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Rescue teams from Exmoor, Cornwall and Dartmoor assist in flood rescue

Water levels were so high in Hebden Bridge they reached a cash machine at this Co-op Credit: PA

Rescue teams from Exmoor, Cornwall and Dartmoor prepare to head north to help in the rescue operation in the north of England after "unprecedented" levels of flooding.

Hundreds have been forced from their homes with York one of the worst hit areas with two dozen severe flood warnings, meaning there is a danger to life.

Rising waters continue to overwhelm flood defences in Lancashire and Greater Manchester where a month's worth of rainfall fell in a day leaving thousands of homes were left without power.

A woman is waist deep in water in Calderdale, West Yorkshire Credit: ITV News

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Dartmoor ponies are being painted to protect them from drivers

Dartmoor ponies are being painted to protect them from drivers Credit: Dartmoor Livestock Protection Society

Reflective paint is being used on privately-owned ponies on Dartmoor in an effort to reduce the number of animals being killed.

It's hope the glow from the paint will slow motorists down.

The idea comes from a project in Finland that successfully protected reindeers.

Reflective paint is being used to reduce deaths Credit: Dartmoor Livestock Protection Society
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