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Flood prevention work starts in Malmesbury

In 2012 and 2013 Malmesbury was flooded when the River Avon burst it's banks Credit: ITV News

Work is due to start in Malmesbury today to prevent a repeat of the flooding that hit the Wiltshire town in 2012 and 2013.

A digger will be used to remove silt, debris and vegetation from the River Avon and the base of the old gasometer will be taken down to widen the river.

It's expected to take two weeks.