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  • Tories ‘create north-south divide’ in flood responses

    THE government was accused yesterday of creating another north-south divide in its response to the weekend floods which have devastated northern England.
    In Leeds, which was badly hit as the River Aire overflowed, the city’s Labour council leader accused...

    Tuesday 29th Dec 2015

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Hundreds of thousands raised for flood-hit families

    COMMUNITY groups have chipped in hundreds of thousands of pounds to help victims of the flooding in northern England.
    The flood recovery fund appeal, run by the Community Foundation for Lancashire, has raised about £130,000 to contribute to clean-up...

    Tuesday 29th Dec 2015

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Myopic cuts to flood defences

    DEVASTATING floods submerging city centres and ruining homes are occurring with ever greater frequency in Britain.
    With tedious inevitability, we hear from David Cameron that the government has done all it can to prevent floods and to protect people from them...

    Tuesday 29th Dec 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Everyday heroes rescue the north

    Selfless Yorkshire communities are rallying round those who’ve lost everything, finds PETER LAZENBY

    Tuesday 29th Dec 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • ‘War zone’ village prepares for more

    LANCASHIRE villagers remained on high alert yesterday after being told they could face further flooding in what they feel is already a “war zone.”
    Croston was bracing itself for more rain after three severe flood warnings — meaning danger to...

    Tuesday 29th Dec 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain


    Osborne’s genius housing plan? Build on flood zones while cutting defences

    Friday 11th Dec 2015

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • Prentis slams cuts to public services

    by Our News Desk

    WORKERS who helped people affected by last weekend’s storm and flooding in southern Scotland and northern England were praised yesterday by the leader of Britain’s biggest public-service union Unison.

    But Dave Prentis also condemned...

    Wednesday 9th Dec 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Man’s death sparks row over flood defences

    THE body of a man who lost his life in the Desmond storm floods was found in the swollen River Kent yesterday.

    The tragedy led the government to pledge it would “look again” into flood defences, while Labour pointed the finger at the Prime Minister’s “broken...

    Tuesday 8th Dec 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Carlisle players to help local flood victims

    Carlisle players and staff will be on hand tomorrow afternoon to help anyone in the Cumbria area who has been affected by Storm Desmond over the weekend.

    Following their 5-0 victory in the FA Cup yesterday, the players voiced their concerns to those in charge at the club about the...

    Monday 7th Dec 2015

    posted by Kadeem Simmonds in Sport

  • France: 16 dead in floods after downpours on riviera

    FLASH floods have killed at least 16 people on the French riviera, President Francois Hollande said yesterday.

    Thunderstorms dropped 6.7 inches of rain over the Cannes region on Saturday night — equivalent to two months’ rainfall in ordinary circumstances — leading...

    Monday 5th Oct 2015

    posted by Morning Star in World