SO, what we all pretty much knew anyway has now been confirmed – Bournemouth has suffered its wettest winter ever.

The news capped off a miserable past few months for Dorset residents.

Thankfully, as yesterday’s glorious Spring-like sunshine showed, it does seem we are over the worst of it.

But the underlying issues thrown up by the terrible weather are still there.

Lessons need to be learned after so many people were affected by floods.

Let’s hope the severity of what we have experienced is taken seriously by those who can ensure it never happens again.