Army place sandbags in Reading in bid to stop floods

Sandbags have been placed along Kennet in Southcote, Reading by the Army in a bid to stop the rising water in the area.

The Army also helped remove a fallen tree blocking access to an area where they wanted to place sandbags.

Pictures: Before and after - British towns transformed by flooding

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Thousands of Thames flood victims battle power cuts

Power cuts have been reported in Datchet, Singleton and East Marden in the Thames area amid continued flooding. Around 1,700 homes are thought to have been affected, as storms continue to hit southern Britain.