South West battered by more storms

The South West has been hit by more storms. There's been widespread disruption on the trains and damage to coastal areas.

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Scale of Levels flooding revealed

The huge scale of the flooding still affecting the Somerset Levels has been revealed by a series of aerial pictures.

ITV reporter Simon Harris took these pictures whilst in a light aircraft on Sunday morning.

Heavy rain earlier in the week caused yet more misery. Credit: Simon Harris / ITV News
Thousands of acres of farm land is underwater. Credit: Simon Harris / ITV News
Many residents want large sale dredging of the rivers. Credit: Simon Harris / ITV News
Some areas have been underwater for more than a month. Credit: Simon Harris / ITV News

'Open for business'

After weeks of extreme weather, the tourism industry in the south west was basking in some rare sunshine for the start of the schools' half term holiday.

Everyone involved is anxious to promote the message that the region is very much open for business.

John Andrews reports.


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Walkers warned to keep away from landslip

The cliff is notorious for landslips Credit: PA

Part of a Dorset beach has been cordoned off following a "large" cliff fall.

The landslip on East Cliff Beach, West Bay, happened on Saturday afternoon

Coastguards, the fire service and police were at the scene and people have been urged to stay away from the cliffs.

It is not yet known if anyone was hurt. A coastguard helicopter was used "to determine the state of the remaining cliffs", Solent Coastguard said.

Watch manager Andy Jenkins said: "We did have a report that two people were missing in the area, but they have now been accounted for."

Cliff fall at nearby Burton Bradstock in 2012 Credit: ITV Meridian

The slip at the East Cliff of East Beach is about a mile along the coast from where Charlotte Blackman, from Derbyshire, died in the Burton Bradstock landslip in 2012.

Another slip at Burton Bradstock happened in January.

Rail disruption continues

First Great Western is warning of 'continued disruption' on 'all services' in Devon and Cornwall.

Signalling problems, safety checks as well as the ongoing major track problems in Dawlish are also causing long delays and disruption to journeys.

Everyone is being urged to check before they travel.

Your stormy weather photos

Here's a selection of your stormy weather photos.

Please post them on our Facebook page, tweet us or email with 'storm damage' in the subject line.

The Cobb at Lyme Regis. Credit: Jess Douglas
Damage to Penzance's promenade. Credit: Sally Trevithick
Parts of the damaged promenade wall at Penzance. Credit: John Pilkington
The force of the waves damaged this seat on Penzance's promenade. Credit: Fotomaze Photo Agency
Tree falls on top of a warehouse in Truro. Credit: Dan Combellack


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