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WM Plant Hire supplied a long reach excavator and operator to clear over 500t of debris from the arches of a Worcester bridge spanning the River Severn
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The prolonged and persistent rainfall in Somerset flooded up to 40 properties last month. With more than twice the average rainfall for the time of year, the Environment Agency said it was doing everything it could to pump water off the Somerset Levels as quickly as river and tide levels allow. Existing flood defences protected over 200m2 of land and 3,500 properties, including in the surrounding towns of Langport, Martock, Ilchester and Ham.
Video | Network Rail work day and night to reinstate storm damaged mainline at DawlishVideoSubscription
Network Rail has said the storm-hit Dawlish railway line could re-open on 4 April, well ahead of schedule.
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NCE’s inaugural UK Water Summit will take place on Tuesday 7 to Wednesday 8 October in London. Book a place today to guarantee your £50 discount.
Widespread flexible working policies would be welcomed by the industry, say respondents to a recent NCE straw poll.
NCE’s app has been relaunched, and thousands of readers have already downloaded to keep ahead of the breaking news as it happens throughout the day.
A Twitter debate hosted by NCE and RMD Kwikform has highlighted the challenges in improving site safety – and the new initiatives being introduced.