Spencer Court to be demolished

The foundations of Spencer Court washed away by the floods Credit: Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue

A date has been set to demolish a block of flats badly damaged in recent floods.

Dunelm Homes says it now has the go ahead to dismantle Spencer Court in Newcastle.

The work is scheduled to begin next Tuesday and is expected to take at least two weeks.

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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.