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1,000 businesses received payouts over flooding

Almost 1,000 businesses have received payouts from their local councils as part of the Government's package to help them recover from the winter flooding.

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Record flood investment 'helped protect 1.4m homes'

The environment minister Dan Rogerson said Government spending on flood defences has protected "1.4 million properties" from flooding.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Mr Rogerson justified the spending levels after an extra £270m was used in Somerset due to the "wettest winter on record."

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