VIDEO: Burnley rivers in flood

COMPARED to Hebden Bridge, which has endured days of flooding and made the national news, Burnley has got off lightly in the recent downpours.

The rivers Brun and Calder running through the town have been swelled by water running down from the hills but we haven’t seen the wide scale flooding of our neighbours in West Yorkshire.

As the heavens opened last week, Neil McGovern captured the raging Calder and Brun on film, showing the power of the raging water and how near we came to a fate like Hebden Bridge.