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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. Lancashire and Cumbria hospital phones remain affected by floods

    Helen Carter

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    Blackpool Teaching Hospitals' telephone system in North Lancashire and South Cumbria is still affected by floods, limiting its ability to receive incoming calls.

    BT has put in place measures which allow the sites to receive calls – at a reduced capacity.

    Outgoing calls and internal calls are not affected by the fault.    

  2. Tadcaster bridge collapse: Dramatic scenes

    Ben Ando

    BBC News

    Dramatic scenes in Tadcaster as the bridge here has collapsed following the recent floods. There had been fears about the bridge which has been closed to traffic and pedestrians since the flooding on Boxing Day.

    During today, it's clear the bridge was looking "iffy" and a short time ago suddenly it collapsed at its eastern edge.

    There are concerns the collapse may have severed gas mains so for now we've been evacuated about 150m up Bridge Street.

  3. BreakingFlood aftermath: Tadcaster Bridge in North Yorkshire collapses

    Ben Ando

    BBC News

    Tadcaster Bridge in North Yorkshire has collapsed. 

    The area has been evacuated due to concerns that a gas pipe has ruptured.

  4. Watch: The aftermath of the Calder Valley floods

    In the Calder Valley, an appeal to raise funds for those affected by the flooding has already raised £115,000. 

    More than 2,000 homes and businesses have been affected in the area. 

    BBC Look North's James Vincent has been to Brighouse to see the effect of the flooding.

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    Video caption: James Vincent reports from Brighouse where a climbing centre has been affected
  5. Merseyside rescue boat deployed to Cumbria

    A rescue boat from Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service has been deployed to Cumbria in readiness for Storm Frank.

    The boat is in addition to locally-provided flood response resources provided by the Fire and Rescue Service.

  6. Leeds West MP praises Kirkstall Road flood clean-up effort

    The Labour MP for Leeds West, Rachel Reeves, says the response to flooding on Kirkstall Road in the city has been amazing.

    Work is still under way to clear debris from homes and businesses in the area. 

    She's been speaking to BBC Radio Leeds' Russell Walker.

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    Video caption: Leeds West MP, Rachel Reeves praises the clean up effort on Kirkstall Road
  7. Electricity supplies in the North West: Latest post-flooding update

    • Power supplier Electricity North West says 88 of its customers remain without electricity following recent flooding, with 56 in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester
    • In Bolton, Rochdale and Wigan the firm has removed supplies while safety checks take place. Only 32 customers are currently without electricity there
    • A total of 25 generators are still being used to support supplies in the Rochdale area, the company say
  8. Syrian refugees help Littleborough flood clear-up

    A group of about seven Syrian refugees living in Greater Manchester is helping flood clear-up and prevention efforts in Littleborough.

    Syrian refugees help flood prevention

    Yasser Al-Jassem​, who came up with the idea, arrived in Britain having fled both the Assad regime and Daesh. 

    He says they are "honoured" to give back to communities "that have so warmly taken us in".

  9. Morrisons donates £100,000 to flood-hit families in North

    Bradford-based supermarket Morrisons is to give £100,000 to groups helping families affected by the floods in the north of England. 

    The funds are being given to flood appeals in Greater Manchester, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Scotland and Cumbria to spend on clean-up costs, emergency repairs and emergency supplies of clothing and food and drink.

    David Potts, the company's chief executive, says: “We have seen the terrible impact that the floods have had on communities that we serve and we want to do our bit to help."  

  10. York's Jorvik Viking Centre attraction counts the cost of floods

    Fiona Trott

    BBC News

    The Jorvik Viking Centre in York is just one corner of this historic city that's now counting the cost.

    "It's really hard to see it like this," Sarah Maltby said as we waded through the contaminated floodwater that's closed the museum.

    Flooding at Jorvik Viking Centre

    The faces of the Viking dummies looked strange in the torchlight and it felt warm and damp. 

    Sarah is the museum's director of attractions. She explains how they saved some of their priceless exhibits by ripping a door off its hinges and using it as a flood barrier. 

    "Within about six hours we moved all our most valuable items - an original Viking sock, bowls and tools all dating back to the ninth century."

  11. Watch: Flood damage at Elland Bridge in Calderdale

    The floods have caused substantial damage to Elland Bridge in West Yorkshire.

    There are suggestions at the scene that it could remain closed for up to a year.

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    Video caption: The latest pictures from Elland Bridge, closed because of flood damage
  12. Storm Frank coastguard warning: 'Don't take storm selfies'

    A senior coastguard official is urging people not to take storm selfies, ahead of the onset of Storm Frank which is predicted to cause high winds and rain tomorrow.

    Mark Rodaway, commander with HM Coastguard, says: "We’ve all seen the dramatic pictures of flooding inland and seen from previous years some equally dramatic images from coastal storms.   

    "Do not be tempted to go out and take those photographs yourself. No photograph or selfie is worth risking your life for." 

  13. York floods aftermath: Rescue crews in action in Skeldergate

    Rescue crews in York are continuing to help local residents in the city to collect their belongings from houses affected by severe flooding, including here in Skeldergate earlier.

    Couple rescued in dinghy in York
  14. Money to be made available to those affected by floods

    People who live in Calderdale and have been flooded will have their council tax bills and business rates suspended for up to six months and could also benefit from grants.

    Calderdale Council says it is asking for financial assistance from the government.

    Mytholmroyd flood

    The authority also says it is concerned about the lack of available insurance for householders and businesses, and will raise this with the government for a quick resolution.

  15. North of England flooding: A recap

    As the clean-up operation continues following severe flooding in the north of England over Christmas, here are the key points today:

    • Nine 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
    • Power restored to many homes in Greater Manchester, but over 700 properties still without electricity in Yorkshire
    • Foss river barrier in York now closed and some pumps working again
  16. Leeds flooding: ' A skip floated up the yard'

    Joshua Gardner

    BBC Radio Leeds

    As businesses on Kirkstall Road in Leeds continue to count the cost of the flooding, I've been along to Air Place Studios to speak to Paul Lewis.

    He's told me about the damage that has been caused by the water.

  17. Flood dog 'rescued from waist-high water' in Radcliffe, Manchester

    In Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, Andrew Doherty and his family have been assessing the extent of the damage to their home which flooded on 26 December.

    "The whole house has got to be completely stripped - we've lost absolutely everything downstairs," he's told BBC Radio Manchester.   

    "We were under about 4ft of water downstairs. We literally had to lift our dog above our heads to get him out because the water was over waist high."

  18. Sightseers warned to stay away from flood-hit areas in Calderdale

    People are being warned by police to avoid travelling to the Mytholmroyd and Elland Bridge/Park Road areas of Calderdale, West Yorkshire,"unless absolutely necessary".

    West Yorkshire Police say they're receiving reports of members of the public "going to 'have a look'" at recovery work after flooding in the area.

    "This is causing significant traffic issues which are hampering the joint services relief operation," the force says.