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Hosepipe bans come into effect

Hosepipe bans in parts of drought hit Britain have come into force since midnight. Southern Water, South East Water, Thames Water, Anglian Water, Sutton and East Surrey, Veolia Central and Veolia South East are to enforce restrictions.

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Thames Water defends £2 million bonus payouts

Thames Water paid its executive directors almost £2 million in bonuses last year.

Anglian Water, which failed to meet its leakage targets, paid out more than £1.1 million to its top executives in bonuses last year.

The highest paid director in Thames Water took home more than £1.6 million.

Jerry White is the head of drought strategy at Thames Water.

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