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Wet weekend for rain-soaked UK

Britain is bracing itself for more flooding this weekend as forecasters predict further heavy downpours. The Environment Agency says nearly 300 properties have already flooded across the UK since Tuesday.

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Police preserve the scene after man dies in Somerset

Police officer examines the scene where a man died after his car became trapped in flood water Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Police officers are trying to gather forensic evidence from the flooded village of Chew Stoke in Somerset after a man died.

It's understood the man was trying to cross a flooded ford when his car became trapped.

A damaged road from flood waters in the Somerset village of Chew Stoke. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

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