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Thu 11 Oct 2012 06:00

Ali Brownlee 11/10/2012

It’s 2 weeks since the North East began clearing up following some of the worst flooding in 30 years. Residents in Stockton however say not enough has been done by the council to help them. We hear both sides of the argument.




Ali hears from a woman whose husband and son have both flown out to Afghanistan. What must it be like to have waved them goodbye, and to now know what this tour of duty holds




Ali finds out about a national wildfire exercise taking place in Hamsterley Forest which involved fire services from across the country.