- 12 updates
Greenpeace UK executive director John Sauven has said that it has been clear for many years that "climate change loads the dice in favour of more frequent extreme weather events like floods."
Mr Sauven said that the "Government's own experts are making the link" meaning that the "the climate-sceptic quacks at the heart of David Cameron's Cabinet have nowhere left to hide".
He said: "Far from being an eccentric intellectual quirk, climate change denial is a grave risk to the future well-being and security of the people of Britain."
He said that the Government's failure to invest in making Britain more resilient to the impacts of climate change is a "grave blunder that should trigger immediate questions about the competence of the ministers in charge".
The martial arts club which Zane Gbangbola attended has issued a statement on its website confirming the 7-year-old's death.
The cause of death of a seven-year-old boy who died after falling ill in his flood-hit home is still unknown, Surrey Police has said.
Police are investigating whether flooding was a factor in the death of the boy, named locally as Zane Gbangbola. Chief Superintendent Dave Miller said:
Tributes have been paid to a seven-year-old boy who died after falling ill in his flood-hit home. Police are investigating whether flooding was a factor in the death of the boy, named locally as Zane Gbangbola.
Officers have refused to be drawn on whether carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator pumping out flood water from his home may have been to blame.
Anoop Hothi, 31, taught Zane martial arts at the Sport Martial Arts Academy in Egham, which he joined aged five. Mr Hothi, also a neighbour of Zane's family, said: "Little Zane was an absolute joy to teach, and it's children like him who make teaching so much more rewarding.
"I'm sure his school teachers would say the same thing. He was a lovely boy, and he came from good, caring parents".
The Government's public health agency is assisting police in Surrey with its investigation into the sudden death of a seven-year-old boy in flood-hit Chertsey.
Police said the flooding was "one line of inquiry" they were pursuing in relation to the boy's death.
Police have refused to speculate on suggestions that flooding may have been a factor in the death of a seven-year-old boy in Chertsey, Surrey.
Earlier, police advised anyone local to Thameside, Chertsey, who is feeling unwell and showing signs of diarrhoea and fever to seek medical help.
Chief Superintendent Dave Miller said there was no indication at this stage that the boy's death was linked to flooding, but admitted circumstances remained unclear.
Police cordons and road closures remain in place in the flood-hit town of Chertsey, Surrey where a seven-year-old fell ill before dying in hospital as a result of an unknown illness.
The boy's parents are in a serious condition, which is not believed to be life-threatening, in St. Peter's Hospital in Chertsey.
Poliec said flooding was "one line of inquiry" relating to the boy's death, and refused to be drawn on whether the illness was due to carbon monoxide poisoning.
Fifteen people, including two police officers, were taken to hospital as a precaution.
A local man claims to have seen a yellow hose hanging from the ground-floor window of the property where a seven-year-old boy, who has died from a mystery illness, lived.
The boy's parents are said to be in a serious condition, while police have suggested that recent flooding may have been a factor in the emergency.
IT worker David North, 45, who works in Chertsey, said: "I was taking photographs of the flooding in the local area. As I turned up, there was a higher-than-normal police presence.
"Officers were blocking direct access to some of the roads and they were being quite forceful about where you could and couldn't go. I saw a yellow hose coming from the front window on the ground floor. Whether it was pumping out water or something else, I don't know."
Mr North said he believed the incident was discovered while "evacuations were being carried out due to the flooding."
The area where a seven-year-old boy has died and his parents hospitalised with a mystery illness has been affected by flooding.
Police have said the recent weather conditions was "one line of inquiry" they were pursuing relating to the boy's death.
Chief Superintendent Dave Miller urged anyone local to Thameside, Chertsey, who is feeling unwell and showing signs of diarrhoea and fever to seek medical help.
A South East Coast Ambulance spokeswoman said the boy was found to be in a "very serious condition" when crews arrived, but refused to be drawn on the cause of the illness.
Police remain at the location and road closures are in place.
Police have said the cause of the illness which killed a seven-year-old boy and hospitalised two adults, thought to be his parents, is currently unknown and refused to rule out a link to flooding in the local area.
Chief Superintendent Dave Miller said it was "very sad" that the child had died and said his thoughts were with his parents who are currently ill in hospital.