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Summary

  1. Clean-up operation continues after parts of north of England hit by flooding
  2. Storm Frank due from Tuesday evening, with Cumbria and south and central Scotland most at risk
  3. Bridge in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, partially collapses after flooding
  4. Four severe 'risk to life' flood warnings remain in place in England and Wales
  5. Floods minister visits York to see devastation caused in city
  6. Updates on Tuesday 29 December

Live Reporting

By Emma Stanley, Tom Airey, Nick Wilmshurst and Helen Carter Bennicke

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live north of England flooding coverage across the day

    That's all for now from our live coverage of the flooding aftermath across the north of England on Tuesday 29 December 2015.

    Join us again on Wednesday as we bring you up-to-date news, views, travel and weather updates from those areas worst-hit.

  2. North of England flooding: What we know now

    As the clean-up operation continues following severe flooding in the north of England over Christmas and as the region braces for more heavy rain, here are today's key points:

    • Four severe flood warnings remain in place in England and Wales
    • Storm Frank is due later, with Cumbria and south and central Scotland most at risk
    • Flood minister Rory Stewart warns of "very bad situation" as fresh storm approaches
    • Tadcaster Bridge in North Yorkshire partially collapses in flooding aftermath
    • Foss river barrier in York now closed and some pumps working again
  3. In pictures: Extent of flooding in North Yorkshire caught on camera

    A tweet from electricity supplier Northern Powergrid shows the extent of flooding in part of North Yorkshire from the air.

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  4. Calder Valley flooding: The clean up continues in Hebden Bridge

    This was the scene in Market Street, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, today as business owners continued to count the cost of the flooding.

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    Video caption: The scene on Market street in Hebden Bridge as the clean up continues
  5. Watch: Area of Tadcaster town centre cordoned off after bridge collapse

    Police have sealed off the road towards Tadcaster Bridge in North Yorkshire after a section of it fell into the River Wharfe earlier this evening.

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    Video caption: Scene in Tadcaster town centre after bridge collapse
  6. Elland Bridge 'closed for foreseeable future' after flood

    James Vincent

    Reporter BBC Look North

    Engineers have been working on Elland Bridge in Calderdale all day since it partially collapsed in the early hours of this morning. 

    The council says it will be a big job to repair it.

    Flood damage

    At least one barge is still wedged against the bridge and several are now stranded on the towpath after the high water receded.

    Because of where the bridge is, Calderdale Council says it will be difficult to provide a diversion.

    Quote Message: The bridge has been closed to pedestrians and vehicles, and will continue to be closed for the foreseeable future." from Councillor Tim Swift Leader, Calderdale Council
    Councillor Tim SwiftLeader, Calderdale Council
  7. Radcliffe Church in Greater Manchester damaged by floods

    On BBC North West Tonight, we'll be reporting from St Mary's Church in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, which has been really badly damaged by flood water. Find out more from 18:30 on BBC One.

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  8. North Yorkshire floodwater skier identified

    BBC Look North, Yorkshire

    We've tracked down the water skier who was caught on camera, skiing through the flood water near Selby.

    Water skier

    He’s David Platt, from Selby, and he told us that he's a member of the White Cross Ski Club in Cawood.

    He currently training to try and make the GB team for barefoot skiing and was out practising with his friend Robert Crew when caught on camera.

    He's also a volunteer for the York Rescue Boat - but hasn't been part of their efforts to help with the recent floods as he doesn't yet have the required training for it.

  9. December timeline: Flooding in the north of England

    With the flooding clean-up continuing across northern England, but with Storm Frank looming out in the Atlantic, here's a look back at events so far:  

    5 December: Storm Desmond brings more than a month's rain to parts of Cumbria, leading to flooding in Carlisle and other areas

    12 December: River levels remain high and more than 70 flood warnings are issued amid more heavy rain

    22 December: Communities in Cumbria flood again - some for the third time in less than a month

    25 December: More than 100 flood alerts and warnings are issued across England and Wales as Storm Eva takes hold and brings torrential rain

    26 December: Residents in West Yorkshire and Lancashire are evacuated from their homes and flooding hits Leeds, Greater Manchester and York

    27 December: Police in York advise hundreds of people to evacuate their homes as 24 severe flood warnings remain in place in the north-east of England

  10. Calder Valley flooding: Biker groups offer help theft crackdown

    Motorcycle clubs have offered to help police in the Calder Valley, West Yorkshire, to stop thieves taking advantage of flood-hit businesses and homes. 

    The Cycle Factory, a Todmorden bike shop which was flooded, has had a number of bikes stolen. Meanwhile, West Yorkshire Police say they've have received reports of people stealing items left outside people's homes to dry or to throw away in Mytholmroyd, Todmorden and Hebden Bridge.

    The force says patrols aimed at reassuring flood victims have been carried out by police and army personnel.

  11. Three severe flood warnings for Croston, Lancashire

    Three severe 'risk to life' flood warnings remain in place for Croston in Lancashire, according to the Environment Agency.

    Severe flood warnings
  12. One severe flood warning remains in North Yorkshire

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    A quick look at the environment agency's website shows that there's now just one severe 'risk to life' flood warnings in North Yorkshire - on the River Wharfe at Tadcaster.

    River levels in the county are falling while the clear-up operation continues.

    As more rain is forecast, we're being advised to keep an eye on Environment Agency updates for the latest information.

  13. Watch: Flood-hit Tadcaster bridge collapse caught on camera

    Thanks to Sarah Topping for this dramatic video of the collapse of Tadcaster Bridge in North Yorkshire which happened a short time ago.

    The bridge has been closed to traffic and pedestrians since it became unstable after floods in the town on Boxing Day.

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    Video caption: Tadcaster bridge collapses
  14. Cumbria and Yorkshire warned to 'prepare for further flooding'

    The Environment Agency (EA) is warning people living in Cumbria and Yorkshire to prepare for further significant flooding from tomorrow.

    Heavy rain is expected in the north of England overnight and tomorrow, with the ground still saturated and river levels at record highs.

    The EA warns there could be further significant flooding, especially in Cumbria.  

    Quote Message: The weather continues to be hugely challenging, with more rain threatening to cause further flooding in Cumbria and Yorkshire on Wednesday and through to Friday. We urge communities to prepare and not to walk or drive through flood water." from Craig Woolhouse Environment Agency
    Craig WoolhouseEnvironment Agency
  15. Thousands of homes flooded as river levels at 'all-time' highs

    Steven Bell

    BBC Cumbria reporter

    The Environment Agency says 6,700 homes across the north of England have been flooded in the past week as river levels have reached all-time highs.