Anglian Water is asking people in the East of England to use water wisely after the fourth dry year in a row in the region.Read the full story ›
The Anglia region has been the hottest part of the UK on Sunday as the heatwave conditions flared up again over the weekend.Read the full story ›
Firefighters across East Anglia have been tackling dozens of field and crop fires sparked by the heatwave.Read the full story ›
Another week of hot dry weather is set to take its toll on farms and gardens across the Anglia region.Read the full story ›
Veolia Water Central - which covers Herts, Essex, Beds and Bucks - has announced it is lifting its hosepipe ban with immediate effect.Read the full story ›
Watch Natalie Gray's report on the hosepipe ban being lifted in much of the Anglia region.
Anglian Water said: "Since we brought in the ban in early April it's really not stopped raining . This is one of the few dry days we've actually had here. Really we had three months of Winter rain in April and then persistent rain since then and that's made the difference for us."
Three of the UK's biggest water companies have lifted hosepipe bans which have been in place since April.Read the full story ›
The Environment Agency says the recent wet weather has greatly reduced the risk of drought and widespread water restrictions this summer.Read the full story ›
Water companies in the Anglia region appear to be coming under increasing pressure to lift their hosepipe restrictions.
With speculation that the government is calling for the ban to be lifted before the 2012 Olympics, the Department for the Environment says it does not want to see unnecessary restrictions in place.