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Hosepipe ban ends after rainfall

9 July 2012 Last updated at 07:30 BST

The last four water companies with hosepipe bans have announced they are lifting them from Monday.

The restrictions, which had affected millions of people in southern and eastern England, had been in place since early April.

The companies say they are ending the ban because of the abnormally heavy rainfall across much of the country, as John Andrew reports.