Research has identified the 20 places in Britain most at risk from flooding. The Times

Analysis of official data by Channel 4’s Dispatches revealed that Boston, Lincolnshire, was the most susceptible to flood waters, with 57% of homeowners at significant risk – described as having a one in 75 chance of flooding in any given year.

In Boston, a market town with a population of about 65,000, 15,906 homes fall into this category. In Windsor and Maidenhead, second on the list, one homeowner in five faces the same level of danger.