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Floodwaters create 'Grand Canyon'

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Floodwaters have carved out a huge trench across a 25-acre barley field in County Durham.

The trench - dubbed the Grand Canyon of Durham - measures 24 metres at its widest point, is 4 metres deep and several hundred metres in length.

It appeared at Houghall College, near Durham City, after the area was hit by torrential rain at the weekend.

Laura Bicker reports.

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