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Weekend flood chaos with more to come

Widespread flooding over the weekend caused chaos in the north east of England, Yorkshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire with more heavy rain predicted this week.

The weekend’s extreme weather caused the deaths of six people including a 27-year old geologist in Gloucester.

Alex Wright was killed when the trench he was working in filled with waterlogged earth from a landslide.

Morpeth in Northumberland was cut-off by some of the worst flooding seen in the region in over 40 years. Hundreds of residents were rescued by boat and helicopter.

"With river levels being high already [in the North East], we can expect more floods to hit," a spokesman for the Environment Agency said.

The Met Office has predicted that parts of western Britain could see up 30mm of rainfall tomorrow.

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