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Flooding continues to affect homes in Hambledon

There's growing pressure on the Environment Agency to pay out for crucial flood prevention measures at a village in Hampshire where severe flooding has been a problem for more than 50 years.

Tonight a flood warning remains in place at Hambledon, near Portsmouth, where residents have seen rising waters threatening their homes for over a week.

Today they urged the Government to step in as Richard Jones reports

Flooded villagers living on a 'knife-edge'

Villagers in Hampshire says they are living on a knife edge as the bad weather continues. Last night, a fallen tree knocked out power to a number of homes in Hambledon which are relying on pumps to disperse flood water. Mel Bloor reports.

Interviewees: Hambledon resident Gordon Birdwood and Chair of Hambledon Flood Action Group Tony Higham.

Emergency workers' jobs under threat in flooded village

When homes, streets and businesses are flooded in Hampshire - they are the ones who are sent to help and clean up by the local authority. Today - the emergency teams who've been deployed for weeks because of the floods have been told - you could be out of a job.

The county council is making millions of pounds in savings - and says, at this stage, it's just a proposal - but with flooding becoming more common is this a budget cut too far? Sally Simmonds has been investigating.


Villagers' plea for a permanent flood protection

As the fall out from the recent bad weather continues, the main road of a Hampshire village has become a river after weeks of heavy rain. The residents of Hambledon have been using sandbags and pumps to fight rising flood water since the weekend.

Spirits are high but they want a permanent solution to a problem which began more than 50 years ago. Richard Jones reports.


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