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Whaley Bridge is a town and civil parish in the High Peak district of Derbyshire, England. It is 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 spillway to be decommissioned and replacedThe damaged dam spillway, which led to the evacuation of the Derbyshire town, will be replaced.
Whaley Bridge dam commander becomes Derbyshire chief constableRachel Swann becomes Derbyshire police's first female chief constable.
Whaley Bridge dam hero was called 'idiot' by proud wifePC Geoff Marshall's wife was proud but shocked he had risked his life to stop the dam collapsing.
'A thousand body bags were on standby': a year on, new details emerge of desperate race to avert Whaley Bridge dam catastrophePeak District town faced being wiped off map if reservoir above had collapsed
Whaley Bridge: Temporary dam repairs nearly completeWhaley Bridge dam is now "secure against any extreme weather event", the Canal & River Trust says.
Whaley Bridge reservoir collapse: Lack of maintenance 'exacerbated' problem"Consistent quality maintenance" may have prevented the Whaley Bridge dam collapse, a report says.
Whaley Bridge: Temporary work to fix reservoir dam to start next yearA temporary fix of the dam at Whaley Bridge will begin in January, before repairs start in 2021.
Whaley Bridge police chief 'left Twitter over hairstyle abuse'Rachel Swann says her spiked hairstyle sparked "sexist and homophobic" insults online.
Whaley Bridge: Cover-up allegations over dam collapse reportA Canal and River Trust inspection report of the Whaley Bridge dam is heavily censored.
Whaley Bridge: Dam flood town holds thanksgiving serviceWhaley Bridge residents thanks those involved in saving their town after a dam started to collapse.
Whaley Bridge dam emergency prompts independent reviewThe government orders a review into the dam damage that led to Whaley Bridge being evacuated.
The Chernobyl effect? Tourism booming in Whaley Bridge as visitors pile in to see town almost flooded off the mapPubs, galleries, walks – and now a bona fide brush-with-disaster story have put Peak District community on must-see lists of day-trippers
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.
Whaley Bridge dam: Hundreds volunteer to fix grandfather's bridgeBusinesses, firefighters and residents offer to help after Bryan Ross's garden bridge is washed away.
Whaley Bridge: Fears new homes could increase flood riskResidents say a planned housing development in Whaley Bridge could increase risks of future flooding.
Whaley Bridge: What happened to Toddbrook Reservoir's fish?Toddbrook Reservoir was dramatically emptied, so what impact did this have on its aquatic life?
Whaley Bridge: Grants available for flood-hit communitiesUp to £100,000 will be provided to businesses affected by the evacuation, the government says.
Whaley Bridge dam: First day back for town's residentsEvacuated Whaley Bridge residents share their delight at spending their first day back at home.
Whaley Bridge dam: Optimism as town gets back to normalAs engineers continue to monitor the dam, Whaley Bridge residents and businesses settle back in.
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?
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
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.
Whaley Bridge dam: Residents 'increasingly fed up' as handful are allowed to return homeMore than 1,500 people forced to leave homes after heavy rain causes dam to partially collapse
Whaley Bridge dam: Dozens of evacuated residents to return homeAbout 50 households near Whaley Bridge can return but hundreds of others are told they must wait.
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.
Whaley Bridge dam: Water level target 'almost reached'Water levels at Toddbrook Reservoir are almost low enough for engineers to assess the damage.
Whaley Bridge: Getting creative to thank emergency servicesResidents have been placing signs around Whaley Bridge to thank emergency services for their efforts.
Whaley Bridge: How well was the dam maintained?Do photos of vegetation growing out of the dam suggest it was not being properly maintained?
Whaley Bridge dam: Police criticise households for 'putting lives at risk' by refusing to evacuate endangered townDeputy chief constable warns of 'catastrophic' consequences if dam collapses
Whaley Bridge dam: Town's evacuation enters fifth dayPredicted storms missed the town, but the damaged wall is still unstable and dangerous, say police.
Whaley Bridge dam: Twenty-two households refuse to leavePolice warn Whaley Bridge residents who have not left their homes that they are risking lives.
Whaley Bridge dam: Fire chief feared total reservoir collapse – and says danger not overFive times more water was flooding into facility than could be pumped out as crews prepared for the worst - now more rain is on way
Whaley Bridge dam: More homes evacuated as storm threat loomsAnother 55 homes evacuated from a Derbyshire town as workers try to shore up a damaged dam.
Whaley Bridge residents get 15 minutes to grab essentialsWhaley Bridge residents have been given 15 minutes to return home for essentials. What have they grabbed?
Whaley Bridge dam collapse: Villagers may not be allowed home for six more days as more storms forecastReservoir water levels need to be reduced by seven metres before it can be made safe, engineers say - but more bad weather is on way
Whaley Bridge dam collapse: Storm warning as engineers race against time to stop reservoir bursting over villageForecasters say fortnight's worth of rain could fall in area in just two hours this weekend
Whaley Bridge dam: Storms expected as repairs continueHeavy rain and thunder are forecast as emergency workers race to stop a damaged dam from breaking.
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?
Whaley Bridge flooding: Boris Johnson visits evacuated villagers amid race to stop dam burstingRAF helicopter drops off 400 tonnes of aggregate in race to save damaged dam
Whaley Bridge dam: Boris Johnson visits residents and emergency crewsThe prime minister is visiting rescue workers who have been trying to drain the reservoir.
Whaley Bridge dam: Some residents refuse to moveSome residents are staying put, with one saying the evacuation is "health and safety gone mad".
Whaley Bridge dam: Community spirit helps town's evacueesPeople forced to leave their homes in Whaley Bridge are inundated with offers of help.
British military drop ballast sacks on dam to prevent flooding of UK townA 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..
Whaley Bridge dam collapse in picturesPictures of the dramatic dam wall collapse in Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire.
Whaley Bridge flooding– live: 'Unprecedented emergency' declared as RAF scrambled in battle to stop dam collapse after thousands evacuatedEmergency services battle to repair damage after 'danger to life' warning issued
Whaley Bridge dam collapse: RAF Chinook brought inPeople in Whaley Bridge are told repairs to a dam which threatens to flood the town may take days.
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
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
Whaley Bridge dam emergency - live: Fears reservoir wall could collapse and flood area near Manchester after extreme weatherEmergency service are working to secure a dam that could collapse amid extreme weather.
Whaley Bridge dam emergency: Town evacuated over fears dam could collapse after damage to reservoir wall spottedThe town of Whaley Bridge in the High Peak area has been evacuated after extreme weather badly damaged a dam wall at Toddbrook Reservoir.