A builder has been ordered to pay £2,500 for opening a sluice gate on the Somerset Levels at the height of the floods.Read the full story ›
Thousands of flood victims across our region are facing spiralling insurance premiums this winter - while others can't get any insurance at all.
That's despite more assurances from David Cameron in the aftermath of the winter storms that hit Devon and Cornwall - and months of flooding on the Somerset Levels.
But some are now facing a fivefold increase in their premiums - or are facing winter without any cover. Here's David Woodland.
A fifth of the 126 flood victims at Moorland on the Somerset Levels haven't been able to get buildings insurance this year. Others have seen huge hikes in premiums even if they didn't flood.
The swollen River Parrett runs next to Rebecca Horsington's Farmhouse but it has never flooded the house, as it overflows in the other direction.
Despite that she was told her insurance would rise from £425 to £3500.
It makes a nonsense of what has happened here because we have had the dredge happen, we've had flood defences put in, so really our flood risk is a lot lower than it was before the floods hit and therefore the insurance premiums should be reflecting that.
Flooding fears are on the rise on the Somerset Levels as people endure increased river levels and a week of rain.
The rain, which started on Monday, is set to continue until the weekend but agencies say that a repeat of February's flooding is currently unlikely.
The River Parrett is rising at Burrowbridge and some fields nearby are partially flooded. But the Environment Agency says there isn't a major risk.
There may be further isolated showers over the next few days but river levels are dropping and the risk of flooding is very low. We'll continue to monitor river levels closely and keep local communities informed.
In Somerset, some agricultural floodplain is currently storing water as a result of planned management of river levels. This is completely normal for this time of year. We are not expecting any properties to flood. It would take very heavy rainfall over a long period of time to put homes at risk.
As flood victim Bryony Sadler finally returns home to the Somerset Levels, we take a look at her nine month ordeal.Read the full story ›
Flood victim Bryony Sadler will finally move back into her house on the Somerset Levels today.
Bryony and her family were forced to leave their home in the flooded village of Moorland in February. ITV will be following the family as they move back in - and we will bring you their story on our programme tonight at 6pm.
Dozens of communities repeatedly blighted by flooding are still not getting the protection they deserve, according to a report out today.Read the full story ›
A new report has criticised the amount of money being spent on some flooding projects by the Environment Agency.
According to the National Audit Office, many schemes are only being maintained to a 'minimal level' because they only protect a few homes.
The Agency has defended its record, insisting it is making record levels of investment.
Ian Liddell-Grainger says he intends to confront the Environment Secretary, Liz Truss, about a commitment to provide £3 million to set up a new Somerset Rivers Board, and to support a tidal barrage across the river Parrett at Bridgwater.
He says these are needed to prevent a repeat of last winter's flooding.
What I need is for the Secretary of State to say we will make absolutely sure you get the interim funding. We'll agree on the setting up and the start date, which I think is fairly non-contentious. But we will also make sure that that barrage, and funding, will be made available in the near future through the autumn statement.
A Somerset MP has criticised the Environment Secretary for what he regards as a failure to promise money for further flood prevention work.
Ian Liddell-Grainger says he intends to confront Liz Truss about a commitment to provide £3 million to set up a new Somerset rivers board, and to support a tidal barrage across the River Parrett at Bridgwater.