Thousands of England's flood defences in 'poor' condition last year, investigation finds

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Major floods are now expected to be a more or less annual occurrence in parts of England
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Major floods are now expected to be a more or less annual occurrence in parts of England

Flood infrastructure in particularly poor state in areas across northern England which have faced major flood alerts in recent days, Greenpeace finds

More than 3,400 crucial flood defence assets across England were found to be in poor condition after inspection last year, figures seen by Greenpeace's investigative arm Unearthed show. The data, from...

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