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Highways hero braves floodwater to save Xmas parkrun

James Streeter fixed a broken pump to clear floodwater and ensure the Eastbourne parkrun could go aheadA HIGHWAYS electrician has been hailed a ‘legend’ after wading through filthy water to fix a broken pump and allow Eastbourne’s Christmas Day parkrun to go ahead.

The fun event looked certain to be cancelled after heavy rain led to a 50m stretch of footpath on the underpass in Shinewater Park being submerged in three feet of floodwater. Continue reading