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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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More heavy rain hampers flood clear-up efforts

Further heavy rain has made the clear-up after the severe weather in Cumbria and Lancashire more difficult.

The announcement by the government of a £50 million flood has been welcomed by local communities.

Under the plans households and businesses hit by water damage will be able to claim £5,000.

However, there was some concern over how far the money would go.

ITV News correspondent Damon Green reports:

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