The impact of recent flooding is to be discussed at a summit meeting in Taunton. Three Somerset MPs will join councils and other authorities to see how groups can work together in future. The event starts at the County Ground later this morning.
It's going to take months to put right flood damage caused to Exmoor National Park. Some paths and bridges have been swept away. The cost of repairs is expected to reach more than a £100,000.
Meanwhile Somerset County Council is preparing to rebuild the historic Tarr Steps after more than half of the clapper bridge was destroyed. Our Somerset Correspondent, David Woodland reports:
One of Exmoor's most iconic landmarks has been swept away by the recent flooding. The ancient clapper bridge, Tarr Steps, was demolished after fallen trees pushed up against the giant stones.
Three quarters of the bridge has gone and will have to be rebuilt.
First Great Western has just issued this statement:
A forecast of high winds and torrential rain has forced the cancellation of tomorrow's formal Christmas lights switch on in Plymouth city centre. Organisers say they've decided to cancel in the interests of public safety. Special late night park and ride services have been withdrawn.
The Christmas lights will still be switched on tomorrow evening and late night shopping will begin as planned. A spokesman for the Plymouth City Centre Company said they hoped to reschedule the entertainment programme that was due to accompany the official switch-on.