Christmas out of homes

Families who were forced out of their homes by the heavy rain back in September say that they are devastated at having to face Christmas in temporary accommodation.

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Weather is "critical" to Spencer Court progress

Engineers working at Spencer Court say the recent wet weather has put their work to the test.

The flats in Newburn were demolished after rain caused a culvert to collapse, washing away the ground underneath.

Boulders put in place to support the construction work are withstanding the current wet weather but there are fears more rainfall may cause flooding.

Site staff say the next 48 hours are critical.

Full Report: No joy for Newburn families

Families who were forced out of their homes by the heavy rain back in September say they're angry they're having to face Christmas in temporary accommodation.

The apartments in Newburn, west of Newcastle were demolished after the rain caused a culvert below to collapse.

But the families say they have not heard anything from the insurance company, and many have had to move in with relatives.

You can see the full report from Frances Read below.

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No Christmas joy for Newburn families

Families who were forced out of their homes by the heavy rain back in September say they're devastated they're having to face Christmas in temporary accommodation.

The apartments in Newburn, west of Newcastle, have now been demolished.

The heavy rain caused a culvert to collapse, washing away the ground underneath.

Many of the families have had to move in with relatives or stay in temporary accommodation while they wait for their insurance to be settled.

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