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Flooding Returns To South West

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

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Somerset villages stil isolated islands

Before the Somerset Levels were drained in Medieval times many villages stood isolated as islands.

Since the torrential rain of last week some communities have returned to their ancient roots - the village of Muchelney, near Huish Episcopi, has been cut off by flood water since Saturday. It is expected to remain like that for at least another week.

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