Newburn landslide

Fifty homes had to be evacuated on the Mill Vale Estate in Newburn after a landslide washed away the foundations of a block of flats - leaving it on the point of collapse.

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Dunelm Homes takes over Newburn demolition

A block of flats on the verge of collapse after flooding will bedemolished next week.Developers, Dunelm Homes, will co-ordinate the demolition at SpencerCourt, in Newburn.

It says what happened was not the company's responsibility, but it hasbeen offering legal and insurance advice to families affected atSpencer Court and neighbouring Mill Vale. Hundreds of tonnes of stonewill be used to fill a hole created by flood-water so that demolitionmachinery can operate on it.

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