News Debris washed up by flood water in Moorland, where 40 square miles of the Somerset Levels remain underwater

Officials were told 12 months ago that rivers posed a serious risk but failed to take any action

Virtual solution to a data dilemma

How to upgrade IT systems without wasting time or money on any unnecessary features

101 Albums That Changed Popular Music, By Chris Smith

Though its textbook appearance suggests that this is yet another volume from America's burgeoning rock academia, Smith is actually a US music journalist. He can write well and has a keen eye for a good quote. Bono: "Some bands went to art school. We went to Brian Eno."

Millions of homes 'at risk of flooding'

One in six homes in England is at risk of flooding, the Environment Agency warned today.

Talks poised to take caravan parks out of private equity firm's control

Talks to restructure Park Resorts, the ailing private equity-backed caravan group, are believed to have reached a critical juncture, sources close to the situation have said.

TV adverts for personal loans face ban

Advertising regulator to crackdown on 'irresponsible' lending offers

Forgiven: The belated rehabilitation of Jeremy Thorpe

As the Lib Dems prepare to mark the ex-leader's 80th birthday, David Randall recalls his bizarre fall

Celtic's exit leaves Strachan shaken

St Mirren 1 Celtic 0

Nakamura hat-trick helps Celtic run riot

Celtic 7 St Mirren 0

Leading article: Lessons from Dunwich

The fate of Dunwich, the Suffolk town that disappeared under the sea and whose church bells, according to legend, are heard tolling beneath the waves, has long exercised a hold on the English imagination. There is something melancholy about the sea silently wresting back land that we have made our own, which is why Chris Smith's warnings on the future scale of coastal erosion are likely to inspire a good deal of dread.

Burnham questions: The Secretary of State for Culture takes a bow

Three months into the job, the new Culture Secretary is staggered by Tory plans to end impartial news on commercial television, but open-minded about top-slicing the licence fee. He is also, as a northerner, a big fan of 'The Royle Family'.

Jerwood Contemporary Painters, Jerwood Space, London<br />Tess Jaray, Lyon & Turnbull, London

The Jerwood's selection has some wonderful works in it, but some are, frankly, icky and others aren't paintings at all

St Johnstone 1 St Mirren 1: Platini heads for exit too early for Dorman

No sooner had Michel Platini slipped away from the ground, than Andy Dorman conjured up a sublime goal that sent this Scottish Cup quarter-final to a replay next Tuesday night. The Frenchman left with 20 minutes to go and missed Dorman restoring parity in Perth after Liam Craig's first-half penalty.

Rangers 4 St Mirren 0: Whittaker at double as Rangers cruise on

Steven Whittaker doubled his tally for the season yesterday to send Rangers seven points clear at the top of the Scottish Premier League and heap the pressure on title rivals Celtic who face Falkirk today. "I'll feel a lot better if we still have that lead on Monday morning," said Rangers manager, Walter Smith.

Lamb cutlets Reform

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Mandela, the statue without a home

As the finishing touches are put to the £400,000 sculpture, the capital's authorities are still arguing about where to put it
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Chancellor George Osborne, along with the Prime Minister, have been 'complacently claiming the economy is now fixed', according to shadow Chancellor Ed Balls
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Dress the Gaza situation up all you like, but the truth hurts

Robert Fisk on Gaza conflict

Dress the situation up all you like, but the truth hurts
Save the tiger: Tiger, tiger burning less brightly as numbers plummet

Tiger, tiger burning less brightly

When William Blake wrote his famous poem there were probably more than 100,000 tigers in the wild. These days they probably number around 3,200
5 News's Andy Bell retraces his grandfather's steps on the First World War battlefields

In grandfather's footsteps

5 News's political editor Andy Bell only knows his grandfather from the compelling diary he kept during WWI. But when he returned to the killing fields where Edwin Vaughan suffered so much, his ancestor came to life
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart reveals she has flying robot ... to take photos of her farm

Martha Stewart has flying robot

The lifestyle guru used the drone to get a bird's eye view her 153-acre farm in Bedford, New York
Former Labour minister Meg Hillier has demanded 'pootling lanes' for women cyclists

Do women cyclists need 'pootling lanes'?

Simon Usborne (who's more of a hurtler) explains why winning the space race is key to happy riding
A tale of two presidents: George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story

A tale of two presidents

George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover

The dining car makes a comeback

Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
Gallery rage: How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?

Gallery rage

How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?
Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players

Eye on the prize

Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players
Women's rugby: Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup

Women's rugby

Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup
Save the tiger: The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

With only six per cent of the US population of these amazing big cats held in zoos, the Zanesville incident in 2011 was inevitable
Samuel Beckett's biographer reveals secrets of the writer's time as a French Resistance spy

How Samuel Beckett became a French Resistance spy

As this year's Samuel Beckett festival opens in Enniskillen, James Knowlson, recalls how the Irish writer risked his life for liberty and narrowly escaped capture by the Gestapo
We will remember them: relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War

We will remember them

Relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War
Star Wars Episode VII is being shot on film - and now Kodak is launching a last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Kodak's last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Director J J Abrams and a few digital refuseniks shoot movies on film. Simon Usborne wonders what the fuss is about
Once stilted and melodramatic, Hollywood is giving acting in video games a makeover

Acting in video games gets a makeover

David Crookes meets two of the genre's most popular voices