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2:34pm 25th January 2013

It is feared funding cuts could put more Cornish homes and businesses at risk of flooding.

The government is expected to slash cash used to maintain defences in the Duchy and Devon by £800,000 or a quarter.

Officials are warning it would mean places like Helston, hit by the recent downpours, could be affected more often in the future.

Bert Biscoe, from Cornwall Council said: "What comes to mind is noses, and spiting faces. We cannot afford to have to manage a retreat from rural roads, because down every rural road is a productive business. And productive businesses are what trade you out of recessions.

"Actually, one of the things that the government's go to do is to face up to the fact that what is coming, and what is happening now, causes damage. We must, if we're going to keep society functioning properly and we're going to keep our infastructure rolling properly, then we must invest in it."

2:34pm 25th January 2013

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