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The battle to protect Bradford on Avon from the floods

Flood defences have been put in place at Bull Pit in Bradford on Avon Credit: Environment Agency

The Environment Agency moved in last night to protect the Wiltshire town of Bradford on Avon against rising river levels. Work took place to install flood defences at Bull Pit ready for the high tide.

The River Avon threatening, but still short of the town bridge Credit: Bradford on Avon Bridge Watch

A picture Tweeted this morning shows the historic bridge still well clear of the rather high River Avon.

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