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Town and civil parish in Derbyshire, England

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Whaley Bridge: Town and civil parish in Derbyshire, England
Whaley Bridge is a small town and civil parish in the High Peak district of Derbyshire, England, on the River Goyt 16 miles (26 km) southeast of Manchester, 7 miles (11 km) north of Buxton, 9 miles (14 km) east of Macclesfield and 28 miles (45 km) west of Sheffield. It had a population of 6,455 at the 2011 census, including Furness Vale, Horwich End, Bridgemont, Fernilee, Stoneheads and Taxal.

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Whaley Bridge dam emergency prompts independent review

The government orders a review into the dam damage that led to Whaley Bridge being evacuated.
BBC News - Published

The Chernobyl effect? Tourism booming in Whaley Bridge as visitors pile in to see town almost flooded off the map

Pubs, galleries, walks – and now a bona fide brush-with-disaster story have put Peak District community on must-see lists of day-trippers
Independent - Published

Videos for Whaley Bridge

Repairing and rebuilding Whaley Bridge dam 'will take years and cost millions' [Video]Repairing and rebuilding Whaley Bridge dam 'will take years and cost millions'

Work on the damaged dam in Whaley Bridge will take years and cost "millions", the project manager has said. More than 1,500 people were evacuated from the Derbyshire town from August 1 due to fears..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:19Published

Whaley Bridge residents allowed to return home [Video]Whaley Bridge residents allowed to return home

Hundreds of Whaley Bridge residents have been told they can return home, nearly a week after fears over a damaged dam saw them evacuated. About 1,500 residents were removed from their homes last..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:52Published

Work continues on damaged dam as police warn residents they must evacuate [Video]Work continues on damaged dam as police warn residents they must evacuate

Emergency work to prevent a damaged dam from bursting is continuing, as residents refusing to evacuate their homes were criticised for putting lives at risk. A senior police officer warned there could..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:39Published

Jeremy Corbyn praises Whaley Bridge community's 'incredible spirit' [Video]Jeremy Corbyn praises Whaley Bridge community's 'incredible spirit'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn hailed the "incredible spirit" of the Whaley Bridge community, volunteers, emergency services and public authorities as he saw the ongoing repair work on the damaged dam...

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Residents 'risking lives by refusing to leave Whaley Bridge' [Video]Residents 'risking lives by refusing to leave Whaley Bridge'

Derbyshire Deputy Chief Constable Rachel Swann warns residents to leave their homes in Whaley Bridge. Even though the Toddbrook Reservoir is at half capacity, she warns if the dam fails, lives are at..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:07Published

Water pumped from dam to prevent flooding of English town [Video]Water pumped from dam to prevent flooding of English town

Engineers pumped water out of a reservoir on Saturday, in an effort to prevent a dam from collapsing and flooding the central England town below. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:44Published

Dam repairs continue but threat to English town remains [Video]Dam repairs continue but threat to English town remains

Hundreds of people have been evacuated from the town of Whaley Bridge with police officers going door-to-door to notify residents.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:05Published

Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits flood hit dam [Video]Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits flood hit dam

Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Toddbrook Dam to meet emergency services staff helping to shore it up and watches an RAF chinook drop sand bags. Water levels at the Toddbrook Reservoir have been..

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Emergency services and military work to reduce water flow at damaged dam [Video]Emergency services and military work to reduce water flow at damaged dam

Emergency services and the military continue work to reduce water flow into Toddbrook Reservoir. The town of Whaley Bridge remains closed after fears the damaged reservoir's dam would collapse.

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Reservoir dam feared to be near collapse facing ‘critical’ moment [Video]Reservoir dam feared to be near collapse facing ‘critical’ moment

A damaged reservoir dam feared to be on the verge of collapse is facing a "critical" moment as the military and emergency services work to stop it bursting. Water flowing into Toddbrook Reservoir has..

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Whaley Bridge: RAF Chinook attempts to stop reservoir collapse [Video]Whaley Bridge: RAF Chinook attempts to stop reservoir collapse

A Royal Air Force Chinook has been drafted into a Derbyshire town in efforts to stop a reservoir collapsing after it was "badly" damaged during heavy rain. Hundreds of Whaley Bridge residents have..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:53Published

RAF Chinook drafted in to Whaley Bridge due to reservoir collapse fears [Video]RAF Chinook drafted in to Whaley Bridge due to reservoir collapse fears

A Royal Air Force Chinook has been drafted in to a Derbyshire town in efforts to stop a reservoir collapsing after it was "badly" damaged during heavy rain. Hundreds of Whaley Bridge residents have..

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Derbyshire town evacuated as dam wall collapses [Video]Derbyshire town evacuated as dam wall collapses

Residents have been evacuated from Whaley Bridge after a nearby reservoir was battered by heavy rain. A wall around Toddbrook Reservoir has been damaged and a hole can be seen in the dam wall. Police..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:09Published

 

Whaley Bridge dam: Repairs 'may take three years'

Experts are not sure whether the dam wall will need a large-scale repair or a complete rebuild.
BBC News - Published

Whaley Bridge dam: Hundreds volunteer to fix grandfather's bridge

Businesses, firefighters and residents offer to help after Bryan Ross's garden bridge is washed away.
BBC News - Published

Whaley Bridge: Fears new homes could increase flood risk

Residents say a planned housing development in Whaley Bridge could increase risks of future flooding.
BBC News - Published

Whaley Bridge: What happened to Toddbrook Reservoir's fish?

Toddbrook Reservoir was dramatically emptied, so what impact did this have on its aquatic life?
BBC News - Published

Whaley Bridge: Grants available for flood-hit communities

Up to £100,000 will be provided to businesses affected by the evacuation, the government says.
BBC News - Published

Whaley Bridge dam: First day back for town's residents

Evacuated Whaley Bridge residents share their delight at spending their first day back at home.
BBC News - Published

Whaley Bridge dam: Optimism as town gets back to normal

As engineers continue to monitor the dam, Whaley Bridge residents and businesses settle back in.
BBC News - Published

Whaley Bridge dam: Can evacuated residents and businesses get compensation?

Can people hit by the evacuation of their home town during repairs to the dam claim on insurance?
BBC News - Published

Whaley Bridge: Hundreds of people allowed to return home after evacuation over dam collapse fears

'Significant' work still needed to ensure long-term safety, police say
Independent - Published

Whaley Bridge dam: Pet rescue in the 'danger zone'

Pet detectives took part in a two-day operation to retrieve animals left behind in Whaley Bridge.
BBC News - Published

Whaley Bridge dam: Residents 'increasingly fed up' as handful are allowed to return home

More than 1,500 people forced to leave homes after heavy rain causes dam to partially collapse
Independent - Published

Whaley Bridge dam: Dozens of evacuated residents to return home

About 50 households near Whaley Bridge can return but hundreds of others are told they must wait.
BBC News - Published

Whaley Bridge was '50% chance of catastrophe'

A look inside the operation to save the town of Whaley Bridge with the BBC's Justin Rowlatt.
BBC News - Published

Whaley Bridge dam: Water level target 'almost reached'

Water levels at Toddbrook Reservoir are almost low enough for engineers to assess the damage.
BBC News - Published

Whaley Bridge: Getting creative to thank emergency services

Residents have been placing signs around Whaley Bridge to thank emergency services for their efforts.
BBC News - Published

Whaley Bridge: How well was the dam maintained?

Do photos of vegetation growing out of the dam suggest it was not being properly maintained?
BBC News - Published

Whaley Bridge dam: Police criticise households for 'putting lives at risk' by refusing to evacuate endangered town

Deputy chief constable warns of 'catastrophic' consequences if dam collapses
Independent - Published

Whaley Bridge dam: Town's evacuation enters fifth day

Predicted storms missed the town, but the damaged wall is still unstable and dangerous, say police.
BBC News - Published

Whaley Bridge dam: Twenty-two households refuse to leave

Police warn Whaley Bridge residents who have not left their homes that they are risking lives.
BBC News - Published

Whaley Bridge dam: Fire chief feared total reservoir collapse – and says danger not over

Five times more water was flooding into facility than could be pumped out as crews prepared for the worst - now more rain is on way
Independent - Published

Whaley Bridge dam: More homes evacuated as storm threat looms

Another 55 homes evacuated from a Derbyshire town as workers try to shore up a damaged dam.
BBC News - Published

Whaley Bridge residents get 15 minutes to grab essentials

Whaley Bridge residents have been given 15 minutes to return home for essentials. What have they grabbed?
BBC News - Published

Whaley Bridge dam collapse: Villagers may not be allowed home for six more days as more storms forecast

Reservoir water levels need to be reduced by seven metres before it can be made safe, engineers say - but more bad weather is on way
Independent - Published

Whaley Bridge dam collapse: Storm warning as engineers race against time to stop reservoir bursting over village

Forecasters say fortnight's worth of rain could fall in area in just two hours this weekend
Independent - Published

Whaley Bridge dam: Storms expected as repairs continue

Heavy rain and thunder are forecast as emergency workers race to stop a damaged dam from breaking.
BBC News - Published

Whaley Bridge dam: How safe are Britain's dams?

Damage to a Derbyshire reservoir has promoted wider safety fears, but how concerned should we be?
BBC News - Published

Whaley Bridge flooding: Boris Johnson visits evacuated villagers amid race to stop dam bursting

RAF helicopter drops off 400 tonnes of aggregate in race to save damaged dam
Independent - Published

Whaley Bridge dam: Boris Johnson visits residents and emergency crews

The prime minister is visiting rescue workers who have been trying to drain the reservoir.
BBC News - Published

Whaley Bridge dam: Some residents refuse to move

Some residents are staying put, with one saying the evacuation is "health and safety gone mad".
BBC News - Published

Whaley Bridge dam: Community spirit helps town's evacuees

People forced to leave their homes in Whaley Bridge are inundated with offers of help.
BBC News - Published

British military drop ballast sacks on dam to prevent flooding of UK town

A British military helicopter dropped sacks of ballast on Friday onto the outer slope of a dam that has partially collapsed and is at risk of bursting and flooding the town of Whaley Bridge in..
Reuters - Published

Whaley Bridge dam collapse in pictures

Pictures of the dramatic dam wall collapse in Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire.
BBC News - Published

Whaley Bridge flooding– live: 'Unprecedented emergency' declared as RAF scrambled in battle to stop dam collapse after thousands evacuated

Emergency services battle to repair damage after 'danger to life' warning issued
Independent - Published

Whaley Bridge dam collapse: RAF Chinook brought in

People in Whaley Bridge are told repairs to a dam which threatens to flood the town may take days.
BBC News - Published

Whaley Bridge residents gather at makeshift evacuation centre after dam collapse: 'Everything we've ever worked for is at risk'

Villagers tell The Independent they fear dam collapse will see their homes disappear in the blink of an eye
Independent - Published

Whaley Bridge dam collapse: Thousands told to evacuate homes after huge hole appears in Derbyshire reservoir wall

'The overflow this morning has undermining damage and there is a big risk of the village being flooded out,' says resident Anna Aspinall
Independent - Published

Whaley Bridge dam emergency - live: Fears reservoir wall could collapse and flood area near Manchester after extreme weather

Emergency service are working to secure a dam that could collapse amid extreme weather.
Independent - Published

Whaley Bridge dam emergency: Town evacuated over fears dam could collapse after damage to reservoir wall spotted

The town of Whaley Bridge in the High Peak area has been evacuated after extreme weather badly damaged a dam wall at Toddbrook Reservoir.
Independent - Published

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