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In what could be the ultimate sign of the nation's growing diversity, Middle England's favourite retailer has started selling burkinis.

Marks & Spencer now stocks two styles of the full-length swimwear, which is designed to protect the modesty of Muslim women.

The company explains that the £49.50 suit 'covers the whole body with the exception of the face, hands and feet, without compromising on style' and boasts: 'It's lightweight so you can swim in comfort.'


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