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.

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Paterson 'complains about Environment Agency sniping'

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has complained to Downing Street about Communities Secretary Eric Pickles' criticism of the Environment Agency, the Press Association reports.

Mr Paterson was leading the government response until he was forced to take leave for an eye operation. Mr Pickles is standing in for him on a temporary basis.

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