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Misspelled signs to be replaced

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The signs referred to the RSPB charity as the "RSBP"

Misspelled signs that were installed at a Sussex marina are to be replaced - five years after they were put up.

The signs, at Eastbourne's Sovereign Harbour, asked people not to feed the birds and referred to the RSPB charity as the "RSBP".

Other spelling errors include "helathy" and "predimoninantly".

A spokesman for the marina said he had not been aware of any complaints about the signs in the five years before the errors were highlighted two weeks ago.

He said the marina would replace 10 signs at a cost of about £250.

Dave Needham, assistant marina manager, said: "It's one of those signs people look at but probably don't pay too much attention to the text, but hopefully they should now because it's been highlighted in the media."

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