A family is rescued from the centre of York by boat during severe flooding
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UK floods: Government pledges £40m to fix defences

The government has announced that £40m will be spent to help bolster defences in Yorkshire, one of the areas worst affected by recent flooding.

Thousands of homes across northern England were affected after Storm Eva hit on Boxing Day.

The £40m package for Yorkshire comes on top of £50m funding to help local authorities.

Chris Mason reports.

  • 03 Jan 2016
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