This summer the UK has been inundated by floods – Whaley Bridge was evacuated amid fears a 200-year-old reservoir could collapse; sinkholes appeared on the M25 and train lines up and down the country closed.
On Wednesday, a Gateshead village high street was transformed into a river.
The UK obsession with the weather is no longer just filling polite chitchat – it’s front-page news too. People debate whether these extreme flooding events are caused by climate change or our ailing Victorian infrastructure.
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