Northern England remains on flood alert following heavy rain

Guardian: Fifteen areas in northern England and Wales remained on flood alert tonight after a band of heavy rain pushed south across the country. Residents watched from behind hastily-built sandbag walls at Appleby-in-Westmorland as Cumbria's river Eden came close to flooding the town. There were also 24-hour monitors on duty on the river Dee in Wales and the Ouse near York, where levels were swollen by torrential rain on the Welsh mountains and Pennine catchments. Tonnes of mud slid into the river......

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