MP says new flood defence in Nottingham will bring prosperity to the region

Britain's biggest inland flood defence scheme has been opened in Nottingham.

The 45 million pound project will protect sixteen thousand homes and businesses along sixteen miles of the River Trent. Work began three years ago following the disastrous floods of 2000.

The Secretary for state for DEFRA and North Shropshire MP Owen Paterson says it will bring prosperity to the region.

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UK's Biggest Flood Defences

The country's longest ever flood defences are opening in Nottingham. The forty-five million pound project protects sixteen thousand homes and businesses along 16 miles of the River Trent.