Hosepipe bans likely as UK gripped by drought

Guardian: The worst drought to grip the UK in more than 30 years is already killing wildlife, threatening farmers' livelihoods, and is likely to lead to widespread hosepipe bans – even before spring has begun. Fish populations have been dying in Hampshire, according to the Environment Agency, owing to the low river flow that has left them stranded, while boats have been banned from areas on the Grand Union Canal where the level has had to be lowered. In the east of England, domestic boreholes supplying......

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