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Latest on the storms battering Britain

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 12 February 2014

As hurricane force winds batter parts of the country, Mark hears how flood evacuees are coping in Somerset, and how communities are pulling together to help people affected. The BBC's Climate Correspondent Paul Hudson puts the bad weather into context, and Mark hears from reporters across the country as the storms hit.

This weekend 80-year-old Mary will marry toyboy Harold, 79. The happy couple were introduced by their mutual friend Elsie, who is 100-years-old. Mark asks when you have brought a couple together. He speaks to Rachel MacLynn, who provides a bespoke matchmaking service for £9,000 a year.

It's been a week since a gas explosion in Clacton in Essex destroyed two houses, injuring 10 people. We'll hear from the community centre which was the epicentre for all the rescue activity.

Mr McGregor's garden from Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit will be recreated at this year's Chelsea Flower Show. Martin Lewes reports from Bowness.

BBC Introducing tracks from King Zepha from Leeds, and Correigh from Oxford.

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