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WATCH: Flood-hit residents in Cumbria launch Christmas single in bid to pay for property damages

Millom Credit: ITV Granada

Residents from a town in Cumbria have released a video to raise funds to repair flood damage at their properties eight weeks ago.

Home owners in Millom have produced their own version of a Slade classic because they feel forgotten by the Government. It's emerged not enough properties in the area were affected for them to qualify for state aid.

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

Flood warning for West Lancashire: protect your homes and be prepared

The aftermath of Boxing Day flooding in Lancashire Credit: ITV Granada

West Lancashire Borough Council is warning residents to be prepared for floods, and to check if they need to take steps to protect their homes.

The storms of two years ago had devastating effects for some West Lancashire residents and the nearby village of Croston was badly hit. It was the worst flooding ever recorded there and almost 300 properties were flooded internally. Many people had to leave their homes because of the damage and did not return for months.

Helicopter helps repair flood damage in nearby Croston Credit: ITV Granada

It is the responsibility of residents to protect the property they live in, whether they own or rent their home. West Lancs Borough Council is reminding residents that it does NOT provide sandbags and the Council website provides advice on where to get help about flood prevention equipment and home insurance.

Emergency services helping residents during the last major floods Credit: ITV Granada

Information to help residents decide if they should take steps to protect their property is provided on the Council website. There is also information about what to do if a flood occurs. Visit


If you wish to report a flooding incident, or have concerns that your property may be immediately at risk of flooding, please contact the Environment Agency on 0345 988 1188 where Environment Agency staff with up-to-date information will be able to assist you.

Alternatively you can visit where you can also sign up to receive flood alerts.

We understand how homes and communities can be devastated by flooding and we want to help residents be prepared and become more resilient. We urge people to go to the website, look at the flood awareness pages and consider what action they should take. Visit

– Councillor Kevin Wright


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