Bradford on Avon's flood defences hold firm

Flood warnings remain in place across large parts of the region as the West Country once again takes a battering from winter storms.

Flood defences at Bradford on Avon have so far proved successful.

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Badger cull protestors use flood visit to lobby Paterson

Signs reading 'Sack Paterson' and 'Paterson out' are placed in bushes Credit: ITV News Westcountry

Anti badger cull activists used today's visit to Somerset by Environment Secretary Owen Paterson to display messages demanding his resignation.

Mr Paterson was in the county to meet those affected by flooding. The placards were put up in hedges along his route to North Moor pumping station.

Another sign calls for Owen Paterson's resignation Credit: ITV News Westcountry

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