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Work has begun on an £18 million flood defence project in Newhaven in East Sussex.
The scheme, backed by the Environment Agency, will reduce flood risks to more than 800 homes, businesses and vital infrastructure in the area.
The project has been through two years of development including consultation with the local community and is due to be completed in 2019.
Beaver family will be released in the Forest of Dean to stop a village from flooding, with potential for further such schemes to follow.
Severe weather warning issued for Scotland, with yellow weather warning of heavy rain in northern England and north-west Wales