Storms: The aftermath

The clean up operation begins after flash flooding caused chaos across the North East.

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Academy could be closed until September

Floodwater swept through the Joseph Swan Academy in Gateshead, hitting 25 classrooms, the library, technology area and most of the building. Pupils have all finished exams, but with another three weeks to go until the end of term, the headteacher says it may not be safe to reopen until September.

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