The Environment Agency has said that river levels on the River Severn should peak tonight.
The river, which has been swelling since Saturday, meant flood defences were put in place last night in Bewdley, Worcestershire.
Chris Bainger from the Environment Agency explains why despite normal rainfall, precautions were put in place.
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A Sandwell man who stabbed his partner of 20 years to death following an argument has been convicted of her murder.
The incident, in which it is believed a man attempted to take a child from her family, happened at around 3pm yesterday afternoon.
Martin Carter spotted Sarah Burke and let his dog loose to attack her - which was then filmed on a mobile phone. She later killed herself.