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Gordon Brown meets Cumbria flood victims

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Prime Minister Gordon Brown has met flood victims in Cumbria after England's wettest day on record swamped homes and swept away bridges.

He paid tribute to Pc Bill Barker, who died in the floods, and praised rescue teams for their "superb response".

Mr Brown pledged an extra £1m to help affected areas, as hundreds of people spent a second night away from home.

Chris Buckler reports.

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