HRH The Princess Royal has officially switched on the Diamond Jubilee Fountain at Clovelly at the start of her North Devon visit today. The fountain has been newly restored and is dedicated to her mother HM Queen Elizabeth II.
Princess Anne will be in North Devon today. The Princess Royal will be in Clovelly to open a fountain in honour of the Queen. She'll also unveil a plaque in remembrance of mariners who lost their lives near the town in the 19th century.
This afternoon she'll move on to Barnstaple to open a new play park.
The Environment Agency has done such a poor job in their response to the Somerset floods that they should be disbanded, a local landlord has told Daybreak.
Jim Winkworth said residents had been promised an action for future floods at the beginning of 2013, but it never materialised.
18 Royal Marines from 40 Commando are heading to Stanmore Bank on the Somerset Levels where they will be working to reinforce the existing structure with sandbags and protect it from overtopping.
It will take approximately 2 or 3 hours for them to reinforce up to a 2 kilometre stretch of wall.
They also have 2 large vehicles with them.
The Chair of the Environment Agency Lord Smith will visit Somerset tomorrow:
150 properties are being asked to evacuate at North moor and Fordgate on the Somerset Levels.
Council officers and Police are going door-to-door knocking.
A rest centre has been set up at North Petherton Bowls Centre.
Prince Charles was in the West Country today offering support and sympathy to those affected by the flooding on the Somerset levels. He met with residents, farmers and people from the emergency services as the area continues to cope with what's been more than a month of rising water.
The Prince of Wales is donating fifty thousand pounds from his countryside fund to those affected by the flooding. Our Somerset Correspondent David Woodland reports.
Downing Street have tiptoed around the comments from Prince Charles about how long residents in Somerset have had to wait to get a response to the flooding.
A spokesman said the Prime Minister "has repeatedly said that the situation is unacceptable" and "desperate."
He said the government is "working as hard as possible" to resolve the problem and added: "The local communities will have welcomed the Prince of Wales' visit."
Prince Charles has said the "tragedy" in flood-hit Somerset "is that nothing happened for so long" to help as he met local residents, farmers and emergency services personnel who have been affected.
Speaking at a reception, the Prince of Wales said: "There's nothing like a jolly good disaster to get people to start doing something. The tragedy is that nothing happened for so long."
Earlier, Charles offered his support to the region by pledging a £50,000 donation which will be used to provide emergency relief grants to small businesses and those affected by the flooding.
Prince Charles has been transported by boat to the cut-off village of Muchelney in Somerset.
The prince was then given a tour of the area on the back of a tractor, to see for himself what locals have had to deal with in the flood-hit region.
The Prince of Wales was meeting residents, farmers and business owners in his tour of Somerset.