Charities call for improved drug education in schools as hundreds of children are referred to specialist drug and alcohol services
Report says the cost of getting the local road network back into reasonable condition has soared to £12 billion.
Insurers are to make around £426 million worth of payouts for the destruction caused by severe flooding over Christmas and New Year.
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A flood alert remains in place in Winchester, from Riverside Park to Wharf Mill.
High groundwater locally is feeding into the river and streams. Levels in the city remain at bank full or out of bank in places. An Environment Agency team will be on site today to assess levels an risk to properties.
THE Thames through parts of Oxford remain on flood warning today
The Environment Agency put the section of river between Botley, Hinksey and Grandpont under flood warning yesterday afternoon, with an alert that properties around Iffley facing flooding today and Botley tomorrow.
Twenty six people were evacuated overnight, and fire crews were today still helping those stranded in the park in Yalding, Kent.
It's the third time the park, called "Little Venice", has been flooded this winter.
It comes as rivers across Kent were today still posing a serious threat of flooding, as relentless rain and spring tides combine to put nine areas under immediate risk.
There are flood warnings across the county, including the Great Stour, Nailbourne and Little Stour, Beult, Darent and the Medway.
Families have been evacuated as homes at a caravan park in Kent were submerged in floods.
Firefighters were called out to help those living in a mobile home park at Yalding to safety.
Crews in a fire engine and an inland boat donned dry suits after families became trapped in their homes at The Lees.
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Tests from microbiologists from the University of Reading have found flood waters which contain 60 times the amount of safe bacteria for agricultural water. The water from Moorland in Somerset contained 60,000 to 70,000 bacteria per 100 millilitres.
According to the World Health Organisation agricultural water should have no more than 1,000 bacteria per 100 millilitres. Microbiologist Nathaniel Storey, who carried out the research, said the results were not unexpected given the extent of the flooding.
He said: 'It's perhaps unsurprising considering there's septic tanks in these people's gardens that are overflowing and animals within close proximity. Therefore all this excrement that's in these areas is being dredged up by the floodwater and taken into houses and into gardens.'
The research was commissioned by Sky News.