Sign at The Rose in Stapleford
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Fresh flooding forces Stapleford pub to close again

Flooding has forced a pub to close and cancel a New Year's Eve party after a nearby pumping station failed.

Karen and Paul Beer, who own The Rose at Stapleford in Cambridgeshire, spent the day mopping up instead of preparing for a party for about 100 people.

The pub flooded when the Anglian Water pumping station behind their building broke down.

Mrs Beer said it was a prosperous New Year's Eve "down the drain".

In the summer the pub had to close for eight weeks to be refurbished after an earlier flood.