Hosepipe bans to be lifted

Hosepipe bans in place since April are to be lifted by three of the UK's biggest water companies.

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Hosepipe bans lifted 'because of heavy downpours'

Hosepipe bans are to be lifted today because of heavy downpours across Britain. Forecasters have warned that heavy rain is set to continue through the rest of the week.

South Wales, the south of England and Northern Ireland all saw heavy showers yesterday and temperatures struggled to get above 14C.

It's been because of supply and demand, it has recharged. It also is because we have had such a cold, wet May and June following a wet April, which means demand has been suppressed."

– Spokesman for Anglian Water

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