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National Flood Resilience Review: Government recruits business leaders to design new defences

National Flood Resilience Review: Government recruits business leaders to design new defences

Released following severe flooding in recent winters, the Government review identifies that extreme downpours could occur 20-30% more frequently due to the changing climate. Work is reportedly underway towards £12.5m of new temporary defences, such as barriers and pumps, stationed around England.  The 145-page review includes a host of measures such as a new pilot scheme which invites business leaders from a range of sectors to design innovative flood-defence systems in the UK’s “core cities”.  Defra Secretary Andrea Leadsom said: “Last winter we saw how disruptive flooding can be for homes and businesses, as well as for key local infrastructure. As part of this review we have secured commitments from the water and telecommunications…

 

UK weather: Two injured as train strikes landslip caused by deluge

UK weather: Two injured as train strikes landslip caused by deluge

UK weather: Two injured as train strikes landslip caused by deluge

A train has derailed near Watford Junction station after striking a landslip caused by torrential rain, Network Rail said.  A man was treated for a neck injury and a woman treated for chest pains after the 6.19 London Midland service from Milton Keynes to London Euston came off the track at around 7am…

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