United Kingdom: Ministers bow anger over flood defences

Telegraph: Ministers have been forced to bow to anger over claims the Government was unprepared for the consequences of the heavy flooding that hit Britain last week. Public criticism over its ability cope with extreme weather episodes – such as the one which left hundreds of people washed out of their homes across northern England – last night forced Whitehall to announce a major review of Britain’s plans for coping with “worst case” floods. Under the review, new flood defences will be drawn up for northern......

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