Flood insurance deal sees fears recede over future cover

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Households previously hit by flooding faced being unable to renew their home insurance, or be charged extortionate rates. Hundreds of thousands of flood-hit homeowners will still be able to buy insurance after a deal was reached between the government and the insurance industry. Read full article in the Guardian…

New grass could help tackle flooding, say scientists

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Natural hybrid grass cuts water run-off by 50%, can feed livestock and resist extreme weather. A new grass that cuts the water running off from fields by half could help stem the rising floods that global warming is bringing to the UK. The roots of the grass, a natural hybrid of rye and fescue grasses,… Read more »

UK floods: Horse racing cancelled at Southwell

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Heavy rain and flooding are disrupting parts of the road and rail network as storms move on to north-east England and north Wales. Horse racing has been cancelled at Wetherby in West Yorkshire, and Southwell in Nottinghamshire. Nathan Corden from Southwell Racecourse told the BBC’s Anthony Bartram he did not expect to have another flood… Read more »

Flooding rated as worst climate change threat facing UK

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Defra report lists 700 impacts, including flood risk for 3.6 million people, water shortages, soil erosion and wildlife disruption. “Surface water flooding would be likely to get worse…” Read full article in the Guardian…

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A dry ditch will be built in Southwell to try to protect homes from flooding. Southwell Town Council agreed to the ditch for Minster Fields, behind Farthingate. It could potentially reduce the risk of flooding for residents of Harvey’s Field.   Read more

Ditch proposal to prevent flooding

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A dry ditch will be built in Southwell to try to protect homes from flooding. Southwell Town Council agreed to the ditch for Minster Fields, behind Farthingate. It could potentially reduce the risk of flooding for residents of Harvey’s Field. The town council has become the riparian owner of the stretch of the dyke that… Read more »

Flood victims appeal for help

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Flood victims claim they have been let down by a lack of help towards preventing future damage to their homes. Residents of Harvey’s Field, Southwell, said little progress had been made to solve simple problems that would prevent their homes from flooding. Three homes suffered £1/2m-worth of damage when Potwell Dyke burst its banks after… Read more »