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Somerset flooding: Who should pay to protect Somerset?

Proposals for a new organisation to oversee flood protection measures in Somerset have been approved by the local authority.

The planned Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) forms part of the county council's 20-year Flood Action Plan.

However Communities Minister, Eric Pickles has said that council tax should not be raised while the Environment Secretary Liz Truss has said local authorities should contribute.

Clinton Rogers reports for BBC's Points West.

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