Clear up begins after high winds hit the region

Gusts of up to 60 mph are causing travel chaos around the region

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Huddersfield school's roof blown off

As the clear up from the high winds continues around the region, a school in Huddersfield is closed after it's roof was blown off.

Just after 5pm yesterday, the roof of Salendine Nook High School was blown off as children were in the changing rooms ahead of their swimming lesson.

Two 30ft strips of corrugated iron blew across this building, hitting a bollard and lampposts in its wake. Andrew Foster, the associate head teacher said had the incident happened earlier, students could have been killed.

The school was closed today and looks likely to be closed tomorrow as workmen repair the damage.


Boat teams off to the rescue

Boat teams to help with flood rescue Credit: Calendar news

A team from Lincolnshire's Fire and Rescue Service are currently en route to Berkshire to help colleagues there with the floods. The service received ten new rescue boats in 2012 and is sending two of them and their crews down South to help with the relief effort.

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