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Flooded communities begin to recover their homes and businesses

Thousands of residents have been displaced by Storm Desmond, but now the clean-up process begins as people across the region start to salvage their homes and businesses.

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Pupils return to Newman School for first time since floods

Newman School during the December flooding Credit: ITV Border

Pupils flooded out of their school are going back into the classroom this morning.

Newman Catholic School in Carlisle was deluged by up to seven feet of water last month.

Now, pupils will attend lessons on the site of a former primary school in the city.

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