Castle cannot keep out the weather

The summer's rain has caused severe damage to Newcastle's castle keep

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Castle no fortress against the weather

Newcastle's castle keep Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Newcastle's Norman castle keep has become a victim of the summer deluges. It's thought rainwater found its way into the building during the two huge storms of June and August.

The water brought down a Georgian plaster ceiling in the keep's lower hall.

Specialist workers have been removing the remains of the ceiling and cleaning up the wooden joists which have now been exposed.

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