Subjugating nature is not the way to defend against floods

Guardian: The Mendips form an east-west hilly ridge, framing the Chew Valley to the north and the Somerset Levels to the south. They are mostly gently rolling hills, though cut into by deep gorges such as Burrington Combe and Cheddar Gorge. But towards the western end of the ridge, and rising to 191m, sits the only true peak in the Mendips. Some place names are exciting, poetic and laden with history. This conical hill, though, is named Crook Peak. And “crook”, apparently, comes from an old English word meaning…......

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