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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The operation took around three hours to complete, with the remains being disposed of by a specialist animal by-product company.
Local MPs are now writing to the Prime Minister demanding that statutory redundancy is paid from another budget.
The Chair of the SSI Task Force has outlined some of the support which is available to people affected by closure of the steelworks.