Part of the new flood defences around the River Trent
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River Trent flood defence scheme to open in Nottingham

13 September 2012 Last updated at 10:48 BST

A three year project to raise flood barriers along a 27km (16 miles) stretch of the River Trent is nearly complete, according to the Environment Agency.

The £45m scheme will protect 16,000 homes on the river's north bank around Nottingham.

Flooding in 2000 damaged hundreds of homes and businesses in the area.

Anthony Bartram reports.