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A light dusting of snow so far in the Midlands...

A light dusting of snow in Heanor, Derbyshire Credit: Amelia Jade Davies
A beautiful start to the day in Mapperley, Nottingham Credit: Tony Joynes
A light dusting in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire Credit: John Geehan
A frosty start in Huthwaite near Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire Credit: Graham Mitchell
Frost at the caravan site at Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury. Credit: Colin Austin
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Environment Secretary celebrates Upton upon Severn flood defences

Owen Paterson in Upton upon Severn
Owen Paterson in Upton upon Severn Credit: ITV Central

The Environment Secretary has celebrated the successful flood scheme recently opened in Upton upon Severn during a tour of the town.

The two flood defence schemes which have protected houses and businesses for the first time this winter cost £4.5m.

Mr Paterson toured the town with MP Harriett Baldwin. Both MPs paid tribute to the work of the Environment Agency for their work in helping people threatened by the bad weather.

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Rail travel chaos eases near London and Midlands

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Homes saved as villagers make their own flood defences

The village of Rolleston in Nottinghamshire has been hit by flooding for the second time this month Credit: ITV Central News

Residents in a Nottinghamshire village have created their own flood defences as flooding struck for the second time this month.

The villagers of Rolleston worked throughout the night to create a clay bank outside of their homes.

Many said they were only just clearing up after their homes were damaged by flooding three weeks ago.

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M6 up for sale on auction site

Motorway Credit: David Jones/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A disgruntled commuter has put the M6 up for sale on auction site Ebay.

He claims the item is "used" and "not in great condition". It's "always in need of roadworks", so to compensate Corley Services will be thrown in for free.

Bidding started at 99p and the bid currently stands at £150, 600.

Flash flooding in the Midlands

Fire services across the Midlands are dealing with hundreds of calls after heavy storms led to flash flooding.

Cars struggle in flood water along a road in Stourbridge this morning after heavy storms. Credit: ITV Central

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service said a 90-year-old man was one of a number of people rescued from vehicles following downpours in the Bridgnorth area of the county.

For more on the bad weather in the region visit ITV Central.

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