Environment Agency head has 'no intention of resigning'

Speaking on a visit to the Somerset Levels, the chairman of the Environment Agency Lord Smith said:

I have no intention of resigning because I'm very proud of the work the Environment Agency and its staff have been doing right round the country in the face of the most extreme weather.

– Lord Smith, chairman, Environment Agency

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Prime Minister ' very sorry' for flood suffering

David Cameron has said he is "very sorry about any way people have suffered" during the floods, as he reiterated the Government's stance that money is no object in the relief effort.