Ed Miliband in Somerset today to discuss flood insurance

The Labour Leader, Ed Miliband, is visiting Somerset flood victims today to discuss insurance claims. His visit coincides with a Downing Street summit on the issue.

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Volunteers rescue fire brigade on flooded levels

The Fire Brigade have had to be rescued by volunteers after one of their amphibious vehicles went too deep into floodwaters on the Somerset Levels.

The Flood Levels Action Group used their tracked vehicle to tow the fire brigade to safety at Burrowbridge. It's not clear how long the vehicle will be out of action, or how much repairs will cost.

Andy Maynard from the Flooding on the Levels Action Group was involved in the rescue:

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