Demolition work has started at an apartment block in Newcastle that was damaged during last month's floods.
Spencer Court in Newburn was evacuated after a culvert collapsed and caused a landslide.
Mark Davison, from MGI Demolition, says the building will be taken down slowly over the next two weeks.
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This seat was formed prior to the 2010 General Election, taking in Sunderland city centre and the Ryhope area to the south.
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