Million pound boost for Morpeth flood defences

The Government has paid over ten million pounds towards the final part of the Morpeth flood defence scheme.

The money means that two walls and a flood dam can be built to protect nearly 500 homes from flooding.

More than ten million pounds will also be put forward by the local council.

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North East flood defences

Flood defences across the North East have been given the go-ahead. Plans have been announced to build almost 100 new defences across the country - protecting more than 64,000 homes from flooding.