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Wet year hits tourism and farming in East Midlands

The second wettest year on record in the UK has hit tourism and farming businesses in the East Midlands.

Data released by the Met Office showed the total rainfall for the UK during 2012 was 1,330.7mm (52.4in), just 6.6mm short of the record set in 2000.

Many events across the region had to be cancelled and farmers struggled to grow crops in saturated soil.

  • 03 Jan 2013