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Will Europe bail out North West victims of floods?

The impact of flood water in Whalley Credit: PA

Euro MPs are set to vote for more than 50- million pounds of European aid for victims of floods in the region.

Prince Harry visits residents in St Michael's on Wyre Credit: PA

Many parts of the North West are still counting the cost of Storm Desmond which struck in December 2015.

Floodwater rising in Padiham Credit: PA

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'Day of Hope' for flood victims

Cabin of encouragement offered to those hit

On the first anniversary of devastating floods that hit the North West a 'Day of Hope' is being held in Kendal.

The Cumbrian town was one of the worst hit areas last December after Storm Desmond hit. Local people and dignitaries will gather at a church which played a central role in relief efforts and offered help to those forced to leave their homes.

Helpers from Sandylands Methodist Church clocked up 13,000 hours of work to help the community in the aftermath of the storms.

Kendal hit hard by floods last year

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Dramatic pictures coming in as serious flooding hits the North West

Serious flooding is causing chaos across the North West.

Greater Manchester Fire Service is using a boat to rescue 20 elderly residents on Culvert Street in Rochdale.

Other areas badly hit are Bolton, Rochdale and Stalybridge.

In all the fire service has rescued more than 40 people.

Flooding hits Stalybridge - footage shows extent of water on roads in town centre

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Greater Manchester Fire Service say they are dealing with a high level of calls and are asking people to avoid the area.

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