Hosepipe ban to be lifted in three areas

Sarah Coles

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The hosepipe ban has increasingly seemed like a cruel joke, as we battle through the wind and rain of our so-called summer. And it seems that at long last some of the water companies have been persuaded of this, and have decided to life their bans.

So which areas are allowing the hosepipes out again, and what does it mean for you?