UK floods: PM pledges £40m to fix defences
3 January 2016
From the section UK
The prime minister visited York last week to meet flood relief workers
Flood defences “overwhelmed” by recent record rainfall will be fixed and bolstered in a £40m package of spending, the prime minister has said.
Thousands of homes across northern England were hit by flooding after Storm Eva hit on Boxing Day.
The £40m package for Yorkshire comes on top of £50m funding to help local authorities’ response to the floods.
Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has accused David Cameron of providing only a “short-term fix” for the problem.
And the leader of Leeds …read more
Source:: BBC UK