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Deluge of calls as rain brings chaos in its wake

There are serious flooding problems in many parts of the North West tonight.

Greater Manchester Fire Service dealt with 120 calls in just two hours this evening with Stalybridge particularly badly hit.

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100 days on from Boxing Day floods

100 days on from the Boxing Day floods many people affected are still struggling to rebuild their lives.

More than 2,000 homes and businesses were flooded in the deluge in December 2015.

One of the worst hit areas was Whalley, Ribble Valley, where the River Calder burst its banks.

Flood defences are being restored but there is no promise that they will hold in the future.

Flood hero given award by PM

A man from Rochdale who helped bring together the community during the Boxing Day floods has received an award from the Prime Minister.

Charity worker Mohammed Sheraz joined forces with the charity Al-Khair Foundation to lead a team of a hundred volunteers to make sure the vulnerable were safe.

When they saw the devastation caused by the flood they opened up a youth centre where they worked to give residents access to gas, electricity, food and blankets.

They've now put together a disaster response team to help plan for any future flooding.

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