THERE are 1,000 homes in Barnsley at risk of flooding, according to alarming new figures.

Of the 1,002 homes identified, 240 are deemed to be at significant risk according to environment group Friends of the Earth.

Campaigners say government spending on flood defences is £500 million less than it should be to keep pace with climate change.

Simon Bowens, of Friends of the Earth, said: "Without proper investment in flood defences, hundreds of thousands more homes could be put at risk of flooding.

"We are asking Barnsley's MPs to support the call for flood defences in line with the risks posed by climate change."