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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.

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.

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. 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.

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Source: Warrington Guardian

Original publication 26th February 2019

Posted on NatCorn 26th March 2019

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The day Monifieth was a goose pimple away from a bare-all beach
It was the day Angus came a goose pimple away from joining the likes of St Tropez as a nudist hotspot.

The county’s chilly conditions might not make it the obvious option for unclothed capers, but Monifieth was once in the running to become the first place in Britain to open a bare-all beach. Dundee District Council received a request from the Central Council for British Naturism 40 years ago and identified an area of beach at the east end of Monifieth, next to the army camp, caravan site and golf courses.

Monifieth Beach.
Monifieth Beach. DC Thomson

The notion was not exactly welcomed with open arms. Monifieth West councillor Dorothy Pattullo said at the time that she wanted to give the idea the cold shoulder and described nude bathing as “socially unacceptable in this country”. She said: “I imagine the sight of people running about naked would not be very good for golfers’ handicaps.” And while she noted the potential to bring in additional tourists she warned the downsides of the idea were no laughing matter. “Monifieth has a great many elderly people who would be rightly disturbed by nude bathing at the beach,” she declared. “If the naturists want to take off their clothes it is all right with me – but not in public and certainly not in Monifieth.”

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Source: The Courier

Original publication March 23 2019

Posted on NatCorn 25th March 2019

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Spanish holiday islands including Ibiza and Mallorca vote in favour of protecting tradition of nude beaches
A motion to protect nudism throughout the Balearic Islands was brought to the regional parliament and was unanimously approved on Thursday

Holidaymakers jetting off to Ibiza and Mallorca can let it all hang out this summer with the popular holiday isles taking measures to protect and promote their “naturist tradition”. A motion to protect nudism throughout the Balearic Islands was brought to the regional parliament by left-wing party Podemos and was unanimously approved on Thursday by the parliament’s Commission for Social Affairs and Human Rights.

Visitors relax at Sunset Ashram at Cala Conta
Visitors relax at Sunset Ashram at Cala Conta

It called on regional president, Francina Armengol, to respect nudism. “The parliament of the Balearic Islands urges the government to recognise the naturist tradition of the Balearic Islands and its practice in freedom, tolerance and respect for people and the environment,” the motion read. The parliament will also urge the government to properly signpost beaches where stripping off is allowed. “It is a way of living in harmony with nature, characterised by the practice of being naked together,” it said.

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Source: inews

Original publication March 22nd 2019

Posted on NatCorn 23rd March 2019

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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

Posted on NatCorn 17th March 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
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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

Posted on NatCorn 16th 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

Posted on NatCorn 14th March 2019

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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

Posted on NatCorn 4th 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

Posted on NatCorn 3rd March 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

Posted on NatCorn 1st March 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

Posted on NatCorn 18th February 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