Street cleaners and water pumps are out across the region after more than 100 homes were flooded yesterday during a thunder storm. In Jedburgh a river burst its banks and on Tyneside some people were left stranded in their homes.
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Durham Police have released CCTV images of a failed robbery in Kelloe and are appealing for information.
400 bales of straw, a tractor, trailer, fertiliser spreader and a bin of grain were engulfed in flames and completely destroyed.
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