North East flooding

The Environment Agency has issued flood alerts for the North East, and some roads have been closed, after heavy rain overnight.

Whitby homes to be demolished after floods

Five houses on Aelfleda Terrace will be demolished after heavy rainfall caused a landslide Credit: ITV

Several homes in North Yorkshire are due to be demolished today after recent flood damage.

Heavy rainfall caused a landslide in the front gardens of five cottages in Aelfleda Terrace, in Whitby. Engineers say the properties must now be bulldozed to make the area safe.

Darlington Flood Warning no longer in force

The Environment Agency have announced that the Flood Warning for the River Skerne at Darlington is no longer in force.

No further flooding is currently expected in this area, but Flood Warnings and Alerts may still remain in force for surrounding areas.

River levels have begun to fall, but remain high, with water in the fields in some areas.

The Environment Agency is warning the public that the flood water may still be around for several days and could be contaminated.

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Fears of flood hit town

People in Morpeth say they're struggling to get insurance cover after being hit by floods in 2008 and this autumn. A Government agreement with the insurance industry to ensure everyone gets flooding cover expires next June. As Helen Pearson reports, that's led to worries over what happens next.

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