Storm Ciara

Government increases funding for flood-hit farmers

An extra £6m has been made available to farmers affected by flooding earlier this year.

Flooded farm
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Storms Ciara and Dennis brought heavy rain to large swathes of the UK leaving thousands of acres of farmland underwater.

The National Farmers' Union said the government has now pledged £10m in total for those affected.

NFU Deputy President Stuart Roberts said the increase in funding would be a "huge relief" to farmers, some of whom are facing bills of "hundreds of thousands of pounds".

Wettest February on record
Met Office statistics show last month was the wettest February on record with some parts of England seeing more than four times the average February rainfall.