In pictures: Residents urged to evacuate as floods misery continues

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Residents in flood-hit Ironbridge faced further trauma on Thursday, with defences already buckling under the strain.

A yellow weather warning was issued for much of the Midlands including the River Severn in Shropshire.

Police warned people in the Wharfage to leave their homes and businesses.

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It was a similar story in Snaith, East Riding of Yorkshire, where locals have criticised the lack of help they have received from the authorities.

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Elsewhere, floodwater surrounded Worcester city centre.

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Meanwhile, there were wintry scenes after snowfall in County Durham and Northumberland.

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