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Risk of floods as rivers swell

Swollen rivers are still at risk of flooding over the next few days, the Environment Agency has said, as icy temperatures take hold of the UK. The rivers Thames, Trent and Severn remain at very high levels despite the improving weather.

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Work begins to demolish landslide properties

Work has begun to demolish five North Yorkshire cottages which have been gradually sliding down a cliff edge in Whitby.

Heavy rain caused the properties to landslide and contractors today began to build a road at the back of Aelfleda Terrace so heavy equipment can be brought onto the site.

The cottages are likely to be dismantled tile by tile and brick by brick to ensure that other properties nearby are not affected.

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