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30 years ago…..

Secret documents recently released show that Government in 1982 considered sacrificing swathes of the Essex and Kent coastline to protect London in the event of a flood prior to the completion of the Thames Barrier! Civil servants proposed to the then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to blow up flood defences along the coast as a [...]

New measures to tackle flood risk don’t go far enough!

MPs who sit on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee have warned that recent funding increases in last month’s Spending Round do not meet rising flood risk. Although additional capital funding for flood defences was welcomed in the Committee’s report, it’s members nevertheless felt that spending on flood defences had not kept pace with [...]

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