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Five million pound repair of historic Whitby Pier

The sea crashing against Whitby Pier Credit: PA

The piers at Whitby which have protected the town for two centuries are to be repaired at a cost of almost five million pounds.

It comes after growing concerns about damage to the landmarks which take the full force of North Sea storms. Work is expected to start in two years time. There are also plans for a floodgate to stop waves crashing over a slipway onto seafront properties.