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WATCH: The island with the rare birds, seals and it's own dinosaur foot print

Credit: ITV Granada

With winter fast approaching, we sent our weather presenter Kerrie out to find a little bit of blue sky for the latest in our series exploring some of the region's most picturesque places.

Her recent adventure takes her a tiny island that's home many rare birds, seals and even boasts it's own dinosaur footprint.

And if you're thinking of following in Kerrie's footsteps to Hilbre Island always check the tide times, and the safest route to follow.


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Weather update: Flood warnings issued in Cumbria

A number of flood warnings have been issued in Cumbria following alerts of heavy rain and gale force winds across the Border region.

Where are flood warnings in place?

  • Dragley Beck at Ulverston from Dragley Beck Bridge on Well Lane downstream to South Ulverston
  • Keswick Campsite
  • Poaka Beck, The Yarl, Hagg Gill and Butts Beck at Dalton in Furness including Town Centre, Queen St
  • Poaka Beck, The Yarl, Hagg Gill and Butts Beck at Dalton in Furness, including other areas
  • River Ehen at Egremont, Bleach Green, Ennerdale Mill, Springfield Rd, Vale View, Wood Bank
  • River Greta at Keswick, Fitz Park and Riverside Flats Areas
  • River Greta at Keswick, Keswick Campsite, Rugby Club and Quinta
  • River Kent at Burneside, Steeles Row and Carling Steps
  • River Kent at Kendal, Benson Green, Burneside Rd, Gilthwaite Rigg, and St Johns Ambulance
  • Wiza Beck & Black Beck at Wigton, Station Rd
15 flood alerts have also been issued to parts of Cumbria Credit: GOV.UK

Drivers are advised to expect difficult travel conditions and delays to their journey. For traffic updates please visit

Police warning over Isle of Man flooding

Warnings have been issued via social media by the IOM Constabulary. Credit: IOM Constabulary, Facebook

Heavy rainfall has caused major flooding on numerous roads on the Isle of Man.

The Department of Infrastructure, fire service, police and civil defence are working in the following areas:

  • Union Mills, Main Road
  • Glen Vine, Main Road
  • Ballawhetstone
  • Kirk Michael, Main Road
  • Raggatt
  • Ballanard Road, Douglas
  • Colby, Main Road
  • Little Mill Road, Onchan

The Mountain Road is completely closed and the junctions between the Liverpool Arms to Groudle Road and Lower Foxdale – Mines Road to the Hope.

In light of the forecast of continuous heavy rain, the public are requested to avoid all but essential journeys on our roads. Many roads are becoming impassable and we would be grateful if the public could assist us by keeping what roads are passable clear for the emergency services. Thankyou.

– IOM Constabulary
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