The Prime Minister has been defending his Government's response to the flooding crisis sweeping the region. During PMQs at the House of Commons he has been questioned about the Environment Agency, and the looming cuts to its staffing levels.
David Cameron has also reiterated his pledge on money being no object when dealing with problem. He said he did not want homeowners to worry.
Mark Thatcher has expressed thanks for the "warm" messages of support received in the wake of his mother's death.
He said: "These messages often convey personal stories and vignettes of part of the journey of my mother’s life and we are all enormously grateful for the warmth that these messages of convey and they will be a source of encouragement and strength as we face the inevitable days ahead.
Mark Thatcher says his mother would be "humbled" by the presence of The Queen at her funeral.
He added: "I would like to say how enormously proud and equally grateful we are that Her Majesty has agreed to attend the ceremony next week in St Paul’s and I know my mother would be greatly honoured as well as humbled by her presence."