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How Britain went from a drought to a deluge as south-west is drenched again

Guardian: The view through the windows of the packed 11.55 London Paddington to Penzance train was of burst rivers and drowned fields. Those on board were the lucky ones. On Friday, the train was the first to make it through to the west country for days after torrential rain plunged large parts of the UK into chaos. Rising water levels threatened to swallow the track as passengers grew increasingly bewildered. "We were told one thing at Paddington," said Chris McColm, 70, who was trying to get to Totnes...