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Buy an umbrella – Your handy guide to surviving the drought

Follow our top tips for getting through the drought. Have you considered retaining back-up water stocks in jerry cans in your garage? Or sharing baths and showers – if your partner isn’t in, why not ask around a few of the neighbours?

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Posted: Feb 11th, 2014
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Water bosses praised for ‘far-sighted’ summer hosepipe ban

Thank goodness we didn't overwater the lawn this year‘It would have been like the bloody Sahara round here, if it weren’t for them geniuses. Well done them.’

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Posted: Nov 8th, 2013
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Wettest August on record sees Thames Water enforce ‘compulsory hosepipe use’

water fussAfter the MET Office announcement that August was the wettest for 100 years, Thames Water has declared a ’compulsory hosepipe use’. The moves comes just weeks after lifting a hosepipe ban that was enforced as a result of the wettest drought since records began.

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Posted: Aug 30th, 2012
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Nation’s husbands call for lawnmower ban

oh, go on, please?!Four UK water companies have lifted the last hosepipe bans, triggering calls by Britain’s husbands to introduce a lawnmower ban instead in order to prevent dangerous levels of nagging about the state of the nation’s gardens.

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Posted: Jul 11th, 2012
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Firefighters fined for repeatedly flouting hosepipe ban

nothing in the rules about enormous water pistols, which all firemen are known to haveA fire station in south-west London has become the first casualty of the hosepipe ban after continuing to breach the conditions laid down by the drought restrictions and being fined as a result.

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Posted: Apr 23rd, 2012
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