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Flood prevention work begins to protect Filey

Ground investigations are to be carried out in Filey ahead of a planned £5m scheme aiming to protect hundreds of homes in the town from flash flooding.

A series of boreholes and trial pits will be made in fields to the north and west of the town so soil and rock samples can be gathered and analysed.

The ground investigation work is due to be carried out over two weeks in May, with data about the type and strength of material in the ground set to bolster existing information gathered from previous works and monitoring programmes.

The work is to protect more than 500 homes considered to be at risk from a 'one in 100 year' rainfall event.

Filey Beach 11th best in UK

Filey Beach has been named 11th best beach in the UK by Trip Advisor travellers.

The top 10 UK beaches are as follows:

Rhossili Bay, Gower, Wales

Woolacombe Beach, Woolecombe, Devon

Porthminster Beach, St Ives, Cornwall

Hengistbury Head, Bournemouth, Dorset

Perranporth Beach, Perranporth, Cornwall

Longsands Beach, Tynemouth, North Tyneside

Weymouth Beach, Weymouth, Dorset

Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall

Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset

Nairn Beach, Nairn, Scotland

Filey Beach, Filey, Yorkshire

Police name Filey man killed in tractor collision

Daniel Layton died on Monday after colliding with a trailer Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Police have named a man who died after a collision near Filey on Sunday.

27 year old Daniel Layton was driving his silver Volkswagen Golf when it collided with the back of a trailer being towed by a tractor.

He was taken to Scarborough District Hospital, where he died on Monday.


Man admits burglary spree in North Yorkshire coastal town

A man appeared in court today charged with a burglary in Filey, and then admitted to 13 other burglaries in the town. Glyn Brookes, 38, of no fixed address, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates' Court today, where he was charged with two burglaries in the Nottingham area also.

Police say the burglaries took place in late September - early October and that most of the properties he targeted were unoccupied at the time.Brookes was arrested in Nottinghamshire last week and he is due to appear before Nottingham Crown Court in November.

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