High tides and huge waves hit west coast of UK

Waves crash onto the promenade between Fleetwood and Blackpool as high tides and huge waves hit the west coast of the UK. Credit: John Giles/PA Wire

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Huge waves crash into the sea wall between Fleetwood and Blackpool at high tide. Credit: John Giles/PA Wire

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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.