And finally… in the pink

Sardinian authorities have pleaded with tourists not to steal sand from its famous beaches, such as the iconic pink beach on Budelli.

At least six tonnes of sand has been stolen from Sardinian beaches this year so far, according to campaign group Sardinia Robbed and Plundered.

Sand, shells and rocks are being smuggled out and traded online, the campaign group says, with a negative impact on the natural environment, The Times reports.

The regional government has appealed to tourists: “Sardinia: carry it in your heart, but only in your heart.”

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