Sinkholes: what are they?

Sinkholes have been making headlines in the last few weeks but what are they?

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Warning after police uniform stolen from car in Ripon

Police in North Yorkshire are warning people to check the identity of police officers calling at their home, after a car was stolen with a police uniform and staff card inside.

The grey Ford Mondeo with the registration number YC09 PZT was taken from West Tanfield in Ripon.

The identity card has the word 'Police Staff' in red, whereas when an authorised police officer visits a home, their card will say 'Police Warrant'.

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Technical advice being sought over Ripon sinkhole

The status of the house and surrounding buildings are still unclear Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Harrogate Borough Council’s building control officers are continuing to assess the site in Ripon where a sinkhole caused a house to partially collapse.

The status of the house and surrounding buildings are still unclear and the council is taking advice from a technical specialist.

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