Posted at 16:35h
You may have seen the increasingly alarming news that the country's East coast is slowly slipping into the sea. Whole coastal villages have been lost or risk further erosion by the burgeoning North Sea. For example, at one point, Happisburgh in Norfolk was over 20ft from the sea; it's now on the edge of a cliff face. In total, 35 homes have already been lost, and now 900 people risk an enforced removal. The problem for the people in these villages is that they cannot sell their homes. With no further government funding coming for sea protection, there is no other option but to leave the place, and others, to its fate.