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It's being billed as the design and build event of the year: 'A chance to laugh in the face of danger, look peril in the eye and wave defiantly in the direction of bureaucracy.'It is, of course, the Great Sandcastle Building Competition organised each year on Woolacombe Sands in north Devon by local contractor Pearce Construction.Up to 40 teams of six people are allocated a 7 m square plot of Woolacombe's beach and three hours in which to create sculptures in the sand. Past efforts ...

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