Rising river levels have been bringing big business for Crawford & Company over the past month.

The loss adjusting giant handled a £500,000 loss at The Picture House pub in Stafford and a £1m loss at the Trent Lock Golf Centre.

The Picture House was flooded to 6ft in its cellar and 4ft in its main bar when the River Sow burst its banks during storms in December.

The golf centre, including the course, club house, golf shop, restaurant and bar, was under water for a week after the River Trent rose 27ft above its normal level.

Crawford's major loss division, headed by Robert Taylor, had to wait for five days before they were able to reach the premises.

Crawford said The Picture House, part of the JD Wetherspoon chain, would probably reopen in February.