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Flood defences order for Yorkshire firm

Flood defences made in West Yorkshire are to be used to combat flooding in Somerset.

Hesco Bastion Ltd, a Leeds-based firm, is producing hundreds of the cages for an Environment Agency order.

A wire cage is lined with fabric and filled with earth or sand when in situ.

The defences are said to be quicker to deploy than the traditional method of stacking sandbags.

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