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Government announces £50m fund for flood victims

Chancellor George Osborne has announced a £50 million fund for families and businesses affected by flooding in Cumbria and Lancashire.

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Storm Desmond: Aerial images show Carlisle floods

The images show the extent of the flooding in the city. Credit: Carlisle Flight Training

Photographs taken from a helicopter show the extent of flooding around the Carlisle area.

Images from the Carlisle Flight Training School show roads, fields and Carlisle United FC in the city submerged after heavy rains from Storm Desmond caused widespread flooding in Scotland, northern England and parts of Wales.

Carlisle United FC's Brunton Park (bottom left) can be seen submerged. Credit: Carlisle Flight Training

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