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Lambs die and crops struggle in record wet spring

This is set to be one of the wettest springs for years, according to the Met Office.

And that's causing major problems for farmers right across our region.

New-born lambs have been dying in the cold and rain, while the ground is too sodden for crops to be sown.

Malcolm Shaw has been to one farm in Sussex to find out more.

Met Office stats: Wettest year for a century in England

1036mm of rain fell in the South of England in 2012. That is 130% of the average rainfall for the years between 1981 and 2010, meaning rainfall was 30% higher than the average for 1981 - 2010.

In the South East of England there was 999.7mm, 127% of the average level of rainfall for the years between 1981 and 2010, meaning rainfall was 27% higher than the average for 1981 - 2010.

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