BBC Weather: Thunderstorms expected to sweep across the UK SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The Met Office has splashed three yellow weather warnings across the entirety of England, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as much of Scotland. The storms are likely to bring 50mm of rain in some areas as well as lightning and hail. With these storms there is a “small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds”, the Met Office added. FOLLOW BELOW FOR LIVE UPDATES... Heavy rain to fall across the UK - where is it raining right now? (Image: GETTY/WINDY CHART) Trending KEY EVENTS Heavy rain setting in … [Read more...] about Storm Tracker LIVE: Heavy rain to fall across the UK – where is it raining right now?
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A hosepipe ban is being introduced to Cornwall and parts of Devon from Tuesday next week, South West Water has announced. ‘It’s the first time in 26 years but we’ve been left with no other choice. We need to have a hosepipe ban now to protect our precious water,’ a company spokesman said. ‘We’ve done our best to avoid this ban. We’ve increased the amount of water we can store, doubling it since the last drought in 1976. ‘We’ve opened reservoirs, installed a new borehole, and improved the way we can move water across the region to help keep everyone’s taps running.’ It means that at least eight million people are now under hosepipe bans, and when Thames Water announces its own as expected , 15million will be added to the list. South West Water’s ban covers Cornwall and a small area of northwest Devon. The company serves 1.7million customers across both counties. Is said it was now fixing about 2,000 leaks a month, with a third happening on customer supply pipes, … [Read more...] about Two more counties added to hosepipe ban list
A gran was forced put down her five dogs after catching a rare disease (Image: Wendy Hayes / SWNS) SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Wendy Hayes, 61, had five dogs, which contracted Brucella canis from a Belarusian rescue dog she was fostering. The infected dog, Moosha, had only been with Wendy for three days before signs emerged. Related articles Mum launches food bank for dogs to help struggling owners feed pets Birdemic! ‘Super-angry’ seagulls target bin men Ms Hayes, from Stoke-on-Trent, brought Moosha, a German Shepherd cross, over through a rescue dog company which sources strays from Ukraine and Belarus. She was initially put on a "stay at home" notice due to a fear of rabies - but both her and the rescue … [Read more...] about Heartbreak for gran, 61, forced to put down five dogs – due to rare disease ‘Horrific’
UK drought: Experts warn of 'flash flooding' with next rainfall SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info England's Environment Agency, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Natural Resources Wales revealed a total of 33 flood alerts are in force across Great Britain. England's 12 flood alerts stretch from North Devon to Essex and North Norfolk to the Wyre Estuary. Related articles Hunt for alleged British Army assaulters continues Election POLL: Should Liz Truss call an early snap general election? However, there is also a flood alert along the tidal Thames riverside from Putney Bridge to Teddington Weir. Scotland's 16 alerts also cover much of the nation. They stretch from Aberdeenshire to … [Read more...] about UK weather: Brits hit with 33 flood alerts as ‘widespread’ thunderstorm warning issued