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NEWS ROUNDUP: Otley flood alleviation and Chanua’s epic trek

 

12/03/21

Construction on a scheme to better protect Otley residents from flooding is now underway.

It’s aiming to reduce the flood risk to 53 properties in the area around Wharfemeadows Park and will introduce an embankment running parallel to Billams Hill and vegetation management on the islands downstream on Otley weir.

A critically endangered black rhino has begun a 7,000-mile journey from Flamingo Land in Yorkshire to Tanzania. Chanua is being relocated to her indigenous land as part of a conservation scheme to boost dwindling black rhino numbers.

Doncaster Doctor Who superfan Ricky Butler has completed an ‘out of this world’ DIY project by creating a replica of the time lord’s robotic sidekick dogs and TARDIS in his back garden. He says having the project to focus on has really helped him through lockdown.

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