A press photographer at a weekly newspaper took to the skies to capture incredible aerial photos of flooding which badly hit the area.
Tamworth Herald photographer Paul Barber took a flight with local pilot Ken Broomfield when bad weather in the town saw it being swamped by flood waters.
On the flight, he followed the route of two rivers that meet in Tamworth, the Anker and the Tame, giving readers a bird’s eye view of the floods.
His photos were used as part of the Herald’s nine pages of coverage of the floods, including an eye-catching front page, below.
Paul said: “When I looked out, all I could see was an expansive area of water, which looked as though it reached all the way to the town centre.”
Editor Gary Phelps added: “Flooding is regular problem for Tamworth, but Paul’s pictures gave our readers a new perspective, revealing the sheer scale of the flooding. You could say they provided a truly memorable front page splash.”
The Herald’s flooding coverage included reports of bridge, road and car park closures, a horse and rabbit that were rescued from flood water and pictures sent in by readers.
The heavy rain caused flooding across many parts of the UK and the Worcester News’ offices were affected, with heavy rain causing the road outside to be closed.