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Councillors in Dumfries and Galloway have been meeting to consider a new flood action plan for the area.

It includes details for multi million pounds schemes for Dumfries, Newton Stewart, Stranraer and Langholm.

But there's not a scheme yet for the village of Carsphairn where around 30 out of 38 properties were flooded.

Some villagers there claim that they are being ignored.


Carlisle United still feeling affects of floods

CUFC Credit: PA

Almost six months after the Cumbrian floods, Carlisle United's backroom staff are still working in portakabins as repair work continues on the ground.

Financial director Phil King says it will be a close run thing to get back to pre-flood normality before the start of the new season.

"Everybody here is looking forward to getting into some kind of a normal working environment in an office that has got windows and chairs and desks and a normal kind of place.

"That has been the toughest challenge to keep going, because it has been a long road."

– Phil King, CUFC

Tourism businesses host A591 reopening celebrations

The A591 re-opened on May 11th Credit: ITV News Border

Tourism businesses are hosting a series of celebrations today to mark the official reopening of the A591.

The road between Keswick and Grasmere collapsed due to flooding during Storm Desmond in December. It reopened last week and businesses are now keen to promote the area.

Celebrations include a vintage car display and a children's poetry reading.

"The closure of the A591 following Storm Desmond had a terrible impact on local residents and local businesses, but the good news is that the road is now fixed.

"This event is about sending the message loud and clear that Cumbria is back 'open for business'.

"I'd like to thank all those who have helped to organise this event, as well as those who have contributed funding, in particular South Lakeland District Council."

– Tim Farron MP, South Lakes, Lib Dem

20,000 inspections since December's floods

The Environment Agency say the number of inspections they've carried out since the flooding in December has hit the 20,000 mark.

The floods which tore through various parts of Cumbria caused widespread devastation to land, bridges, roads, railways and houses.

The EA has now set a target of 650 repairs which have to be completed by August.

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