As the cold weather sets in, one charity is making sure it has staff and volunteers ready to help elderly and vulnerable people who may be affected by the harsh weather conditions.
WRVS is offering a number of services it sees as vital, to help make sure people stay warm and safe in their homes.
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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.
The constituency of Stockton South includes relatively affluent areas like Yarm and Eaglescliffe.