Derwent dam, in the Hope Valley in Derbyshire, was one of the sites used by airmen for practice runs ahead their mission
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Sunday 12 May 2013
The Dambusters squadron, whose daring and audacious raid during the Second World War is often held up as an example of bravery and ingenuity, will be celebrated around Britain this week which marks the 70th anniversary of the May 1943 mission, codenamed "Operation Chastise".
Sunday 02 December 2012
Four workers are missing and presumed drowned after an under-construction dam partially collapsed in western Cambodia, officials said.
Monday 09 July 2012
Authorities failed to properly warn residents in the Black Sea region of floods that killed at least 171 people and left others scrambling for safety, Russia's emergencies minister acknowledged today.
Sunday 08 July 2012
More than 150 people are now known to have died in the worst floods to hit Russia in a generation, with the official response to the tragedy becoming heavily politicised even before the waters had fully receded. President Vladimir Putin flew to the region on Saturday to coordinate the rescue efforts, while opposition politicians accused authorities of criminal neglect.
Floods and misery in southern England as more than a month’s worth of rain falls in just a few hours
Monday 11 June 2012
Forecasters warned there was little prospect of summer as once again more than a month’s worth of rain fell in just a few hours today bringing flooding and misery to parts of southern England.
Thursday 05 April 2012
With hosepipes banned in some areas, a lack of water could impact us all. By Charlie Cooper
Thursday 05 April 2012
There may be blizzards in the north, but much of the UK is so gripped by drought that, from today, millions of people will be subject to draconian restrictions on their use of water
Sunday 18 December 2011
Those Walfordians must be fuming. Every year EastEnders' fabulously doomy Christmas Day episode provides the ultimate catharsis for festive viewers keen to expunge the pain of weeks of enforced jollity.
Friday 02 December 2011
Premier Oil has struck oil at its Erne exploration well in the North Sea.
Thursday 01 December 2011
Parts of Britain face a drought next year unless there is a very wet winter the Environment Secretary, Caroline Spelman, warned yesterday.
Wednesday 10 August 2011
Tests on Rockhopper Exploration's oil find in the Falkland Islands have come in at the "upper end of expectations", the company said yesterday, sending its shares up by nearly a third.
Wednesday 27 July 2011
As BP's shares headed south, BG claimed the FTSE 100 crown last night with forecast-beating results.
Friday 01 July 2011
BG Group more than doubled the estimate of its oil and gas reserves in Brazil yesterday, sending the resources group's stock soaring nearly 5 per cent.
Thursday 30 June 2011
- 1 Freedom fighters? Cannibals? The truth about Syria’s rebels
- 3 Special Report: US troops are stationed in Japan to protect the nation. But to sex workers in Okinawa, they bring fear, not security
- 4 Vice pulls 'breathtakingly tasteless' fashion shoot glorifying the suicides of famous female authors from Sylvia Plath to Virginia Woolf
- 5 Iran to send 4,000 troops to aid President Assad forces in Syria