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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.
A controversial proposal for MPs and peers to vacate the traditional home of parliament is the subject of a free vote in the Commons this week.
The Environment Agency has announced plans to map England’s entire landscape by 2020, using the data to assess flood risk and inform conservation work.
Margaret and Simon Barrett says...