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Ripon sinkhole to be filled with concrete

Residents were evacuated after the sinkhole opened up Credit: ITV News

A sixty foot sinkole which opened up in Ripon last month is to be filled in with concrete today.

The giant hole appeared in the back gardens of properties on Magdalens Road, causing twelve homes to be evacuated.

Campaigners gather to fight plans for waste plant

Nearly 250 campaigners gathered in Lincoln last night to oppose plans for a new waste processing plant in the city.

The company Veolia has submitted a planning application to the county council for the waste transfer plant on Long Leys Road.

Veolia has told Calendar the facility would create fuel from commercial waste that could be used to generate electricity - a useful alternative to sending it to landfill.

But campaigners hope an alternative site can be found before a decision is made next year. Here's councillor Robert Parker from Lincolnshire County Council.


Bad weather fears over Ripon sinkhole

There are concerns wet weather over the weekend could cause a sinkhole in North Yorkshire to continue to expand.

The hole opened in a back garden on Magdalen's Road in Ripon Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The hole opened in a back garden on Magdalen's Road in Ripon, late on Wednesday night. Twelve homes along the road have been evacuated and the area remains cordoned off.

Geological experts say the sinkhole is still a risk to the public and are asking residents to avoid the area.

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