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Floods warning with heavy storms set to return

After basking in the year's hottest temperatures at the end of the week, Britain is now braced for torrential downpours and storms that could cause flash flooding across large parts of the country.

The Environment Agency has warned almost every county in England and Wales is at "medium" risk of flooding, and has issued dozens of flood alerts, the majority of which are in the Midlands, South West and South East.

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Heatwave: MP 'struggling with hot air' in the Commons

Conservative MP Henry Smith said he was "struggling with the hot air" and asked if MPs could wear shorts instead of suits in the House of Commons.

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