We join farmer James Winslade as he returns home

The Somerset farmer who fought a losing battle against the rising levels of flood water has returned by boat to see what is now left of his home and business.

All but 45 of James Winslade's 840 acres are now under water. He says if it hadn't been for the help of volunteers, his 500 cattle would have drowned. This from our Somerset correspondent David Woodland.

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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.