Deja Vu: Time to get it right

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These photos aren’t from this year’s Carlisle floods but from 2005, when we were living in Carlisle, and woke to find ourselves on an island in the middle of the city, looking down on metres deep water. Please can the Environment Agency now be given the funds to put in defences up to the job – no flannel – and funds be made available to help the most distressed. How about paying the rental of homeless uninsured folk to stay in holiday lets (whose landlords will also be losing out).