Tiverton flood defences to be repaired

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A 650m (2,130ft) section of flood defences on the River Exe in Devon is being repaired, the Environment Agency says.

Cracks and some degradation were discovered in the defences at Tiverton during examinations carried out in 2012, the agency said.

The defences in Tiverton were established in 1967 following severe flooding in the area in 1960.

It is expected the work will be finished by the end of May.

The river, in east Devon, burst its banks in several locations during flooding at the end of last year.

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