Then and now pictures reveal the extent of damage floods had on the village of Muchelney in Somerset earlier this year.
Dredging has begun in Somerset, around the River Parrett, which has sparked celebrations among some residents.
A day out at the beach didn't end quite as expected for a family who had to be rescued when their car got stuck in soft sand in Somerset.
The start of dredging the Somerset Levels is "an important milestone" in the Government's attempts to repair the country after December and January's floods.
Dr Paul Leinster, Chief Executive at the Environment Agency, said:
– Dr Paul Leinster
Today is an important milestone in the work to reduce the risk of flooding to people, property and land in Somerset and we welcome the additional money from Government that has allowed us to undertake this further dredging.
The Environment Agency will begin dredging river beds in Somerset today as part of wider Government plans to clear up flood hit parts of the country.
Initial work on a 200-metre stretch of the River Parrett will get underway at 9am, ahead of dredging of an eight kilometre stretch of river near where the Tone and Parrett meet at Burrowbridge.
Dredging - where silt and bottom sediment is removed from the riverbed - is part of the Government's £100m 20 Year Flood Action Plan.
The Environment Agency came under huge criticism for failing to dredge the rivers that drain the floodwaters after the south of England was battered by storms.
Flooding throughout December and January of this year is thought to have affected 6,500 homes and businesses as well as leaving some villages completely cut off from the outside world.
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.
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.
A schoolboy has described the moment a teacher was alleged to have tape over her pupils' mouths.
Student Ryan Knowles claimed his teacher had told him and his classmates to stand in a line while she applied the tape to keep them quiet.
Furious parents are now calling for the teacher to be sacked, with one mother saying she was "disgusted" and a father claiming the incident caused his daughter's lips to bleed.
Rupert Evelyn reports:
A teacher in Somerset has been suspended following claims that tape was put over the mouths of several pupils.
ITV News correspondent Rupert Evelyn tweeted:
Parents at school where teacher allegedly put Sellotape over mouths of children tell me they want the teacher sacked. Suspension not enough
Most of the class at Danesfield school were allegedly "taped-up" by a teacher after refusing to be quiet
Parents claim that a teacher at Danesfield School in Williton, Somerset, said the pupils were being too noisy.
Following the suspension of a teacher at Danesfield School in West Somerset, after reports that some pupils had tape stuck over their mouths, ITV News West Country spoke to one concerned parent, Sarah Gower
Ian Bradbury, Executive Head Teacher of the Quantock Federation, has commented following claims a teacher at Danesfield School in Williton, Somerset, taped pupils mouths shut.
– Ian Bradbury, Executive Head Teacher of the Quantock Federation
We take all allegations concerning the well-being of our children very seriously. An incident happened yesterday which we are investigating thoroughly. A member of staff has been suspended whilst the investigation continues.
My thanks to the numerous parents who have brought this matter to my personal attention and have given their on-going support to us in this challenging situation.