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25 years since Calendar live broadcast of collapsing hotel

It is a quarter of a century since a live broadcast on Calendar brought the story of a collapsing hotel to a worldwide audience.

Scarborough's Holbeck Hall hotel collapsed into the sea after a landslip. Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The Holbeck Hall hotel in Scarborough began to topple into the sea as the land on which it stood started to give way. The day after guests were evacuated large parts of it simply crumpled.

Scarborough Council say the demise of Holbeck Hall taught them a lot about how to tackle crumbling cliffs. And they will be putting that knowledge to good use on a new multi million pound scheme to stabilise the cliffs behind the resort's famous Spa complex.

From Scarborough Chris Kiddey reports.