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Multi-million investment for flood defences

The Environment Secretary Liz Truss has announced £150 million will be spent on flood defence schemes in areas affected by the December floods

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Environment Secretary brings news of aid for flood areas

Devastation caused by floods

The Environment Secretary Liz Truss is in the region this afternoon visiting areas badly hit by the Boxing Day floods.

She is expected to make an announcement about how £150 million - made available as part of yesterday's budget - will be spent on flood defence schemes in Leeds, York and the Calder valley.

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