Flooding Hits South West

The Environment Agency issues dozens of flood warnings across Devon, Dorset and Somerset after severe rain.

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Businesses could go bust because of bad weather

Some businesses in the West have told us they fear they'll go bust because of the bad weather that's plagued the summer so far. Some firms' takings are down 80 per cent. We had 5 and three quarter inches of rain last month - that's twice the average.

It was the coolest June since 1991- temperatures averaged 12.3 degrees. And it was the second dullest June on record - just 119 hours of sunshine. Today, much of the region has had a brief respite from the rain. But, as Eli-Louise Wringe reports, for many the damage has already been done.

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