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Work begins to repair Tadcaster bridge

Work has started to repair the bridge which collapsed in Tadcaster during the recent floods.

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The Wharfe Bridge in the middle of Tadcaster was washed away after torrential rain and flooding over the Christmas period.

Today workmen began assessing the damage and a digger was brought in as the repair operation officially got underway.

A temporary replacement footbridge is expected to open next week.

Prince Charles and Camilla to meet flood victims in York

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will visit North Yorkshire later this month.

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The royal couple will meet local residents and business owners affected by the recent floods in York on 18 February.

Prince Charles and Camilla will go to the Harrogate International Festival. This will be followed by a tour of Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre in Harrogate.

The trip will end with tea at Taylors of Harrogate.

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