Dredging 'had to happen'

A Cumbrian flood victim has spoken out about the government's apparent U-turn on dredging.

Adrian Goldstein has campaigned for rivers to be dredged to prevent flooding for years after his home, and hundreds of others, were flooded in 2009.

He spoke with our reporter Tim Backshall earlier today:

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Cockermouth resident feels 'vindicated' by government

A Cumbrian man who's campaigned for rivers to be dredged to prevent flooding says he feels vindicated by the government's announcement that it should be used more in future. Ministers have been speaking after the flooding in Somerset.