UK floods ‘a wake-up’ call

The leader of the UK’s Labour Party has said the floods bringing misery to parts of southern England are a wake-up call to the government over spending on flood defences.

Speaking on a visit to flood-hit Purley in Berkshire, opposition leader Ed Miliband said the coalition needed to make investment in flood defences a top priority.To view the full story, subscribe now for free or login >>

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