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Scientists battle to save homes on top of a cliff

The houses at risk after a series of huge rockfalls Credit: ITV News

Scientists are being drafted in to try and save 25 cottages in one of the East Coast's most picturesque villages which are threatened by erosion.

The homes which stand on the top of cliffs in the hamlet of Cowbar, near Staithes, north of Whitby, are at risk after a series of huge rockfalls over the past five years. The only road to the hamlet - which is a just a few metres from the cliff edge, could also crumble into the sea after it was discovered the clifftop is overhanging.

Now surveyors are set to use lasers to monitor hour by hour any further collapses of the cliffs.

Scarborough Council, which is set to appoint experts from Durham University to carry out the work, says the "increasing trend of rockfall is concerning."

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Flood alert from Staithes to Whitby

A flood alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the North Sea Coast from Staithes to Whitby including tidal River Esk.

Flooding is possible for The North Sea coast from Staithes to Whitby including Sandsend and tidal River Esk .

Low lying coastal land and roads will be affected first. People living in these areas are being asked to be prepared.

Silence to be held for Didcot Power Station collapse victims

A four minutes' silence to be held for the four victims of the Didcot Power Station collapse six months ago.

'Whitby' Mick Collings, who was from Brotton on Teesside was among those killed when a building collapsed in February. The families of those who lost their lives are due to gather at the site in Oxfordshire.

The remainder of the Power Station was brought down in a controlled explosion last month.

The families of the men are to gather outside the site tomorrow at 4pm to pay tribute.

The site was fully demolished last month Credit: Credit: PA

New ministerial job for North Yorkshire MP

Robert Goodwill: on the road to a new ministry Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A North Yorkshire MP has been given a new ministerial job by the Prime Minister Theresa May.

Robert Goodwill, the Conservative MP for Scarborough and Whitby, was a Transport Minister under David Cameron.

He is now the Minister for Immigration in the Home Office.

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Two-year-old girl dies in Whitby collision

A two-year-old girl who was involved in a collision in Whitby on Thursday 16th June has died.

Lockton Road, Whitby

The incident took place at around 6.15pm on Lockton Road and involved a black 4x4 vehicle.

The child was taken by ambulance to James Cook Hospital in a critical condition, but she died the day after from her injuries.

An investigation is ongoing and Police are continuing to appeal to any witnesses who were in Lockton Road or Fyling Road area, or anyone who may have witnessed the child or a black 4x4 car prior to the incident, to come forward and contact them.

The child was wearing pink and purple trousers and a white coat with pink and purple flowers and an insect print.

Anyone with any information which could assist the investigation is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask to speak to Iain Atkinson quoting reference 12160106067. Alternatively you can email Iain.atkinson@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

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