to enjoy the seclusion offered by tamarisks and pine trees on the L’Almadrava beach in Denia to go about their hobby in peace. But now a concrete block of five floors with 68 apartments has stripped the nudists of privacy, and will bring unwarranted ‘stares’, ‘aggression’ and ‘judgements’.
SAFE HAVEN The L’Almadrava beach is one of the last untouched strips of beach in Marina Alta
SAFE HAVEN The L’Almadrava beach is one of the last untouched strips of beach in Marina Alta

“I arrived here 15 years ago. This beach has remained virgin until now and it was a joy to enjoy its tranquility,” an Aquarela member told Levante. “We have bathed naked without problems — but now we have to defend what we have done with naturalness and freedom.” The nudists say L’Almadrava has long been neglected due to its thick sand and posidonia seagrass. But it was precisely this undesirability that has kept the ‘last virgin beach’ in the comarca of Alta Marina quiet, secluded and untouched. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Olive Press

Original publication 15 Mar, 2019

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Naked man arrested in Scottish Government car park after Victoria Quay ‘skinny-dip’
A naked man was arrested in the carpark of the Scottish Government building at Leith’s Victoria Quay - after going for an early morning swim.

A police spokesman said they received a report of concern for the naked man at about 5:35am on Thursday, March 14th after he was seen naked in the car park area at Victoria Quay.
The incident happened outside the Scottish Government building at Victoria Quay in Leith
The incident happened outside the Scottish Government building at Victoria Quay in Leith Stock image

The spokesman added: “The man was traced and confirmed he had been for a swim. He was taken to hospital as a precaution and then released. “No crime was reported and no further police action is required.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Edinburgh Evening News

Original publication 15 March 2019

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Driver survives dramatic 400ft cliff plunge on to nudist beach in north Devon
The bloodied driver managed to scramble from the wreck after it landed on the rocky beach below, which is popular with naked sunbathers

A DRIVER survived a 400ft cliff plunge on to a nudist beach.

He scrambled from the wreck bloodied but not seriously injured after it landed on rocks.

The driver survived a 400 ft cliff plunge on to rocks on a nudist beach
The driver survived a 400 ft cliff plunge on to rocks on a nudist beach

The car plummeted from one of Britain’s steepest roads on to Sillery Sands, a secluded north Devon beach popular with naked sunbathers in summer.

The shaken motorist managed to clamber up to some holiday flats to raise the alarm.

Witness Patricia Cannock said: “He doesn’t remember much but his face was a mess. He must have had a guardian angel looking out for him.”

Paramedics, police and more than 20 firefighters rushed to the scene.

An RNLI lifeboat crew was also scrambled to join other rescuers in case anyone else had been in the vehicle.

Devon and Cornwall Police incident manager Tony Joslin said: “It looks like the driver has had a pretty miraculous escape. The damage to the vehicle is extensive. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Sun

Original publication 11th March 2019

UPDATE: It was not initially clear whether the man was inside the car as it plunged to the bottom of the cliff or not.

Lynton Fire Station posted a report on Facebook in which they said the driver “had escaped the vehicle before it fell the full 200m and was able to get help from a nearby building”. Source: DevonLive

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What’s it like to go to a family nude swimming session?
“At my first event, I slung a towel over my shoulder and went down for breakfast – naked.”

Events organiser Pamela Fraser, 27, went to her first naturism event 14 months ago. She’s been to 20 since.

Spa days, archery, yoga, cider-tasting and even a Fawlty Towers-themed night with actors playing Basil, Sybil and Manuel – all without an item of clothing in sight.

She describes the first time she got naked at a large gathering as a “non-event’, adding “you soon realise people aren’t interested in what you look like.”

On Saturday, she’ll join around 300 others of all ages, paying up to £21 for a skinny dip at Blackpool’s Sandcastle Water Park.

“It’s no different to going swimming with your costume on,” Pamela believes. “A lot of female costumes don’t hide much anyway.”

Pamela Fraser says she has "never been worried about what I look like"
Pamela Fraser says she has “never been worried about what I look like” Pamela Fraser

So why take your clothes off?

“The whole idea is you’re stepping back from the stress of life and the feeling that you have to fit into a certain mould.”

“You wouldn’t take your work clothes with you when you go on holiday and when you go home you probably get changed.

“Sometimes I get in from work and take all my clothes off – that’s me saying this is now my free time.”

Pamela is one of 9,000 people who pay about £44 a year to be members of the British Naturism (BN) organisation. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: BBC News

Original publication 02 March 2019

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Naked Penketh cyclist defended by British Naturism
NATURISTS have defended a man who was seen riding a bike naked in Penketh – claiming the cyclist had committed no crime.

Residents reported a male cycle with no clothes on near to Fiddlers Ferry Boat Yard and Penketh Mount on Sunday afternoon.

Cheshire Police confirmed that it was investigating these reports.

But British Naturism – a members organisation which promotes naturism in the UK – believes that the man was acting innocently.

It cited the Sexual Offences Act 2003, which states that naturists are free to roam in the nude as long as no malice is intended.

A man was seen riding a bike naked near to the Ferry Tavern pub on Sunday.
A man was seen riding a bike naked near to the Ferry Tavern pub on Sunday.

Andrew Welch of British Naturism said that its members were ‘horrified’ to hear the news that the cyclist had been reported to the police.

He said: “It’s an important point and it frustrates us.

“I think that there is a presumption that a naked man must be up to something, when in fact the law is now incredibly clear.

“There is no action needed unless a crime is being committed.

“Naturism – taking your clothes off specifically because you want to sunbathe or feel the air on your skin – was named as an exclusion from the Sexual Offences Act.

“A naturist just doing his or her normal thing is not committing any kind of crime.

“It doesn’t have to be behind closed doors or in a designated area – anybody can take their clothes off and be a human being without committing a crime, unless they absolutely set out to offend someone.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Warrington Guardian

Original publication 26th February 2019

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Petition launched against nude family swim at Blackpool’s Sandcastle – this is what naturists have to say about it
Campaigners say allowing children at the event ‘is a massive safeguarding issue’

A nude family swim session at Blackpool’s Sandcastle Waterpark has attracted a backlash from campaigners who say children should not be allowed at the event.

We revealed how the skinny dipping event is taking place this weekend and open to adults and kids of all ages.

Organised by British Naturism, visitors will be ditching their costumes and trunks to ride the water slides and wave machines in nothing but their birthday suits.

It’s the group’s tenth year at the Sandcastle, where they’re expecting around 300 visitors this Saturday evening, but not everyone is happy with the event.

An online petition has been launched by Emma Hadaway, from Crewe, who says: “I truly believe this is a massive safeguarding issue, children being naked around adults neither their parents or themselves know.”

She adds: “It may be a private event but children should be protected no matter what and should not be allowed at such events. The solution to this would be either to make it an 18s and over only event or to not allow the event to happen full stop.

“I have absolutely nothing against naturists and their lifestyle choice except when it comes to the safety of children.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Manchester Evening News

Original publication 28 FEB 2019

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New routes, new airlines and new tech for Cornwall Airport Newquay
The year ended on a high with passenger numbers up 20% year-on-year in November and 7.3% in December compared with 2017.

A busy 2018 at Cornwall Airport Newquay (CAN) saw a number of new routes announced, including the much anticipated link into an international hub, London Heathrow; StobartAir adding London Southend (under the Flybe franchise) to its portfolio of routes; and a new airline partner, Scandinavian flag carrier, SAS, introducing a new link to Copenhagen. There was also an increase in passenger numbers in the winter months with Ryanair extending its popular Alicante service to a year-round operation as well as technological advances in both the passenger check-in process and onsite car parks.

The year ended on a high with passenger numbers up 20% year-on-year in November and 7.3% in December compared with 2017. 450,000 passengers used the Airport with projections for overall passenger growth by the end of the financial year meaning a 5th consecutive year of growth.

Cornwall Airport, Newquay
Cornwall Airport, Newquay

Last year saw the Airport make some exciting announcements for both new and existing customers. New charter holiday provider Superbreak announced short breaks to Iceland (Q1 2019) which was enthusiastically received by customers. This continued with Ryanair’s extension of the Alicante summer route becoming year-round, offering a much demanded winter sun destination from Newquay.

Eurowings added to the Airport’s strong German portfolio with new routes, improving the connections for European tourists, an added bonus for many local businesses. This growth within the Eurowings offering gave Scandinavian airline SAS the confidence to announce a new Copenhagen route, bringing the opportunity for further inbound tourism into Cornwall from the Danish and wider Scandinavian market.

Managing Director Al Titterington comments: “We’ve had some fantastic new routes announced over the last year. The Copenhagen route has already proved popular with the Danish market, with flight dates being extended before the first flight has even landed!”

“With our German routes already bringing new visitors into Cornwall, it is hoped that we see this replicated with Scandinavian customers and will continue to grow the international passengers keen to see more of our beautiful county. With our new connection to London Heathrow starting in March this year, we hope that we will see far more tourists from further afield, such as the USA and Asia, who can now easily connect to Cornwall via Heathrow.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Travel Daily News

Original publication 11 Feb 2019

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Central Bank Removes Nude Art

The Central Bank of Iceland has decided to remove a classic painting by the famous Icelandic painter, Gunnlaugur Blöndal, after a staff member of the bank complained about the painting’s explicit content. The complaint was filed amidst the #metoo movement last year.

Fréttablaðið reported that a staff member thought the painting, which depicts a topless woman, was inappropriate and asked if it was possible to stop displaying it. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Reyjavik Grapevine

Original publication January 21, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 24th January 2019

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Nude beach flap in St. Lucie County after deputy ordered family with 5-year-old to leave

Whenever the discussion turns to nudism — ahem — I recall an episode of the old “Bob Newhart Show” where Bob is to give a lecture at what turns out to be a nudist camp. The director — buck naked — is seated behind a desk in a big leather chair.

Bob asks: “Don’t you stick to your chair?”

And speaking of sticky situations involving nudists (sorry!):

"Everybody here is really open. Nobody cares that you don't have clothes on. And it's not a pick-up scene," said Kelly Spirito, of West Palm Beach, (center) who relaxes with friends July 11, 2015, at Blind Creek Beach, a clothing-optional beach, in Fort Pierce. Many people came out to celebrate National Nude Recreation Week with a group skinny dip.
“Everybody here is really open. Nobody cares that you don’t have clothes on. And it’s not a pick-up scene,” said Kelly Spirito, of West Palm Beach, (center) who relaxes with friends July 11, 2015, at Blind Creek Beach, a clothing-optional beach, in Fort Pierce. Many people came out to celebrate National Nude Recreation Week with a group skinny dip. MOLLY BARTELS/TCPALM

Last week, our newsroom got an interesting email from Kai Luckan of Tampa. He, his wife and their 5-year-old daughter were visiting St. Lucie County and decided to spend New Year’s Day at Blind Creek Beach.

Which, if you didn’t know, is a nude beach.

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Well, not officially; the county has never formally designated Blind Creek Beach as a “clothing optional” beach and there are no county signs identifying it as such. Visitors and folks from the Treasure Coast Naturists have used the beach sans “textiles” since 2014.

They tout its “family-friendly” atmosphere. Which is to say, sometimes there are nude kids on the beach, along with their parents. It’s never been a big deal.

It turned into one New Year’s Day when Luckan said his family was approached by a St. Lucie County Sheriff’s deputy who said he’d gotten a complaint about Luckan’s daughter — and the family had to leave.

“He said it was an adult-only beach,” said Luckan. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: TCPalm

Original publication Jan 12, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 18th January 2019

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Hundreds of competitors prepare to bare all for glory at annual Maslin Beach Nude Games
While hundreds of people strip off at Australia’s oldest nudist beach this weekend for the annual Maslin Beach Nude Games, a nude aficionado has said Australia’s naked history comes from much more than fleshy frivolity.

Key points:

  • The nude games will be held at Maslin Beach in South Australia
  • Hundreds of nudists will compete in a range of events, including the best bum competition
  • A nudist historian says nudism in Australia was influenced by German settlers

Instead, keen nudist historian and editor of Australia’s nudist magazine “TAN” Stuart Whelan said Australia’s fondness for nude beaches stemmed from war and German settlement.

Australian troops once used nudism to mollify “putrid, humid” conditions in the Pacific, he said.

“During the World War [II] the soldiers often bathed and swam naked,” Mr Whelan said.

“A new generation came back with this experience which they wanted to try and emulate here.”

Organisers say the event brings the whole nudist community together.
Organisers say the event brings the whole nudist community together. DAVID PILLAR

Mr Whelan said the affinity with nude swimming was “reinforced by European migration”, especially German settlers who saw nudism as more normal.

“They brought those ideas and wanted to experience them in their new country and that was the start of the [nudism] movement in Australia.”

The large migration of Germans to South Australia likely influenced the creation of some of the country’s oldest nudist clubs.

“I’m sure that was one of the things that made the establishment of the earlier clubs a lot easier,” Mr Whelan said.

“It was something wanted by the German community.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: abc

Original publication 11 January 2019

Posted on NatCorn 15th January 2019

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The first Paris restaurant for nude diners to close down
The French capital’s very first restaurant reserved exclusively for naked diners will close its doors in February just 15 months after opening due to a lack of the simple bare necessity: customers.

Paris’ very first nudist restaurant O’Naturel gave diners a place to leave their clothes and inhibitions at the door and its opening in November 2017 was hailed as evidence of the rising popularity of naturism in France.

But after little more than a year the restaurant, located in the 12th arrondissement, is set to close its doors for the final time in February… and it’s all down to a lack the bare necessity that all restaurants rely on: customers.

“It is with great regret that we announce the definitive closing of the O’Naturel restaurant on Saturday, February 16, 2019,” announced the owners, 42-year-old twins Mike and Stephane Saada.

“Thank you for having participated in this adventure by coming to dine at O’Naturel. We will only remember the good times, meeting beautiful people and customers who were delighted to share exceptional moments.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Local

Original publication 8 January 2019

Posted on NatCorn 9th January 2019

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‘Totally gutted’: Locals angry as nude beach in Australia set to stay

A councillor in Australia wants the local New South Wales government to intervene after the council voted to keep a remote Byron Bay beach optional of clothing.

Councillor Paul Spooner said the decision to keep the clothing optional declaration at Tyagarah Beach showed the council was “not listening” to locals.

Locals protested outside Byron Shire Council for the clothing optional declaration removed from Tyagarah Beach.
Locals protested outside Byron Shire Council for the clothing optional declaration removed from Tyagarah Beach.

“They are elected as representatives for the residents and it’s clear to me that the residents of that community do not want a nude beach anymore,” he said.

Tyagarah Beach was officially made clothing optional 20 years ago after locals petitioned for a legal nude beach, and has been enjoyed by people keen for a skippy dip since then. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: stuff

Original publication Nov 23 2018

Posted on NatCorn 30th November 2018

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No male nudity on beaches please: Karnataka Women’s Commission Chief writes to CM
In her letter, Nagalakshmi Bai told the CM that male nudity on the beach was a threat to the safety of women and also posed a security threat.

The Chairperson of Karnataka’s Women’s Commission NG Nagalakshmi Bai, in a letter to the state’s Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, has come up with an unusual request – a dress code for men on beaches.

Nagalakshmi’s letter was prompted by the sight of nude men she saw at Gokarna Beach earlier this month when she was there for a holiday.

Gokarna Beach
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“I was in Gokarna three weeks ago and observed men walking around the beach nude. They should wear at least a little bit of clothing to cover themselves up,” she said, speaking to TNM.

In her letter, Nagalakshmi told the CM that male nudity on the beach “is not only posing a threat to the safety of women and children but also a security threat (sic)”.

She called for more police personnel to be posted on beaches for security reasons. “There are many women and children, including young women who are selling items in the beach, who are affected by this. There have been accusations of sexual assault against them,” she said. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The News Minute

Original publication November 20, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 29th November 2018

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Nudist ranch zoning appeal wins early victory at planning tribunal

The Township of Stone Mills failed in its bid to stop a planning appeal from a couple wanting to expand a clothing-optional campground.

In a decision released last week, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal denied the township’s application to have the couple’s appeal thrown out.

Yvonne Gibson of Freedom Fields Naturist Ranch says she is encouraged by a planning appeals tribunal decision that will let her continue to fight to expand a clothing-optional campground at a property near Tamworth
Yvonne Gibson of Freedom Fields Naturist Ranch says she is encouraged by a planning appeals tribunal decision that will let her continue to fight to expand a clothing-optional campground at a property near Tamworth Elliot Ferguson/The Whig-Standard

The validity decision doesn’t settle the matter, it only lets the case go on to a hearing, if necessary.

Last year, Yvonne Gibson and her husband, Hector Gravelle, started the process to have their 40-hectare property on Carroll Road rezoned to allow them to expand the campground at Freedom Fields Naturist Ranch, which they have operated without the proper zoning since 2012.

In April of this year, Stone Mills Township council voted 4-3 to refuse the rezoning application, a decision that went against recommendations from township staff and consultants report. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Kingston Whig-Standard

Original publication November 19, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 27th November 2018

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Doncaster nudist festival confirms it will return for tenth year
A popular nudist festival which attracts naturists from across Britain will be held in Doncaster again next summer.

Nudestock 10 will be held in Wroot next May – when once again, men and women of all ages will be stripping naked to enjoy a wide variety of fun games and activities.

The event will take place at Candy Farm Campsite between May 24 and 31.

Nudestock 10 will take place next year
Nudestock 10 will take place next year

A spokesman said: “The region is proud to announce that our flagship event of the year, Nudestock, is back for a tenth year!

“At present we’ve the dates booked and more information will be added as we go forward.

“It’s a week long camping and caravanning fun-packed festival, although day passes are available for those who prefer a local hotel to bed down for the night.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Doncaster Free Press

Original publication 15 November 2018

Posted on NatCorn 24th November 2018

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Plans for Ireland’s first official nudist beach given bum’s rush following objections from residents
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council was about to erect public notices at Hawk Cliff in Dalkey to warn people of potential nude bathers

Plans for Ireland’s first official naturist-friendly beach have been given the bum’s rush following objections from residents, we have now learned.

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council was about to erect public notices at Hawk Cliff in Dalkey, Co Dublin, to warn others about seeing bathers in the buff.

There had been plans to make the area naturist-friendly
There had been plans to make the area naturist-friendly Garrett White - The Sun

But our revelations led to a flurry of complaints including a petition signed by 33 locals opposed to the becoming a “Nudist Friendly Area”.

As a result, the plans have now stalled as officials wish to get the views of councillors “before any further action”.

Irish Naturist Association chief Pat Gallagher had hailed the move as a “milestone for Ireland”, saying: “Every other country in Europe has these kind of signs.”

The signage — to forewarn about seeing punters wandering about starkers — came as a shock to the community who were not informed of the move. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Irish Sun

Original publication 11th November 2018

Posted on NatCorn 19th November 2018

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Jubilee Pool’s geothermal spa is opening in 2019 and this is what Cornwall can expect
Penzance’s iconic open air sea pool will be transformed into being like Iceland’s Blue Lagoon and will be the first of its kind in the UK

We now know when Cornwall’s new geothermal heated spa will open but what will it consist of exactly?

Penzance’s iconic open air sea pool Jubilee Pool will become the UK’s first geothermal heated spa by Easter 2019.

Jubilee Pool in Penzance in its full glory
Jubilee Pool in Penzance in its full glory

The boss of Geothermal Engineering Ltd, the company which has been drilling holes into the earth below the famous Jubilee Pool to tap into the earth’s natural heat, has confirmed the opening date of the attraction after years of planning.

Ryan Law, managing director at GEL, told Cornwall Live that the drilling has now been done under Britain’s largest sea water lido. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: CornwallLive

Original publication 10 NOV 2018

Posted on NatCorn 18th November 2018

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Skin cancer is more common among men ‘because they avoid sun cream’ as death rates have jumped by 70% over the last three decades
Australia has the highest melanoma deaths – it kills 8.3 people per every 100,000
Slovakia and Slovenia are placed second and third, while the UK ranks 15th
Rates are up in all but one of 33 wealthy countries around the world studied

Skin cancer death rates have soared in wealthy countries across the world over the last three decades, research shows.

Rates of melanoma – the deadliest form of the disease – have risen for men in all but one of 33 countries studied since 1985.

Skin cancer rates and higher and rising faster among men, who experts say are more likely to die from the disease because they're less likely to wear sun cream and protect themselves
Skin cancer rates and higher and rising faster among men, who experts say are more likely to die from the disease because they’re less likely to wear sun cream and protect themselves

Australia has the worst relationship with the cancer, with 8.3 deaths from it per every 100,000 people, followed by Slovakia and Slovenia. The UK ranks 15th with 4.2.

And the rates are worse, sometimes more than twice as bad, among men – in Britain and Spain 70 per cent more men are dying of skin cancer than 30 years ago.

Experts say this could be because men are less likely to use sun cream or protect themselves properly from the sun’s damaging UV rays. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Mail

Original publication 5 November 2018

Posted on NatCorn 13th November 2018

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Conservative MP Michael Fabricant ‘cycles naked through London park’
Conservative MP Michael Fabricant has been filmed apparently cycling nude around a London park to promote the creation of an annual naked bike ride.

The MP appears in the YouTube video in a silver tie and sunglasses, with a strategically placed black box protecting his modesty.

He is campaigning for an annual naked ride in his Lichfield constituency to raise money for a local hospice.

Michael Fabricant MP
Michael Fabricant MP PA

The 68-year-old is no stranger to publicity-grabbing social media videos.

In August, he presented a guide to the role of party Whips which showed him spanking a clothed man on the buttocks with a shoe horn. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: BBC

Original publication 22 October 2018

Posted on NatCorn 29th October 2018

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WATCH: How I punched shark to escape attack at nudist beach

Sydney – A surfer who got bitten by a shark at an Australian nudist beach managed to make his break for freedom after punching the creature until it let him go, he said Saturday.

Paul Kenny was riding the waves off Samurai Beach, a naturist spot 200 kilometres (125 miles) north of Sydney, when he accidentally clashed heads with the toothsome fish, reportedly a wobbegong or a bull shark.

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“As soon as I did that he latched onto my arm and all I could do was punch it until it let go,” Kenny, 50, told Sydney’s Daily Telegraph.

“When I let go of it I saw its dorsal fin one metre away. I walked backwards as quick as I could and caught whatever wave I could.” Continued…Read full original article…

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Original publication 20 OCTOBER 2018

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Nudists get reprieve as popular beach near Byron Bay has its optional-clothing rule renewed despite complaints about ‘lewd behaviour’
A popular nudist beach has only just held onto its ‘clothing optional’ rule today Byron Bay council staff attempted to revoke rule after ‘lewd behaviour’ reports.
A busier beach was set to replace as there would be more ‘passive witnesses’

Nudists are rejoicing after a popular beach had its ‘optional-clothing’ rule extended today despite strong opposition by some councillors and residents.

Byron Bay’s council staff had recommended Tyagarah Beach’s nude bathing option be revoked amid reports of ‘lewd sexual behaviour’.

'The idea that children can’t walk from Tyagarah to Main Beach and feel safe is obviously pretty concerning,’ Councillor Michael Lyon for the Greens said, revealing that the beach's remoteness made it more likely for 'lewd sexual behaviour' to occur
‘The idea that children can’t walk from Tyagarah to Main Beach and feel safe is obviously pretty concerning,’ Councillor Michael Lyon for the Greens said, revealing that the beach’s remoteness made it more likely for ‘lewd sexual behaviour’ to occur

However the motion to enforce clothing was opposed and the beach will continue to welcome naked swimmers and sunbathers.

Council agreed to maintain the status quo but ordered a review of the position on a monthly basis for the next six months.

The council also discussed further key actions which could prevent future incidents which included the introduction of security cameras. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Mail

Original publication 18 October 2018

Posted on NatCorn 20th October 2018

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Cornwall Council adds apostrophe to Land’s End
Cornwall Council has voted to add an official apostrophe to “Land’s End”.

Clarification on the punctuation was needed because of proposed changes to electoral boundaries that left some council ward areas needing new names.

Land's End now has an officially recognised apostrophe.
Land’s End now has an officially recognised apostrophe. GETTY IMAGES

A debate on ward names lasted 90 minutes, and included grammatical input from a Cornish history expert.

Councillors heard Land’s End has been spelled with the apostrophe in two different places or not at all, which has led to the uncertainty. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: BBC News

Original publication 12 September 2018

Posted on NatCorn 10th October 2018

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Reading Naturist Group say they have been defeated by the ‘uncaring’ management of Reading Borough Council
SWIMMERS have decided to call time on their weekly gatherings after four decades due to financial constraints.

Members of Reading Naturist Group (RNG) say they have been defeated by the ‘uncaring’ management of Reading Borough Council (RBC).

The group previously gathered at Arthur Hill Pool before the 105-year-old facility was closed in October 2016.

Arthur Hill Memorial Pool, Reading
Arthur Hill Memorial Pool, Reading

Meetings were moved to The Meadway Sports Centre in Tilehurst, but a hike in prices has seen a decline in the number of members.

Mark Young, a member of RNG, said: “The naturist swim would almost certainly have remained significantly better attended at The Meadway if the council had not disrupted the dynamic of the existing group by refusing to offer a swimming session on Thursday evening, the day the swim previously took place at Arthur Hill and instead insisting on the swim moving to Friday evening.

“This is even though many of the council’s own public swimming sessions in the late evening at The Meadway seemed to have a lower attendance still than the swimming session run by RNG.”

The last meeting of RNG was held on October 5 after members were originally due to meet three weeks previously. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Reading Chronicle

Original publication 8 October 2018

Posted on NatCorn 9th October 2018

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Yes to nudity, no to nails: Tauranga Council unveils beach bylaws

Tauranga City Council won’t be policing nude sunbathers any time soon, but if you want to use an old pallet for a beach bonfire, think again.

The council has updated its Beaches Bylaw, a set of rules for what people can and can’t do on the city’s world-famous beaches, for the first time since 2007.

The law changes also include the use of drones on the beaches.
The law changes also include the use of drones on the beaches.

Councillor Leeanne Brown said the council had tried to strike the right balance with the bylaw.

“We’re not trying to be the fun police, we just want to make a better environment for everybody.”

The updated bylaw included new rules for vehicles, longlines, fires, drones and structures on the beach.

Not included were any restrictions on nudity on the beach, which in circumstances that constituted “lewd behaviour” was a matter for the police. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: NewsTalkZB

Original publication 21 September 2018

Posted on NatCorn 5th October 2018

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UNDERWATER WORLD Heatwave reveals ‘Lost Valley’ as reservoirs dries up exposing roads and buildings of community submerged 60 years ago
The people of Nanquitho were forced to leave to make way for the Drift Reservoir, completed in 1961

A LOST valley submerged underwater for decades has been uncovered by the summer heatwave.

Old stone walls, outlines of buildings, gate posts and even roads now stand in the open air once again on the dried-up bed of Drift Reservoir.

Roads, walls and gateposts have emerged from the depths at Drift Reservoir after the summer heatwave
Roads, walls and gateposts have emerged from the depths at Drift Reservoir after the summer heatwave SWNS:SOUTH WEST NEWS SERVICE

The resurrected ruins were once home to a community that was forced to leave when construction on the reservoir began.

Margaret Pengelly still remembers living in the Lost Valley – the name given to the flooded area by locals who still remember the community was ever there.

Margaret moved to Trewidden Vean, a substantial farm, and the smallholding at Nanquitho near Penzance. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Sun

Original publication 10th September 2018

Posted on NatCorn 25th September 2018

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Little boy asks mum awkward question after seeing next door neighbour sunbathing naked in the garden
The mum is at her wit’s end with her neighbours – but people can’t agree on whether they should get their kit off in the garden or not

We can end up finding out quite a lot about our neighbours from living next to them.

Seeing their familiar faces come and go every now and again, we find out a bit about their habits and what they like to get up to.

But what happens when you get more than you bargained for?

Is it OK to sunbathe naked?
Is it OK to sunbathe naked? iStockphoto

One mum is despairing as she’s seen more of her neighbours than she ever wanted to, as she spotted the couple sunbathing stark naked in the garden next door – where her kids can see.

One mum is despairing as she’s seen more of her neighbours than she ever wanted to, as she spotted the couple sunbathing stark naked in the garden next door – where her kids can see. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Mirror

Original publication 22 AUG 2018

Posted on NatCorn 15th September 2018

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Organic and all-natural – Man spotted gardening in nude at Ipswich allotment

Gardening can be a great opportunity to get outside, feel the earth under you feet, the wind in your hair and the sun on your skin.

But one Ipswich allotment owner has taken things a step further – and has been seen nude as they tend to their patch.

London Road Allotments in Ipswich
London Road Allotments in Ipswich ADAM HOWETT

Reports of a person fully exposed on the field on the edge of town has led Ipswich Borough Council to advise public allotment users to keep their clothes on while on site.

The incident is said to have occurred at the town’s London Road allotment field.

Rain had deterred many of the fairweather gardeners on Thursday morning – but braving the weather and appropriately dressed in a cap, waterproof, jeans and boots was Ken Mann.

“I’ve never seen anyone in the nude here,” said Mr Mann, 65, of Dickens Road.

“It’s definitely not for me.

“You’ve got women and children coming here and flats that overlook it – it’s really not a thing you can do on this allotment.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Ipswich Star

Original publication 10 August 2018

Posted on NatCorn 6th September 2018

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Facebook pulls Auschwitz photo for nudity
Social media giant later apologizes to Anne Frank Center for decision.

Facebook deleted a post this week that included an image of starving children in Auschwitz because of its policy against nudity.

The post was shared by the US-based Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect last week. It linked to an article on the DailyKos about the need for Holocaust education in the United States.

But on Wednesday, the Anne Frank Center complained on Twitter that Facebook had deleted the post.

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The Facebook application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017. THOMAS WHITE / REUTERS

“Hi Facebook, you removed our post promoting the need for Holocaust Education for apparently violating community standards,” the organization wrote. “You haven’t given us a reason, yet allow Holocaust Denial pages to still exist. Seems a little hypocritical?”

Around six hours later, Facebook responded to the Twitter post.

“We put your post back up and sent you a message on FB,” the official Facebook account tweeted. “We don’t allow nude images of children on FB, but we know this is an important image of historical significance and we’ve restored it. We’re sorry and thank you for bringing it to our attention.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Jerusalem Post

Original publication AUGUST 31, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 4th September 2018

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Nude paintings removed from cathedral art display after complaints of ‘distress’
A SERIES of nude paintings have been removed from a cathedral’s art exhibition after they “distressed” visitors and worshippers.

The four acrylic canvas works by local artist Joe Greenwood were on display at Portsmouth’s Anglican cathedral as part of a summer show by the Portsmouth and Hampshire Art Society (PHAS).

But a cathedral spokesman said that a number of visitors complained about the paintings, leading to the decision to remove them.

Artist Joe Greenwood with two of his nude paintings
Artist Joe Greenwood with two of his nude paintings Portsmouth News/Solent News

The Diocese of Portsmouth spokesman said: “Portsmouth Cathedral aims to be a space open to everybody.

“Whenever a public exhibition takes place in a church it is important to weigh up how it relates to our main purpose of being a place for prayer, reflection and worship. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Express

Original publication Aug 3, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 2nd September 2018

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Facebook rejects Montreal museum’s ad over Picasso nude
A Canadian museum whose ads featuring Picasso nudes were rejected by Facebook says it is pleased the social media giant is reviewing its nudity policy.

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts online ad for its big summer exhibit was blocked because it showed abstract breasts painted by the modern master.

The museum eventually had to reach out directly to Facebook in order to get the posts authorised.

Picasso paintings rejected by Facebook's algorithm
Picasso paintings rejected by Facebook’s algorithm MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

The painting used “wasn’t shocking”, said museum spokeswoman Pascale Chasse.

In fact, Pablo Picasso’s Femmes à la toilette was the one of the main promotional press images for the show, which looks at the influence of African art on Picasso and the artist’s subsequent impact on contemporary African artists.

It was being used in print and television ads and on the main banner hanging outside the museum in downtown Montreal. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: BBC

Original publication 3 August 2018

Posted on NatCorn 1st September 2018

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After lengthy trial, nudists evicted from Nuuanu rental home
After a months-long dispute over naked parties at a Nuuanu rental home, a judge has decided the controversial tenants will be evicted.

Neighbors have dealt with all manner of chaos at the home, from parties like Naked Taco Tuesday to a website called “ipartynaked” to a mysterious car fire to bizarre screams and sounds.

Neighbor David Brown, a retired military chaplain, says he’s called police multiple times

Nudist Brent Thomas testifies during a lengthy eviction trial.
Nudist Brent Thomas testifies during a lengthy eviction trial. Hawaii News Now

“After the police left, the music went back on and then very strange animal noises, moaning like wolf howling sounds,” he said, describing one of the nights he called police.

Sources have told Hawaii News Now police are also investigating allegations of criminal activity at the home, but have made no arrests.

Tenant Amy Highmoor, meanwhile, says the property manager and neighbors are retaliating against them because of their alternative lifestyle and for her complaints about the condition of the home.

“I’ve been brutally harassed like brutally harassed where I’m so scared that I can’t sleep at night,” she said. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Hawaii News Now

Original publication August 3rd 2018

Posted on NatCorn 31st August 2018

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Southleigh Manor nudist holiday park near Newquay is up for sale
If you like your hols in the buff then this place is for you

The largest naturist holiday park in Cornwall is up for sale.

Southleigh Manor holiday park at St Columb Major, near Newquay, has been brought to the market.

The holiday business, where being in the buff is de rigueur, could be yours to own for a cool £1.1 million after owners Bob and Kathy Prescott decided to throw in the towel and enjoy a well-earned retirement.

Nudist Southleigh Manor holiday park near St Columb Major is up for sale
Nudist Southleigh Manor holiday park near St Columb Major is up for sale Southleigh Manor

The pair, who have been running the bare-all holiday park for 18 years, said they made up their mind to sell the site following the recent birth of their grandson, Harry.

Mr Prescott, now 69, said: “We’ve always liked Cornwall ever since coming down here on holidays. We came here to the park 19 years ago and the people who had it were struggling.

“After a conversation we ended up buying up the place. It turned out to be a very expensive holiday but we’ve done well out of it. But with my wife not being in the best of health and the birth of our grandson, we feel it’s time to enjoy our retirement and take it easy a bit more.”

Mr Prescott said that while there have been a few expressions of interest for the site already – which he could not divulge – he is not sure whether any new owners will want to keep the business au naturel as it currently is. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: CornwallLive

Original publication 29 AUG 2018

Posted on NatCorn 30th August 2018

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Nude man caught working out at Planet Fitness thought it was ‘judgment-free zone,’ police say

A man who was caught naked in a Planet Fitness thought he’d get away with it because the gym considers itself a “judgment-free zone,” officials said.

Eric Stagno, 34, of Massachusetts, was arrested on Sunday at a gym in Plaistow, N.H., after gymgoers allegedly caught him exercising in the nude, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported.

Eric Stagno, 34, was allegedly caught working out naked in a Planet Fitness on Sunday. He told police he thought it was a "judgment-free zone," according to reports
Eric Stagno, 34, was allegedly caught working out naked in a Planet Fitness on Sunday. He told police he thought it was a “judgment-free zone,” according to reports Plaistow Police Department

Plaistow Capt. Brett Morgan said police were dispatched to the Planet Fitness location after receiving a call from witnesses that summarily said, “the guy walked in, stripped down right there in front, left the clothes and belongings at the front desk, walked back and forth across the gym a couple of times and then settled in over at the yoga mats.”

The police captain added that Stagno was in a “yoga-type pose” when authorities arrived. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Fox News

Original publication 24 July 2018

Posted on NatCorn 19th August 2018

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Fears new tourist attraction will expose children to nudists on Brighton beach

Families may get a bit of an eyeful when they try out Brighton’s latest tourist attraction.

A new 16-metre high rope walk and climbing tower has been approved at Peter Pan’s Adventure Golf on the seafront.

But police warned that children may be able to see nudists from the top.

Fears new tourist attraction will expose children to nudists on beach Nudists on Brighton beach
Fears new tourist attraction will expose children to nudists on beach
Nudists on Brighton beach

Neville Wren, Designing Out Crime Officer at Sussex Police, said parents might be concerned about what their children might see.

He said: “This facility is most likely to provide activities for various age groups from school age children to adults. It is closer to the beach than Marine Drive or Dukes Mound, and from the raised platform positions it possibly provides closer views across the beach towards the Naturalist Beach nearby which in turn may cause unexpected concerns from the parents of young children.”

The section of naturist beach near the marina is signposted on the beach to warn passers by what they might see.

The rope walk was approved by planners at Brighton and Hove City Council. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: The Argus

Original publication 21 July 2018

Posted on NatCorn 15th August 2018

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Man fined for naked sunbathing in Ballymahon on hottest day of the year

A 57 year-old man has been fined for sunbathing naked in Ballymahon on what he claims was the hottest day of the year.

Glen Wrather, who is originally from Leeds in England, appeared before a recent sitting of Longford District Court.

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Longford Court heard that Glen Wrather was sunbathing in a communal area of Thomond Court, an apartment complex in Ballymahon on the 6th July last.

He told his solicitor Brid Mimnagh that it was 31 degrees on the day in question – one of the hottest days of the year so far.

The court heard that a woman who was putting clothes on her line had to pass him and saw he was sunbathing face down, naked and became upset. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Shannonside

Original publication 18th July 2018

Posted on NatCorn 10th August 2018

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Rare bird puts paid to second nude beach in Belgium
The chance that Belgium will approve a second naturist beach at the coast became less likely after a report by the Flemish Agency for Nature and Woodland, which said that the activities of naturists could be a risk to a rare bird.

At present the Belgian coast has one naturist beach where naked sunbathing is permitted, at Bredene. But the beach is very popular, which led the Belgian Naturism Federation to request permission to open a second beach where naked sunbathing is permitted. Their attention fell on a little-used beach near Westende. “At that spot there is no construction or seafront overlooking the beach,” said the organisation’s president Koen Meulemans in Het Nieuwsblad.

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However the nature agency raised objections with Flemish environment minister Joke Schauvliege, based on the presence at that spot of the crested lark (Galerida cristata), a rare bird which broods on the ground, and might be disturbed by what the agency called “subsidiary activities” related to the nudist beach, including visitors having sex in the dunes as well as leaving rubbish behind. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Brussels Times

Original publication 13 July 2018

Posted on NatCorn 2nd August 2018

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Tea tree lakes nude bathing case thrown out of court

Non-mainstream lifestyle choices aren’t ‘axiomatically offensive’, Magistrate Dunlevy told Byron Bay local court on Friday, ruling that Sunrise resident Maxine Hawker had no case to answer for bathing naked at the tea tree lakes at Grays Lane in January.

The magistrate said that the police had failed to prove Ms Hawker’s actions were ‘calculated to wound feelings, or arouse anger, disgust, resentment or outrage’.

Maxine Hawker at the tea tree lake where she was charged on January 20 with offensive behaviour for bathing naked.
Maxine Hawker at the tea tree lake where she was charged on January 20 with offensive behaviour for bathing naked. Jeff Dawson

Ms Hawker, who represented herself at the hearing, told the court she had no idea she was breaking the law and had not seen a sign near the entrance to the lake, which had been recently installed, warning of penalties.

But within minutes of arriving and entering the water, she was issued a $500 fine for bathing naked, which she chose to fight, telling the court, ‘I’m not a criminal, I’m a law-abiding person.’ Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Echo.Net

Original publication July 9, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 24th July 2018

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Naked swimmers get a dressing down after skinny dipping in Northumbrian Water reservoir
A warning was issued by Northumbrian Water, as unauthorised swimming is not permitted in its reservoirs

Naked swimmers got a dressing down from Northumbrian Water after taking a skinny dip in one of its reservoirs.

Worried staff spotted the all male group at Waskerley Reservoir in County Durham getting dangerously close to pipes that draw water from the reservoir for release into the river.

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It was the latest in a spate of recent incidents during the ongoing heat wave which has led Northumbrian Water to issue a warning.

The company does not allow unauthorised swimming or launching of water craft in its reservoirs, but Rangers at its Waterside Parks have had to ask more than a dozen people to get out of the water at its sites across the North East on Wednesday alone.

Risks ranging from cold water shock to hidden currents all pose a danger to people’s lives when swimming in open water. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: ChronicleLive

Original publication 5 JUL 2018

Posted on NatCorn 19th July 2018

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Mystery over naked women concept plan solved
Concept drawings for a makeover of a Dunedin river appear to include three naked women.

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) released its “visionary concepts for enhancement of the lower reaches of Water of Leith” on Thursday morning.

A review of the concepts reveal some extra enhancements along the river, which borders Forsyth Barr Stadium.

A concept picture of proposed work on Dunedin's Water of Leith, near Forsyth Barr Stadium, shows what appears to be three naked women in the water:
A concept picture of proposed work on Dunedin’s Water of Leith, near Forsyth Barr Stadium, shows what appears to be three naked women in the water: OTAGO REGIONAL COUNCI

The proposal for the normally frigid waters, famous for having students kayak along them when flooded, includes three female figures in the water.

The intrepid trio appear naked at first glance.

ORC stakeholder engagement director Sian Sutton said the figures were brought up at a council meeting.

“They kind of looked naked, didn’t they … I don’t believe they are.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Stuff

Original publication June 28 2018

Posted on NatCorn 17th July 2018

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Wear Nothing But A Smile: Prominent Nude Activist Turner V. Stokes Dies At 90

Turner V. Stokes’ favorite outfit was when he was wearing — as he liked to say — nothing but a smile.

The 90-year-old leader of various nudist organizations died Saturday from prostate cancer in Nanjemoy, Md.

Born in Washington, D.C., in 1927, Stokes enlisted in the Navy in 1945 and later worked for military contractors testing electronic equipment.

Turner V. Stokes died Saturday from prostate cancer.
Turner V. Stokes died Saturday [23/6/2018] from prostate cancer. Courtesy of the American Association for Nude Recreation

He told the Washington Post’s Lee Hockstader in 1984 that when he was younger, he sometimes went skinny-dipping with his cousin in the Chesapeake Bay and remembered as a teenager seeing his first nudist magazine, called Sunshine and Health. But it wasn’t until he turned 50 that he persuaded his wife at the time to join him at a nudist camp in Pennsylvania.

The Post reports that he said he was drawn to nudism for its “physical feeling,” which he felt was “mentally stimulating” and gave a “feeling of freedom.”

In the 1980s, Stokes fancied himself a “naturist,” which, he explained to the Post, was different from a “nudist.” Naturists preferred to be nude in nature — not confined to a camp or resort like nudists. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: NPR

Original publication June 26, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 4th July 2018