Environment Agency: 'Could have done better over flooding'

The Environment Agency chairman has admitted to ITV News that "we could have done better" in tackling the flooded areas in Somerset. But Lord Smith defended the agency's priorities, saying they were working with a "purse that was not limitless."

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'Wettest January on record' for parts of England

Some areas of Southern England have experienced their wettest January on record, according to Met Office figures.

A resident walks through the Little Venice Caravan Park in Yalding, Kent, earlier this month. Credit: PA

The area from East Devon to Kent and inland across parts of the midlands has already seen twice the average rainfall for the month, since Met Office records began in 1910.

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