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Lack of investment could leave 600,000 English properties at risk of flooding

Number of homes at high risk likely to almost double by 2055, warns report by infrastructure commission

In England more than 600,000 properties face flooding in the future without investment in drainage, a report from the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has found.

At the moment, 325,000 English properties have a 60% risk of flooding in the next decade, according to calculations by the NIC, due to a lack of investment in infrastructure.

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Gender diversity in UK tech industry ‘still terrible’, says Martha Lane Fox

Lastminute.com co-founder, now a peer, says little progress has been made in recent decades

The businesswoman and peer Martha Lane Fox has criticised the lack of gender diversity in the UK technology industry, saying it has not progressed in 25 years.

Lady Lane-Fox of Soho shot to prominence in the late 1990s as the co-founder of Lastminute.com, a travel booking website that became one of the symbols of the UK’s 1990s internet boom. However, she said many of the same issues she had experienced then are still prevalent in the tech industry.

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