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Update: Reconnecting in the North East of England

The B6344 at Rothbury was closed on 26 December 2012 after it cracked in four places and slid towards the river.

Deemed “highly unstable”, it has been closed since and will remain shut until at least August 2015.
BBC News Website 26 December 2013: Landslip-hit Rothbury road: ‘Life goes on’ for community

Well August 2015 came and went. So what happened today deserving an update? Read more…


Would this happen in the South East?

Work to repair a road that has been closed for two years will begin in February, Northumberland County Council has said.

A landslip on Boxing Day 2012 damaged a section of the B6344 at Crag End, Rothbury.

The road was one of the main routes into the town.
BBC News Website 8 December 2014 : Rothbury landslip damaged road to be repaired

We have had floods in the North East and Cumbria (Morpeth, Carlisle, Cockermouth) and mains water disconnected from a major North Eastern market town for almost two weeks (Hexham) and the response was shall we say “leisurely”. Yet when we had floods in Berkshire and Somerset – almost instant Government support. Read more…

“Whatever it costs”

Our dear Prime Minister is deeply concerned about the flooding in the Thames Valley around Oxfordshire (where his constituency is), Buckinghamshire and Berkshire (where Theresa May’s constituency is).

Money is no object in this relief effort. Whatever money is needed we will spend it.
BBC News Website 11 February 2014: UK floods: PM says money ‘no object’ in relief effort

Nice to know. Read more…

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