More than 350,000 people are expected to pack into the streets of Lincoln over the next few days as one of its biggest events begins, the annual Christmas Market.
But many business owners are concerned their business will suffer because of a new one-way system.
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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.