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Government grants for for flood-hit homes

Homes and businesses that have been flooded in the last four months could be eligible for a government backed grant of up to £5,000.

Wychavon District Council in Worcestershire says the purpose of the grants is to help protect buildings from flooding.

To be eligible, the living areas or business areas of a property must have been flooded. The grant can be spent on things like flood gates, air brick covers or moving sockets higher up.

Council takes court action against travellers

Travellers on a field in Worcestershire Credit: ITV Central

Wychavon District Council is using court action to move travellers away from a field in Worcestershire.

The council will apply for an eviction notice at Worcester Crown Court tomorrow to move the group away from the site, on Ombersley Way in Droitwich.

They say a circus group had to cancel four shows at the field because they couldn't get access onto the site.