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Risk of floods as rivers swell

Swollen rivers are still at risk of flooding over the next few days, the Environment Agency has said, as icy temperatures take hold of the UK. The rivers Thames, Trent and Severn remain at very high levels despite the improving weather.

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Three pensioners rescued from car

Firefighters rescue the three pensioners from their trapped cars Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service/PA Wire

It's emerged that three pensioners needed treatment in hospital after their car was swept 500 metres down a swollen river in Warwickshire yesterday.

The West Midlands Ambulance Service said that a local farmer was able to pull the silver Corsa to the water's edge after the driver got into difficulty while trying to cross a ford near Coughton in Alcester yesterday morning.

Firefighters in rescue boats were then able to pull the two women and a man from the car.

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