By Frances Perraudin

Environmental group Friends of the Earth reveals no funding earmarked for natural flood management despite ministerial pledge

The government has been accused of being “all talk and no action” on flood defences, as the first named storm of the season brought flooding and power cuts to the south of England.

Storm Angus saw gusts of up to 106mph recorded 23 miles off the coast of Margate, while gusts of 80mph hit Langdon Bay, also in Kent.