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Worcester flood defences finished

Flood defences have been completed for a road in Worcestershire badly affected in the summer 2007 floods.

The Environment Agency began work in July 2008 to protect 13 homes and six businesses in Hylton Road, Worcester.

It used 14,000 tonnes of clay from Upton Marina to create defensive flood banks and walls.

It said it had some landscaping work outstanding, but if the river were to rise again the new bank would offer immediate flood protection.

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