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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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Western and southern areas set for more rain and wind

Western and southern parts of the UK will be battered by more rain and wind over the weekend, the Met Office has warned.

A rain alert has been issued for much of the south coast of England, parts of Wales and Northern Ireland for the next two days.

Rain and wind warnings issued by the Met Office for the next three days Credit: Met office

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