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Everton play Arsenal at the Emirates tonight
A note uncovered by a BBC News Freedom of Information request showed the organisation made the concession after April 2012 became the wettest on record
Fiona Shaw leads her audience a surprisingly merry dance to Coleridge's bleak epic poem
John Higgins, the four-times world champion, is no stranger to success. But even Higgins, regarded as one of snooker's greatest ever players, has found silverware hard to come by in recent times. Since winning the World Championship at the beginning of May 2011, the 37-year-old has failed to win any of snooker's three major titles – the World, UK Championship or Masters.
These eerie pictures from North Korea were taken by photographer David Guttenfelder. He describes what it is like to capture life inside the world's most secretive country.
Hangeland returned from suspension last night as Fulham recorded first win in eight matches
Change of headgear can revive Hughes' chaser while Big Buck's looks on course for win No 18
One of the world’s great civilisations was forced into terminal decline by successive dry periods culminating in a prolonged drought, according to a study that throws fresh light on the mysterious disappearance of the Maya in Central America around 1,100AD.
Falling water levels are killing fish and harming exports
The colour may have been bronze, but it was worth its weight in gold for Karina Bryant and for British judo, which has finally picked itself up off the Olympic mat.
When is a drought not a drought? When it's an area of environmental stress due to rainfall deficit, of course. The less-than-catchy term to describe Britain's current state was suggested yesterday by the Environment Agency as it struggles with public perceptions over what "drought" really means.
The hosepipe bans have not been lifted just yet, but river levels are returning to normal
Parts of Britain might be in the middle of a drought, but some areas of England and Wales are braced for the possibility of flash floods this weekend as the deluge continues at the end of a week of heavy rain.
Much of England and Wales will experience further downpours today while strong winds of up to 60mph are set to batter parts of the UK over the weekend.
Half of Britain is now officially in drought, in the worst national water shortage since 1976 – a situation that may last until Christmas or beyond.
Water shortages set to continue until next year following a predicted third dry winter