£20m to prevent flooding in Somerset

Residents in the Somerset Levels have suffered severe flooding in recent months. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Environment Secretary has announced a £20.5m package to help protect the Somerset Levels from flooding.

Owen Paterson said the 'key thing' for local people was that the Rivers Tone and Parrett would now be dredged as soon as possible.

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£20m flooding protection plan for Somerset Levels

The Environment Secretary has announced a £20.5m package to help protect the Somerset Levels from flooding. Owen Paterson said the 'key thing' for local people was that the Rivers Tone and Parrett would now be dredged as soon as possible.