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By Alex Moss, Chris Long and Martin Coldrick

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  1. Clean-up continues in Rochdale after flooding

    A clean-up is taking place in Rochdale after flooding hit the town over the weekend.

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    Video caption: A clean-up takes place in Rochdale after flooding hit the town on Boxing Day.
  2. Archbishop of York praises flood response

    The Archbishop of York has praised the "tremendous spirit" of everyone who has responded to the floods across northern England.

    Dr John Sentamu released a statement as the undercroft of Bishopthorpe Palace was being pumped out of water from the River Ouse.

    He said: "As expected, the undercroft in my home here at Bishopthorpe Palace is flooded again.

    "We are fortunate however that back in the 13th Century they built with flooding in mind, such that when the water subsides it soon washes through the original flood drains made for the purpose."

  3. Kirkstall Road clean-up 'in full swing'

    Lauren Potts

    BBC Local Live

    Completely different scenes here on Kirkstall Road in Leeds today.

    Kirkstall Road, Leeds

    The street is lined with ruined furniture and stock from the shops hit by the floods.

    People are mopping water out of their properties and stood in small groups outside, talking about the damage.

    The atmosphere is one of a clean-up operation in full swing as the road recovers from the day it turned into a river.

  4. Flooding at Kirkstall arts centre

    We've been sent footage of flooding at an arts centre in Kirkstall, Leeds.

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    Video caption: Footage of an arts centre which has flooded in Kirkstall
  5. Storm Desmond appeal to help flood victims

    Chris Long

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    The organisers of a Lancashire flood appeal set up to support people affected by Storm Desmond have said it will be extended to help those hit by this weekend's flooding.

    The Lancashire Flood Appeal was launched by the Community Foundation for Lancashire on 8 December and aimed to help up to 1,000 people affected by Storm Desmond.

    Organisers said it "now extends to help those victims of flooding in Lancashire over Christmas, especially in the Chorley area".

  6. York 'looking like Venice'

    Phil Bodmer

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    Walmgate in York resembles Venice in places.

    Walmgate in York
  7. Travel: A19 closed due to flooding

    BBC Travel

    The A19 is closed between the A63 junction in Burn and the A645 Weeland Road junction in Eggborough because of flooding.

  8. PM pledges £280m for Yorkshire flood defences

    Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged £280m for Yorkshire flood defences.

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    Video caption: UK floods: David Cameron pledges £280m for Yorkshire flood defences
  9. Hospital has 'reduced phone service'

    South Tyneside District Hospital is warning patients to be patient when ringing.      

    Michelle Arrowsmith, chief operating officer at South Tyneside NHS foundation trust said: "We currently have some problems with phone lines due to the recent flooding, and we have a reduced number of lines into the hospital via our switchboard. 

    "Please bear with us when trying to contact us, we will be able to answer your call but it may take some time."

    The public can still ring the hospital switchboard on 0191 4041000 or 0191 4283992. 

  10. Rivers Foss and Ouse flooding from above

    Rising waters in York are reported to have peaked and while more rain is forecast for Wednesday, the Environment Agency says the city is safe from further flooding for now.

    BBC News has this video of the Rivers Foss and Ouse from above.

  11. More pictures of the flooding aftermath in York

    Here are some more pictures of the scenes around York today.

    Flooding in York city centre
    David Cameron in York
    Flooding in York
  12. More than 2,000 Leeds homes affected by the heavy rain

    Leeds City Council says more than 2,000 homes and 400 businesses have been affected by the heavy rain. 

    The authority said most of the water had now receded and teams were out tackling priority areas.

  13. Prime minister defends flood prevention funding

    David Cameron has defended funding for flood prevention during his visit to York to see recovery efforts.

    David Cameron

    He rejected claims there was a "North/South divide" in efforts to prevent flooding.

    He said: "Here in Yorkshire we've spent almost £100m on flood defences and we're planning to spend another £280m... but of course that's no comfort for the people who've been flooded here in York and our hearts go out to them."

  14. Relief fund set up to help victims, says Archbishop of York

    The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu says a special relief fund has been set up to help people affected by the flooding.

    Speaking on BBC Radio York, the Archbishop praised the compassion showed by emergency services and volunteers.

    He said he would be spending the rest of the week visiting affected communities and anyone who wanted to help could donate to the York Disaster Fund

  15. Drivers warned to stay away from contaminated road

    A clean-up is under way in Kirkstall Road, in Leeds, which remains closed.

    Police are asking drivers to stay away as the roads are contaminated with oil and other products.

  16. Village in danger due to river flood defence 'gap'

    Chris Long

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    A breach in river defences near a Lancashire village could see it suffer further flooding, the Environment Agency has warned.

    Croston in Lancashire

    The agency said the River Douglas south of Croston had "overwhelmed" defences, causing a "gap". They added they would be "coming up rapidly with an emergency plan" to carry out repairs.

    South Ribble's Conservative MP Seema Kennedy said she would be asking the government to "look again" at flood defence spending and "maybe reallocate resources in the Environment Agency and think about what we are doing, quite literally, upstream".

  17. Christmas flooding: Your pictures

    The arrival of Storm Eva meant there were more than 100 flood alerts on Christmas Day across England and Wales. By Monday, there were 500.

    Flooding in Saltaire in West Yorkshire

    Many people had to move out of their homes, cars lay abandoned and animals were bewildered.

    Here is a selection of photos sent in by BBC website readers.