Residents urge for Government to bid for flood aid

The government is being asked to bid for up to £400 million from a European fund to help parts of the South East hit by flooding this winter.

MEPs will use a debate in the European parliament later to call on the UK government to apply for flood aid.

Catherine Bearder, MEP for the South East, has started collecting signatures in a petition urging the government to bid, which has received over 1000 signatures already.