River Wear bursts its banks

The River Wear has bursts its banks at Chester le Street in Country Durham because of the flooding:

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RT @durhampolice: River Wear has burst it's banks at Cone Tce, Ch-le-St. Police are on scene #floods

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Flood-hit homes face demolition

Residents in Newcastle living in a block of modern townhouses that were undercut by flood waters have been told some homes will be demolished.