Widespread flooding across the country has been marked by calls for rivers to be dredged - but not everyone agrees.
Several roads have reopened as flood waters start to fall. Click here for the full list of closures still in force.
A number of roads have reopened as the flood waters start to recede. Here is the full list of closures still in force.
A farmer in Worcester says he has lost the majority of his crops following the severe flooding.
Stephen Watkins was hit in 2007 but says this time round it has been even worse.
He says whole trees have fallen into the river, causing it to slow down and spill over onto his wheat, spring onions, peas and beans crops.
Start of a day without focussing on flooding. Handed over lead to @worcscc as we move into Recovery Phase. Still Multi Agency Approach.
Weekly rain maps. Blue = v wet. Dry start to December now a distant memory! http://t.co/dP10iMIvwe
A Midlands charity is packing donation boxes to send to flood victims in the south of England.
Matts Mission Children's Charity, which is based in Birmingham, has been encouraging local children to send items such as toothpaste and soap, along with a few treats such as chocolate.
The 'Smile in a Box' campaign is also collecting other essentials such as wellies, blankets, tinned food and bottled water.
Flood warnings and alerts are being reduced as water levels fall across the region.
Fifteen flood warnings and 11 flood alerts remain in place for the Midlands - fewer than half the number in place at times last week.
All but one of the warnings issued are for areas lining the River Severn, with the fifteenth issued for the River Frome at Brimscombe and Thrupp.
The Environment Agency has confirmed that river levels are falling, but has urged people to stay alert.
Councils will be able to draw upon a £4m fund to cover the bill for giving residents a rebate while they are out of their homes.
The councils will not be forced to introduce the payment exemptions, Number 10 said.