Experts dismiss drought related subsidence fears

Following warnings over what could be the 'worst drought in 100 years' this summer, experts have dismissed concerns of a leap in subsidence claims.A spokesman from Norwich Union (NU) described the rumours as a 'seasonal scare story' and despite such precautions as the hosepipe ban in South-east England, NU claimed that: "water shortages are not the same as subsidence. There will be times when we have an event year, but we have not had one since 1976 and we have been asked about this every ye