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.
The Government said £294 million was being invested in flood risk management in 2013.
More top news
The Midland's city is in carnival mood as Leicester City face Manchester United in a match that could secure them the championship crown.
The actress attended the annual dinner dressed in purple and sporting a temporary tattoo in tribute to pop star Prince who died last month.
Charity says there has been a big rise in employees unfairly treating pregnant women and new mothers.