Two amphibious vehicles are about to leave Staffordshire for the long journey down to Somerset where they will help transport aid to cut off victims of the floods.
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Sunshine will break through the cloud today, but showers are on the way tomorrow.
Celebrations to mark the opening are underway after the two-and-a-half-year renovation.
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