Farmers say their crops are being destroyed because the land is waterlogged.
Frances Read has been to meet farmers in County Durham and on Teesside, who say the the appalling weather has cost them hundreds of thousands of pounds.
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Two men have appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman whose body was found in a burning car in Houghton.
As inquiries into recent Billingham shootings continue, a man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage recklessly endangering life.
32-year-old Paul Foster was last seen leaving an address on Burbank Street in the town on Wednesday (August 16).