A hosepipe ban across the North West of England is being lifted after weeks of wet weather.
United Utilities imposed the ban on 9 July after the region's driest start to a year since records began in 1929.
Despite a month in which parts of the region were hit by torrential rain and flash floods, Pennine reservoir levels remain below average.
But the water firm is shifting supplies from North Wales and Cumbria to allow it to lift the restrictions.
The prolonged dry spell at the beginning of 2010 resulted in reservoirs falling to less than half their capacity in some cases.
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