People on the Somerset Levels
are suffering this year because of the change in our climate.
Mr Rees said he had been in contact with Somerset Levels
agricultural flood recovery co-ordinator Abigail Vickery who had told him the fodder they had already received from West Wales farmers "has been a lifeline for them and has helped keep the fodder bank full".
The event takes place at a dairy farm in Pilton, which is on the edge of the Somerset Levels
that have been submerged by the devastating floods.
The point I'm making is that there are more rural areas struggling to keep their heads above water than the Somerset Levels
. Local farmers, in common with the Prince of Wales, our Countryman King-to-be, are in no doubt as to the culprit: the Environment Agency and its rigid 'no dredging' policy.
THE military were being drafted into the Somerset Levels
last night - as forecasters warn of further torrential downpours.
JANUARY'S extreme rainfall figures and the inundation of the Somerset Levels
and elsewhere raise important issues that our planners in the KirKlees Planning Dept would do well to consider before maKing their now customary recommendations for approval of development to the various council planning groups.
EIGHT abandoned vehicles have been discovered during the clean-up on the Somerset Levels
after devastating flooding.
For months before this recent onslaught of rain, people on the Somerset Levels
were calling on the Environment Agency and the Government to carry out proper dredging.
The severe weather which has hit the UK, resulting in large areas of flooding on the Somerset Levels
, shows little chance of easing until next week, the Met Office warned.
THE Prince of Wales offered his support to flood-hit residents on the Somerset Levels
by pledging a PS50,000 donation today.
It came as the south west of England and Somerset Levels
were hit by further flooding yesterday.
RESIDENTS say they are "relieved and encouraged" by the start of dredging on the flood-hit Somerset Levels
and Moors yesterday morning.