People in West Bridgford in Nottingham have been giving their reaction to the allowances paid to councillors.
Nottinghamshire County Council has been named as having the highest allowances of any English County Council.
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The rain will clear quickly this evening with blustery, locally heavy, showers following, merging at times into longer spells of rain.
Windy with outbreaks of showery rain, heavy at times, spreading east across the region this evening.
A major stretch of river in Warwickshire has burst its banks, causing severe flooding.