The latest from Newburn

A block of flats in on Tyneside will have to be demolished after a culvert diverting water under it collapsed.

Residents from Newburn were told at a public meeting last night that nearly £2m has already been spent trying to repair the culvert since problems were first identified back in May.

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Newburn landslide

Fifty homes had to be evacuated on the Mill Vale Estate in Newburn after a landslide washed away the foundations of a block of flats - leaving it on the point of collapse.