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Bradford on Avon's flood defences hold firm

Flood warnings remain in place across large parts of the region as the West Country once again takes a battering from winter storms.

Flood defences at Bradford on Avon have so far proved successful.

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Pontoon footpath helps flood victims

The pontoon footpath helping the residents of Muchelney Credit: Somerset County Council

A 200 metre long pontoon footpath has been installed to help flood stricken villagers get to work and school.

Somerset County Council is paying for the footbridge which stretches along part of the flooded Langport to Muchelney road.

Deputy Leader of Somerset County Council, Cllr David Hall, said: “We are funding this pontoon along with the humanitarian boat service so the community in this area is not isolated and can go about their normal lives.

The pontoon stretches along the road to Muchelney Credit: Somerset County Council

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