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Flood victims face Xmas away from home

A pub landlord who was flooded back in August in Long Bennington, Lincolnshire says he is saddened that so many residents are still not back in their homes in the village as a result of water damage to their properties.

Anthony Jacobs who runs The Royal Oak says he and his staff managed to save much of their furniture and decor as they reacted quickly due to their experience from being flooded twice before and knowing what to do.

Flooding at The Royal Oak in Long Bennington in August

The landlord also says the pub has a stone floor which is less susceptible to water damage - unlike some residents who've had to replace wooden flooring and carpets and re-plaster their homes.

Flooding at The Royal Oak in Long Bennington in August
Flooding at The Royal Oak in Long Bennington in August

Fatal A1 crash

A woman has died after a Vauxhall Corsa was in collision with an HGV on the slip road, leading from the village of Long Bennington to the southbound carriageway of the A1 in Lincolnshire.

A female passenger in the Corsa was certified dead at the scene. The 18-year-old driver was taken to Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham with arm and other injuries which are not believed life-threatening. Two other females in the car were not seriously injured.

The HGV driver, who is 52, and from the Grimsby area is not thought to be injured.

This the sixth death on the roads of Lincolnshire in 2013 compared to four over the same period in 2012 when the full year total was 39.

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