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Holding a crisis meeting with angry farmers and flood-hit homeowners at a farm and wildlife centre that makes willow coffins probably isn't the best political symbolism. But the flooded residents and struggling farmers of the Somerset Levels and a
7 February 2014 0 View comments The Environment Agency was accused last night of putting wildlife before people after it emerged that work to flood defences on the main rail line into Cornwall was delayed so a bird survey could be completed. Just a
Environment Agency chairman Lord Smith is to visit the flood-hit Somerset Levels, as more heavy rain is set to hit parts of the UK. He will make his first trip to the area on Friday since the floods, where 30-40mm (1.2-1.6in) of rain is expected.
The chairman of the Environment Agency, Lord Smith, was publicly rebuked today for suggesting that Britain should favour the town over the country when it came to flood defence spending. Eric Pickles, the Communities Secretary, took issue with Lord
The winds although not much of a feature on this to begin with... will strengthen as we go through Thursday night into Friday morning."...There are about 60 flood warnings in England and Wales and more than 200 flood alerts. In Scotland, there are
David Cameron has seized control of the flooding debacle, ordering the Environment Agency to abandon its opposition to river dredging as he pledged to spend an extra £100 million on flood defences this year. In a bid to reassure voters that he would
He will be joined by representatives from The Prince's Countryside Fund. Thousands of hectares of land remain under water on the Somerset Levels, where whole villages have been cut off. Another unsettled week of wet and windy weather right across the
After violent December storms put a damper on many people's holiday season, this January was the wettest on record for parts of England. Met Office figures for January 1-28 show that southeast and central southern England had more than twice the
The chairman of the Environment Agency says the Government must make a decision on whether to protect town or country, as further wind and rain threatens to bring more misery to flood-hit parts of Britain. defended EA -- but says they must do even
There has been concern about the anti-dredging approach, which has certainly hampered the situation and arguably contributed to it. Natural England has been making that argument and the Environment Agency has not particularly challenged it.'