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Families don't know when they can move back home

Rubbish outside homes where flooding hit two months ago Credit: ITV Meridian

They were forced to leave their homes when flood water came pouring through their doors - but two months on, several families in Oxford, say they still don't know when they'll be able to return. Many residents of Normandy Crescent in Cowley lost everything when a mains pipe burst sending water cascading through their houses. Some are still living in temporary accommodation and are unsure if they'll be back home in time forChristmas. Kate Bunkall reports.

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Oxford's Westgate development approved

Oxford's Westgate development will create hundreds of jobs Credit: Gillespies

Approval has been given to a four hundred million pounds redevelopment of the Westgate shopping centre in Oxford. It will see cafes, restaurants, a cinema and a department store built.

Oxford's Westgate development will create hundreds of jobs Credit: Gillespies
Oxford's Westgate development will create hundreds of jobs Credit: Gillespies

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Flood-hit families may be out of their homes for six months

Fifty properties in Normandy Crescent were flooded in September Credit: ITV NEWS MERIDIAN

Families who were flooded out of their homes in Cowley have been told it could be six months before they can return. Fifty properties in Normandy Crescent were flooded after a 24 inch pipe burst turning their road into a river in September. They've now learnt repairs to their homes could take much longer than first thought.

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