MK hopes for drier weather

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This picture, sent in by Jonathan Day, illustrates the disappointment of two boys who couldn’t play rugby on the waterlogged pitches at Millfield, Stony Stratford, this week.

New posts have been put up there as part of the legacy of the Rugby World Cup coming to Milton Keynes in 2015.

Their frustration has been matched by others across the city who have struggled to go about their normal business during periods of strong wind and heavy rain.

Last Friday firefighters had to recue a man whose car was stuck in more than two feet of water in Little Linford Lane, Little Linford.

An Environment Agency flood warning remains in place for areas of the River Great Ouse near to North Bridge and Woad Farm in Newport Pagnell, but the forecast for the coming days looks set to bring some respite from the recent storms.