A school in Gateshead, which was devastated by floods, says it will be ready to open for the autumn term. Joseph Swan Academy was hit hard in the torrential rainstorm at the end of June.
Refurbishments have been taking place throughout the summer holiday. Despite more flooding two weeks ago, students will be welcomed back in the first week of September.
More top news
Lifeboat crews saw an eight per cent increase in call-outs in 2016 and are urging people to be more aware of the dangers of the sea
Cases include a dog stamped on and thrown down stairs, and a dog who went blind through neglect. **Warning - contains distressing images**
After a period of settled and fine weather - rain is waiting to move in.