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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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Yorkshire cottages set for demolition after landslide

A row of seven cottages high above Whitby harbour are collapsing down the cliff following torrential rainfalls in the region. Credit: John Giles/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Preparations were being made today to demolish a row of terrace properties in Whitby, North Yorkshire after torrential rain caused the cottages to slide 30ft down the cliff edge.

Engineers are worried five homes on Aelfleda Terrace will collapse and plans are being drawn up to demolish the houses.

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