Stoke on Trent South MP Rob Flello has condemned the Government's decision on closing 27 Remploy factories, including three in the Midlands.
Remploy factories in Leicester, Worksop and North Staffordshire will be among the 27 which union sources say will close between August and mid-December.
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Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom announced the government funded scheme to enhance Burton's existing flood defences.
Heavy outbreaks of rain on the way, but it will clear through the evening.
Rain will clear through the afternoon for a fairly clear night, meaning a cool night.