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River Great Ouse flood warnings in Buckinghamshire

Two flood warnings have been issued for the Great Ouse in Buckinghamshire, as levels in the river could rise again.

The Environment Agency (EA) has issued warnings for stretches of the river in Newport Pagnell and Buckingham after rainfall on Thursday night.

Water levels have been high since Wednesday's rain and the agency said they were likely to remain that way.

North Bridge and Woad Farm are at risk, as are Riverside, Silver Street, Tongwell Lane and Lovat Caravan Park.

Milton Keynes Council said it had a crew on standby with sandbags.

Further rainfall is expected on Saturday, but the amounts and locations are currently uncertain, the EA said.

It said: "As the water makes its way downstream from Brackley, river levels may start to rise again. However levels are not expected to reach the same levels as experienced [on Thursday]."

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