Residents say flood defences are long overdue

Work has begun to protect more than a thousand homes and businesses in Morpeth in Northumberland, four years after flooding devastated the town.

A number of young oak trees have been removed from the riverside to make way for protective walls.

The work is expected to take until early next year and has been welcomed by residents who think that the work is long overdue.

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Morpeth flood defences

Work is underway to build new flood defences in the Northumberland town of Morpeth.