A FIRE chief has praised Haworth residents for their community spirit during yesterday's flooding chaos.

Keighley watch commander Darren Armstrong said villagers had rallied round to help those affected and to support emergency services personnel.

Firefighters spent much of the day at Mill Hey, where there was severe flooding.

Part of the former Royal Oak pub, due to reopen next spring as the Mill Hey Brew House, was swept away.

Around half a dozen homes were evacuated and the Spar store and other businesses were flooded.

Three people had to be rescued from a car which had become stuck in the flood waters.

Fire crews from Keighley, Silsden, Rawdon and Hunslet pushed out a bridge wall to divert water as levels continued to rise.

And they used pumps to help clear away some of the deluge.

A kitchen to feed people was set-up at the railway station on the Worth Valley line, which had been closed due to the flooding.

"The community was fantastic," said Mr Armstrong.

"People were filling bags with ash for folk to use as sandbags, volunteers on the railway opened-up their facilities and Spar and others gave food.

"Everybody really pulled together."

This afternoon, flood warnings are still in place along the rivers Aire and Worth, North Beck and Bridgehouse Beck.

Bradford Road at Stockbridge and the A629 near Bradley, between Keighley and Skipton, both remain closed.

Northern Rail says services between Skipton and Bradford Forster Square on the Airedale line are now running well, but there is still major disruption on the Skipton-Leeds route.

Transdev Keighley says some bus routes are affected.

The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, which was closed yesterday and this morning, is open again.

Visit gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency for more details of flood warnings.