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Three bridges in west Cumbria which had been closed following the devastating floods last month have reopened.
Ouse Bridge at Bassenthwaite, Broughton High Bridge and Gote Bridge in Cockermouth have all been declared safe.
Homeowners and businesses in Cockermouth say they are relieved the bridge has escaped any serious damage and that the town is reconnected once more.
Low-income households affected by flooding in the south of Scotland are being encouraged to apply for grant funding.
Dumfries and Galloway Council says Scottish Welfare Fund cash is available to those that meet the criteria.
The Crisis Grants are discretionary grants which means the local authority will decide whether to award a grant based on the level of priority shown in the application and the amount of money left in the budget. They do not have to be repaid.
You can get a crisis grant if:
- You are aged 16 or over and
- You're on a low income and
- You are unable to get financial help from any other appropriate source.
You can't get a crisis grant if:
- You have made repeat applications for a grant
- You have resources of your own
- You cannot normally get more than three crisis grants within a 12 month period unless you can show that it wasn’t your fault that you need another crisis grant.
Carlisle Rugby Club are most likely to be homeless for the rest of the season as their pitch remains unplayable after the floods wrecked their grounds last month.
Members have to decide whether or not to demolish the current site which could cost around a million pounds.
Their head coach says the team aren't too demoralised though.
The owners of a Guest House in Keswick have launched a petition to change the Government's new Flood Re Insurance Scheme.
It means people at risk of flooding can't be refused insurance but Steve and Steph Curtis say it wouldn't help businesses like theirs.
Bramblewood Cottage was flooded last month and has a big excess after suffering in 2009 as well.
Flood victims in Dumfries and Galloway can apply for grants from the local council.
Following two major storms in December, the council is offering Crisis Grants to families or individuals on a low income.
The purpose is "to meet expenses that have arisen as a result of an emergency or disaster in order to avoid serious damage or serious risk to the health or safety of the applicant or their family."
People can apply for grants to cover their short term living expenses (including food and energy costs), as well as many household items.
- You can apply for a Crisis Grant here
Floods Minister and local MP Rory Stewart is visiting Warcop today, after an invitation by local residents.
They say the town has been ignored, despite suffering in the floods caused by Storm Desmond.
This viewer footage shows the extent of the flooding:
Floods Minster and Cumbrian MP Rory Stewart is visiting Warcop near Appleby today.
Residents say the village, which was hit by the Storm Desmond floods in early December, has been ignored and has not had the attention of other flooded areas.
Pedestrians and cyclists are being warned to stay away from a flood-damaged Lake District Road.
Cumbria County Council say people have been risking their safety by moving fencing and ignoring closure signs on the A591 around Thirlmere.
They have warned that this could delay construction work that is ongoing to repair the road, as well as putting people's safety at risk.
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The TV impressionist is performing a series of charity gigs to raise money for those affected by flooding across the north of England.
Lord Liddle claims the government is not doing enough to help councils deal with the clean up and repair work after Storms Desmond and Eva.