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Underwater: See how floods (almost) sunk the festive season in northern England

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Underwater: See how floods (almost) sunk the festive season in northern England

It should be a time of celebration. But widespread flooding in northern England has turned Christmas into a period of crisis for many, with streets transformed into rivers and homes destroyed. Despite the damage, however, stoicism and good humour have prevailed.

Johnny Depp lookalike avoids the depths

British humour has helped the people of Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria cope with this crisis but the torrents of water pouring into towns and cities have caused vast damage.

200-year-old pub is washed away in Summerseat in Greater Manchester due to the collapse of the River Irwell

Rushing floodwaters led to the rupture and explosion of a gas main in the Greater Manchester town of Radcliffe, on December 26, after a footbridge collapsed

The side of a house collapses under the weight of the water

Drone footage: Cumbria Dec 7

Army deployed as river bursts its banks

Ilkley – before and after

Floods cut off West Yorkshire Town of Ilkley

#ilkley #oldbridge #floods #flooded #riverwharfe

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Train service may be delayed in Ilkley

River Aire, which flows through Leeds, has incredibly high levels

The cleanup begins in Leeds

Manchester City Centre

Appleby inundated by new floods in Cumbria

Waters nearly completely submerge cars in York

The rescue services come to the aid of a flood victim in Naburn near York

Some people are keeping up their sense of humour

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