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HOUSING providers across the region are coming together to highlight the importance of affordable rural homes.

Northern Rural Housing Week has been organised by the National Housing Federation to show how social housing can bring real benefits to rural communities and help keep key services, such as shops, schools and post offices, open.

Several events will be held and Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith will join the Homes and Communities Agency and social housing providers to discuss the issue of affordable housing in villages.

The action week begins on Friday, January 27. For more details visit www.housing.org.uk/ruralweek