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Radar shows more heavy rain over Midlands

The areas in red are getting up to 12 mm of rainfall an hour Credit: Net Weather

Parts of the Midlands are getting more heavy rain this evening. The radar picture above shows some places covered in red spots, which means they are getting up to 12 mm an hour of rainfall.

Hamster saved from raging torrent in freak flash floods

Torrential rain has brought further havoc to the region with people trapped in cars and homes waterlogged by what's been described as the worst flooding in eight years.

People in South Birmingham were the worst affected and West Midlands fire service said it received nine hundred emergency calls last night.

Cars floated down streets, railway stations looked like canals, and drains became fountains. A pet hamster also had a very lucky escape as the floodwaters overwhelmed one home.

Our reporter Chris Halpin was there as the flooding hit and returned again today as families and businesses reflected on a night they won't forget.

Leicestershire T20 match abandoned due to floods

Leicestershire T20 match abandoned due to floods Credit: ITV News Central

Leicestershire County Cricket Club said it is 'disappointed' to announce that today’s NatWest T20 Blast match against Worcestershire Rapids has been abandoned due to the bad weather.

Aylestone was affected by flash flooding on Tuesday and the Fischer County Ground had water gathering in the far corner of the ground.

The club said an inspection has been conducted by match umpires and they concluded that the ground is unfit for play today.

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Leisure centre in Derbyshire forced to close after flooding

West Park Leisure Centre in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, had to close after rain began leaking through the roof yesterday.

At one point a foot of standing water was on the building's flat roof. The centre has since re-opened.

West Park Leisure Centre in Long Eaton Credit: ITV News Central
West Park Leisure Centre in Long Eaton Credit: ITV News Central
West Park Leisure Centre in Long Eaton Credit: ITV News Central
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