The village of Muchelney on the flooded Somerset Levels has been cut off for nearly a month. Residents wanting to leave the village to go shopping have had to rely on an hourly boat service.

Council chiefs hit out at government agencies and the Environment Agency for failing to help.

Environment secretary Owen Paterson was heckled by angry locals on a visit to a pumping station. Paterson admitted the government could have done more to help residents - and that some rivers in the county should have been dredged.