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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Pumping continues on Somerset Levels

Pumping continued today at Burrowbridge on the Somerset Levels. Military personnel were drafted into the area last week so assess the situation.

Pumps are still active at Burrowbridge on the Somerset Levels to help alleviate floodwater in fields and drainage ditches. Credit: PA
Pumping is still active at Burrowbridge in Somerset. Credit: PA

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