Panel attacks flood defence cuts

BBC: Four times as many homes and firms risk flooding in the next 20 years if the UK does not prepare for climate change, a government advisory panel has said. The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) blames the government for cutting funds for flood defences. It says these will be needed more than ever if climate projections prove accurate. The Environment Department said money for flood defences was "being spent more effectively than ever before". A spokesman added: "The committee has acknowledged......

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