Details of work to prevent future flooding in part of Gloucestershire will be revealed later today.
The Environment Agency has agreed to remove silt from rivers in the Tewkesbury area to cut the risk of flooding, and protect homes and businesses.
The Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has lost his job in David Cameron's cabinet reshuffle.
The Conservative minister came under intense pressure, following his handling of the flooding on the Somerset levels, and also received criticism for the horsemeat scandal andthe unsuccessful badger culls.
The Environment Secretary Owen Paterson pledged today that the dredging of two important rivers on the Somerset Levels WOULD be completed by October, as promised.
That's despite the fact that only 10% of the work has been completed in the seven weeks so far. The Environment Agency says it's preparing to bring in four more dredging teams to help get the job done. Bob Constantine reports.
Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has been to see dredging work being carried out on the Somerset Levels today following concerns that the work had got off to a slow start.
The Environment Agency is dredging five miles of the rivers Tone and Parrett to make the water flow more easily and hopefully prevent a repeat of last winter's floods.
Mr Paterson said that, although only 10% of the work had been completed so far, it would be finished on schedule by the end of October and the number of dredgers would be increased from two to six in the coming weeks.
Environment Secretary Owen Paterson will be meeting with the Environment Agency in Somerset today.
He'll be discussing the progress of new flood defence work on the Levels after it was revealed only 5% of dredging had been completed.
They say they're confident it will be completed on time.
Farmers affected by flooding on the Somerset Levels are still waiting for Government relief money.Read the full story ›
People living along the River Severn in Gloucestershire say flooding there will get worse in future if nothing is done.
Today they met with officials to put forward plans which might help alleviate the problem and protect their land. Ken Goodwin reports.
Work has started to repair gravestones in the Somerset village of Moorland which were damaged by the floods.
Usually families have to pay for maintenance but church charities have joined with a local stonemason to do the work for free. Ten gravestones need urgent repairs.
Local vicar, Revd Jane Haslam said: “Knowing that these families have enough on their plate the church decided to try and sort out the urgent repairs for them and relieve them of the work and the cost.
"The work will be the first phase of enhancing the churchyard following the recent flooding.
"We would like to thank everyone who has helped in this matter as it will be much appreciated by those who are going through so much.”
A Gloucestershire pub closed by the floods since christmas has finally reopened. The owner says it's been the longest she's been cut off.Read the full story ›
The river severn is almost back to normal after almost three months of being in flood. These shots around Lower Lode near Tewkesbury show what it looked like then...and now that the flood plains have emptied.