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Archaeologists say lake village is well preserved

Building houses on a flood plain is always a contentious issue, especially after what happened on the Somerset Levels last winter, but it's nothing new. Archaeologists have been looking at a site at Glastonbury where they did just that, more than 2000 years ago.

Glastonbury Lake Village was built on a man made island in the wetlands and it's been very well preserved.

Archaeologists Bob Croft and Richard Brunning told us more:

2,200 year old Glastonbury Lake Village is excavated

2,200 year old Glastonbury Lake Village is excavated Credit: ITV West Country/Bob Cruwys

Archaeologists have been digging at the site of a 2,200 year old Iron Age settlement in Somerset.

Glastonbury Lake Village is one if Britain's best preserved sites from the era. It was last excavated over a hundred years ago.

Glastonbury Lake Village was last excavated over a hundred years ago Credit: ITV West Country/Bob Cruwys

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Glastonbury: Rudimental cut short by lightning strike

Rudimental on the Pyramid Stage before being cut short by a storm. Credit: PA

Rudimental's Glastonbury set has been cut short by a thunder and lightning storm that hit the Pyramid Stage as they were performing.

Organisers were forced to pull the plug on the London drum 'n' bass act after the storm interrupted their rendition of Waiting All Night.

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Festival well under way as heavy rain approaches

The Glastonbury Festival is up and running. 175 thousand people are expected to descend on Michael Eavis's famous farm over the next three days.

As ever, one of the big talking points will be the weather and there is a threat of heavy showers over the Pilton site in the next 24 hours or so.

Our Somerset Correspondent David Woodland, who has experienced many festivals, will be enjoying - and enduring - the festivities along with everyone else.

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