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Residents along Thames prepare for more flooding

The Environment Agency has warned communities along the River Thames throughout Surrey, Berkshire and Oxfordshire of the risk of further flooding, after it burst its banks. There are currently more than 70 flood warnings in place.

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Met Office issues severe weather warnings for the UK

The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings over fears of strong gales of up to 80mph and heavy rain affecting Wales, southern, western and northern England and Scotland.

Forecasters said the latest storm pushing in from the Atlantic will cross the UK from west to east today.

These fields in Deerhurst, Gloucestershire, remain flooded from the storms over Christmas. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

The Met Office also warned of the danger of ice patches in the south west as temperatures drop to below freezing.

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