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Hosepipe ban lifted

A hosepipe ban was introduced in much of the Anglia region in April, after 2011 was the driest year since 1921. The ban was lifted in June and July.

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Water companies pushed to lift hosepipe bans

Water companies in the Anglia region appear to be coming under increasing pressure to lift their hosepipe restrictions.

With speculation that the government is calling for the ban to be lifted before the 2012 Olympics, the Department for the Environment says it does not want to see unnecessary restrictions in place.

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