UK floods: Danny Alexander on 'unprecedented' investment

Funding for more than 1,400 flood defence projects to protect 300,000 homes has been announced by the Treasury.

Ministers say the "vital" £2.3bn investment - not made up of new money - will help prevent £30bn of damage.

Major projects to be allocated cash include the Thames Estuary, being given £196m, and Humber Estuary, given £80m.

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander described the investment as "an unprecedented, long-term capital investment in flood defences".

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