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£14 million works in bid to protect Scarborough cliffs

Scarborough's shoreline could benefit from a £14 million boost in protection against cliff erosion.

Plans are in motion to avoid similar scenes as when Holbeck Hall slid into the sea in 1993 Credit: Press Association

Councillors will be asked to approve the emergency plans at a meeting next week in a bid to protect the area around the South Cliff.

Without the work, there are fears the area above Scarborough Spa, which hosts shows and performances, could fall into the sea.

The Environment Agency has pledged £11.6 million pounds to the works already, with North Yorkshire County Council's members being asked to rubber stamp a further £1.2 million of their own money.

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Pictures: goods vehicles overturned by Storm Henry

Three goods vehicles have overturned in high winds whipped up by Storm Henry.

A white van and lorry overturned within a quarter of a mile of each other on the A66 County Durham-Cumbrian border, near the Stainmore Cafe.

Overturned van on the A66. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Overturned lorry on the A66. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Further north, on the A1, near junction 60 in Country Durham, another lorry was knocked over by the high winds.

Overturned lorry on the A1. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Co Durham road closed following landslip

Frosterley landslip

A landslip has forced the closure of the road between Frosterley and Stanhope.

Following an inspection of the site where the slip occurred on the C75 back road, Durham County Council has closed the road to ensure public safety.

Traffic is being redirected via the A689 and diversion signs will be in place as soon as

The landslip happened some time during the weekend following heavy rainfall and the stormy conditions.

It is thought repairs could take several months.

High winds topple three commercial vehicles in our region

Police say that some van and lorry drivers appear to be ignoring their advice not to use certain routes in high winds after three commercial vehicles overturned.

Two of them are within a quarter mile stretch of each other on the County Durham/ Cumbrian border.

One lorry and a large white van have gone over on the A66 eastbound close to the Stainmore Cafe near Kirkby Stephen.

And on the A1 southbound, near the A689 turnoff at junction 60, a third lorry has overturned.

Police say this is a sign that the winds are strengthening because this accident happened on lower ground.

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