Insurance fund cash for landslip

UP TO £85,000 from Scar-borough Council's Insur-ance Fund could be spent on repairing damage from a major landslide behind the Spa after the move was approved by councillors.

The problem was caused last month when thousands of gallons of water cascaded down the cliffs from a burst water pipe.

Scarborough Council was forced to close off several footpaths for safety reasons after they were covered in huge falls of mud, soil and rubble.

The final bill for the work could reach 100,000.