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Calls double to water company following Midlands flash floods

The flooding outside a pub in Nottinghamshire pub last month Credit: Lewis Stickley/PA Wire

Calls to a water company have doubled following the flash flooding across the region in recent weeks.

Bosses at Severn Trent Water said 70 per cent of the calls being made were for things the firm is not responsible for, like streams overflowing or drains being blocked.

Recent flash floods left cars floating Credit: Lewis Stickley/PA Wire

Burst water main: Residents upset over response time, full report

Residents have a criticised a water company for the amount of time they took to respond to a water main, which burst and damaged dozens of homes.

Many have been forced to move out because the ground floors of their homes are flooded.

People in Queniborough in Leicestershire told ITV News that Severn Trent Water were slow to respond and they believe that made the situation worse. Rajiv Popat reports.

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Shares in Severn Trent rise sharply over 'takeover news'

The Coventry-based water company supplies more than four million households across the Midlands

Shares in Severn Trent Water have risen sharpy at the news it could be taken over by an overseas consortium.

The Coventry-based water company supplies more than four million households across the Midlands. If the takeover goes ahead it will be fourth UK water company to fall into foriegn hands.

British water companies are targetted because of the monopoly on customers and relatively stable returns.

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