Flooding Returns To South West

Heavy rain has brought more widespread flooding to the South West.

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Tarr Steps hit by floods

The ancient bridge as it should look Credit: ITV West

One of Exmoor's most iconic landmarks has been swept away in the floods. The ancient clapper bridge, Tarr Steps, was demolished when fallen trees pushed up against the giant stones. 3/4 of the bridge has gone and will have to be rebuilt.

The ancient bridge as it is today. More than half has been swept away Credit: ITV Westcountry

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Flooding: no let up in sight

The wet and stormy weather shows no sign of letting up. More heavy downpours are forecast for this weekend, marking an end to the wettest year in England since records began. There is a severe weather warning in place from tomorrow evening until Monday.

It means continued misery for many in the West which has been hit hard in recent days. Bob Constantine reports.

Wet weather hits wildlife

England has suffered its wettest year since records began in 1910. While slugs relished the wet summer, birds struggled and badgers found it difficult to find food in the dry spring.

Matthew Oates from the National Trust talks about how the bad weather has had a huge affect on the region's wildlife.

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