Region takes stock after Cumbria and southern Scotland battered by gales

Cumbria and southern Scotland saw gusts of up to 100mph yesterday and overnight. Today the clear up begins.

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UK storm: train customers urged to 'abandon' rail travel

Virgin Trains is advising customers not to travel because of severe weather on the west coast. It follows a decision to close part of the West Coast Main Line between Preston and Carlisle from 7pm until 9pm on Wednesday night.

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