Councillors will take a final decision on the future of five care homes in County Durham at a cabinet meeting later.
The homes in Stanhope, Belmont, Ferryhill, Peterlee and Chester-le-Street are likely to close, to save money. Campaigners have said the stress of moving elderly residents could cost lives.
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Showers becoming heavy and thundery Saturday afternoon. Drier for a large part of Sunday