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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Environment Secretary expected to meet flood victims

The Minister for the Environment Owen Paterson is expected to meet flood victims later. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson, is expected to meet those who have fallen victim to flooding in Somerset.

Farmers and MPs have been calling for Mr Paterson to come to the south west to see the extent of the damage himself.

It's thought he'll be holding talks with farmers in the area this morning.

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