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Somerset church leaders write to PM on floods

By a staff reporter

CHURCH leaders in Somerset, one of the counties worst affected by recent storms and flooding, have written to the Prime Minister to call for measures to be taken to prevent any repetition of an emergency on this scale.

They acknowledge that flooding has long been a frequent occurrence in low-lying areas of the Somerset Levels, and would continue to be, but said: "The floods do not need to last as long as these have."

Some villages on the Levels have been cut off for more ...

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