Engineers say it will be a tough job to demolish five hill top cottages in Whitby.
The properties are balancing precariously after a landslide caused by heavy downpours.
The torrential rain sent the gardens tumbling down the cliff and the houses above could collapse at any time.
Jon Hill reports:
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The Gung-Ho! Seriously Fun 5k takes place today (Saturday 2nd July) at Newcastle Racecourse, Gosforth in aid of charity.
Veterans, cadets, dignitaries and serving Northumberland Fusiliers have paid tribute to those killed at the Battle of the Somme
Clear spells. Showers. Brisk winds. Sunday looks like the better day