COUNCIL officers have spoken out to answer one of  the most asked question they've had over the Central Offices demolition.

Council officer Ann Untisz said the 'long reach' digger was the only way to demolish the building while keeping a cavarnous sub-basement intact.

She added: "For those of you who think we should have blown it up, let me assure you that was impossible without destroying the market trader's undergroumd car park, a couple of electrical substations, and damaging the underground river that runs adjacent to the building."

The long reach will soon be moving to a new patch of the building to continue the demolition.