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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Three men have been jailed for a total of 26 years after the court heard how they terrorised vulnerable drivers in Newcastle.
The six-year-old from Newcastle has thanked strangers who paid for his cancer treatment so he could be here to meet his younger sibling.
County Durham topped the list with the highest number of complaints investigated by the RSPCA last year, totalling over three thousand.