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Corbridge flood toll continues for Christmas

More than 100 families in Northumberland will be out of their homes this Christmas after they were flooded earlier this month, ITV News has learned.

Corbridge on December 5th. Credit: ITV News

Many will spend the time away whilst building work and repairs take place.

On December 5th, flooding hit many parts of this region.

The worst affected area was the Tyne Valley, where 45 homes were flooded in Corbridge.

Corbridge earlier this month. Credit: ITV News

Water levels on the River Tyne reached record levels over that weekend,

But it did not dampen spirits, as many residents turned out for Corbridge's Christmas celebrations just days later.


Corbridge Christmas event not dampened by flooding

The pumping of water from 45 flooded homes in Corbridge, Northumberland, has continued today, as part of an effort to clean up the town in the wake of Storm Desmond.

Water levels on the River Tyne reached record levels over the weekend, but despite the damage and disruption, many turned out to enjoy the annual Christmas event last night.

Kris Jepson was in Corbridge, and sent this report.

Wet weather raises river levels in Corbridge

Credit: Blake Vassallo

Peter Vassallo and his 12 year old son Blake were out taking photos of high river levels in Corbridge after very wet weather over the weekend.

Luckily there was no flooding but the weather is expected to stay wet and unsettled for the next few days.

The Met Office says we can expect very wet and windy weather tomorrow - including gales of up to 80mph.

Find out more about 'Storm Barney' here

Credit: Blake Vassallo
River levels running high at the weekend in Corbridge Credit: Peter Vassallo

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Bus fire on Corbridge bridge

Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Northumbria Police say emergency services have responded to a bus fire on Corbridge bridge in Northumberland.

Police say no one has been injured. The bridge remains closed in both directions while emergency services deal with the incident.


'Forget the hairy bikers, we're the chairy bikers'

One of the so-called 'chairy bikers' Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Two paraplegic bikers are driving from John O' Groats to Land's End to challenge perceptions about disability.

Dave Burdus from Corbridge, Northumberland, and his friend have coined themselves 'the chairy bikers', as they take on the challenge.

They met on the ward of Hexham General Hospital's Spinal Injuries Unit in 1983, where they were both treated following accidents that left them disabled.

Thomas Diggle's body found at water station in Hexham

Thomas Diggle.

The body of a 92-year-old man, who had been missing for almost three weeks, has been found at a water station in Hexham.

Thomas Diggle was reported missing from his home in Corbridge on March 27.

The body was found on Monday, 14th April, in water at the Northumbria Water transfer station in Riding Mill in Hexham, and identified as Mr Diggle.

His next of kin have been told. Officers believe there was no-one else involved in his death. A report has been prepared for the coroner.

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