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93 new flood defences planned

Almost 100 new flood defences were given the green light today in a move the Government says will better protect more than 64,000 homes from flooding. A total of 93 defences have been given the go-ahead to begin construction this year.

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Call for cross-party support to tackle UK flooding risk

At a Labour Party flood summit later today, the Association of British Insurers, will call for cross-party support for moves to tackle the rising risk of flooding in the UK.

Last year was hit by one of the wettest years on record and numerous floods around the country.

A man watches flood water rise in York as the River Ouse rises after flood in September 2012 Credit: John Giles/PA Wire

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