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Carlisle church reopens a year since it was destroyed

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A Carlisle church wrecked by the floods has re-opened it's doors for the first time, a year to the day since it was destroyed.

A carol service was held at St Aidans Church on Warwick Road last night to give thanks for all the support given by the community and to remember those facing up to their second Christmas out of their homes.

Last night was very much saying 'we're here' and what we've got between now and Christmas is the local schools, Norman Street Primary, Richard Rose Academy, coming in for carol services."

– Rev Keith Teasdale, St Aidan's Church

Flood Action Group claim Workington has been neglected

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Workington's Flood Action Group is calling for improved defences and claims the town has been neglected.

Members of the group say other places in Allerdale including Keswick and Cockermouth, have been prioritised but that more needs to be done to protect the Hall Park View area of Workington.

I know that they feel very frustrated. They feel that Cockermouth and Keswick and other areas have had much more attention than they have, and yet they've flooded over and over again."

– Sue Hayman MP Workington, Labour

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Cumbria floods: Where are we at?

This time last year, everybody who wanted to journey through or around Cumbria found that railway lines were closed, roads were unpassable and bridges simply washed away.

The disruption has led some people to call it the worst peacetime disaster ever to hit the UK's road and rail network.

Matthew Taylor has been assessing the ongoing impact to our infrastructure:

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WATCH: Flood responders sign up in Cockermouth

A new flood response group was officially launched in Cockermouth today.

Cockermouth Emergency Response Group's stated aim is "to ensure the community in the town is better prepared for flooding".

The group was created by Churches Together, Rotary and Cockermouth Flood Action Group, and is being supported by the town, borough and county councils.

It was formed in the wake of last year's floods when large parts of the town were inundated with water.

Watch Matthew Taylor's full report:

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