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  • We've had almost two weeks of constant rainfall in April so far, and as I wring myself out it's hard to believe we're actually in the middle of a drought.

    We're expecting another month's worth of rainfall over the next week alone and are told that it's unlikely to fill the reservoirs and the hosepipe ban will remain firmly in force.

    Not that I'm worried about watering the lawn anytime soon!
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