A car stuck in floodwater on the Somerset Levels that became one of the enduring images of the recent weather crisis appears to have been sold for £101,100 on the online auction site eBay.
Its owner Hubert Zajaczkowski, had to abandon the car on his way home from work at the helicopter company AgustaWestland in Yeovil on Christmas Eve.
The money raised will go to a flood relief charity.
A £20m package to protect the Somerset Levels from flooding is a “big step forward”, the head of the county council has said.
John Osman welcomed the move from ministers, which he said was “bringing hope to our flood-hit communities”.
The Environment Secretary has announced a £20.5m package to help protect the Somerset Levels from flooding.
Owen Paterson said the 'key thing' for local people was that the Rivers Tone and Parrett would now be dredged as soon as possible.
The Prime Minister is being urged to back a £100 million package to protect the Somerset Levels from more devastating floods.
Bridgwater and West Somerset MP Ian Liddell-Grainger, who will deliver the 20-year plan to Downing Street later, said he was confident the Government would support the measures.
"The Prime Minister made it very clear that money would be no object on this," he sad.
"If we are going to secure the Levels for the future we are going to have to do this.
"We are one of the biggest economies in the world. We can afford it.
"The Prime Minister is fully aware of the cost of putting the Levels back and securing it."
An action plan from residents calls for a new tidal barrier at Bridgwater, raising the level of key roads and extensive dredging of rivers.
The insurance giant Aviva has revealed it is handling £60 million of claims from damage caused by the UK's floods and storms so far this year.
But despite the wide-scale disruption, the firm said the figure is in line with the amount it normally sets aside for weather events in January and February.
Chief executive Mark Wilson said: "Our overriding focus is to help our customers affected by the bad weather and our teams of loss adjustors, surveyors and claims experts - the largest in the UK - have been on hand seven days a week, offering advice and support."
Among other insurers, Direct Line Group has said it is expecting a hit of up to £110 million from the storms and floods since the start of the year. The December storms in the UK had a £60 million operating profit impact, although this was offset by better weather earlier in the year.
An escaped raccoon has been found five weeks after her escape from the Tropiquaria wildlife park in Somerset.
The 18-month-old raccoon, named Missy, had burrowed out of her enclosure after the ground softened due to flooding.
She was discovered sleeping in a disused building behind the Tropiquaria enclosure, and could only be tempted back into her cage by her favourite dog biscuits.
The tourism infrastructure has been largely unaffected by flooding, VisitEngland chief executive James Berresford said, as the Government pledged another £2 million to support local businesses.
Mr Berresford added: "Our message to customers is 'Business as usual'. Despite many areas having been affected by bad weather and some travel disruption, the tourism infrastructure is largely unaffected."
Tourism businesses affected by the floods are to be given £2 million of Government support fund to "get back on their feet as quickly as possible", the Culture Secretary said.
Maria Miller said: "Experts will be put on the ground to help small businesses with practical advice and communications while a bespoke Easter marketing will bring people back to the areas hit."