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Repairing or improving flood defences is so expensive that areas of countryside which are still under water could be deserted, says Environment Agency

Green on her 109th birthday

Florence Green: Veteran of the First World War

Florence Green, who has died aged 110, was the last known surviving veteran of the First World War, serving with the Women's Royal Air Force at airbases in Norfolk.

Florence Green pictured on her 109th birthday

Last First World War veteran dies

The last surviving veteran of the First World War has died aged 110, two weeks away from her 111th birthday.

'Last' war service member dies

The world's last surviving First World War service member has died aged 110.

It is now 14 hours, 53 minutes since Torres last scored a goal

Torres misses chance to end nightmare

Norwich City 0 Chelsea 0: Spanish striker substituted as Norwich hold out while Chelsea lose more ground to leaders

Sarah Sands: Sorry, Joan, the lack of an accent is not a bar to a BBC job

The thinking man's neglected crumpet Joan Bakewell believes that her ruling-class voice makes her unemployable by the BBC. Look how cockneys dominate the ratings: Benedict Cumberbatch, for instance, or the pearly king himself, David Attenborough.

Norwich City's Grant Holt has scored more than £50m Fernando Torres this season

Who's better value: Holt or Torres?

Norwich's £400k striker is proving he can hold his own with the multimillion pound men

Leeds have reluctantly agreed to sell Jonny Howson

Norwich close to completing Jonny Howson transfer

Norwich manager Paul Lambert expects midfielder Jonny Howson to sign for the club later today.

Five-minute memoir: DJ Taylor on a schoolboy error

In those days – October 1977 – we still had Saturday morning school. Strolling along the tiled corridor of School End House on my way back from ringing the bell for assembly, I bumped into a boy named Crispin Lambert, like me in the second year of the Norwich school sixth form and gearing up to take his A-levels the following summer. Whether Crispin was actively seeking me out, or what followed was a spontaneous gesture, I never discovered, but he shot me a confidential look, suggesting that great matters were in train, and demanded, "Are you doing anything in the next half hour?". Whatever I said must have been encouraging, as his next question was: "Would you like to come and meet the Prime Minister?".

Alisa Dmitrijeva was last seen alive in King’s Lynn at the end of August

Body found on Queen's estate is missing 17-year-old

A young woman found murdered on the Queen's Sandringham estate had been missing for four months.

Police guarding the entrance to the woods on the Sandringham Estate where the remains were found

Murder suspected after woman's body found on Queen's estate

Police have launched a murder inquiry after a young woman's body was discovered in woodland just a mile from the entrance to Sandringham House in Norfolk, where the Queen and Prince Philip are staying.

Police guarding the entrance to the woods on the Sandringham Estate where the remains were found

Murder inquiry launched over woman's body on royal estate

Cold cases across country examined as police try to identify young victim found at Sandringham

Sandringham body sparks review of cold cases

Detectives investigating the discovery of a woman's body on the Queen's estate are examining links to cold cases nationwide.

Man tries to sell whale's remains

Police are investigating claims that a man tried to sell the bones and teeth of a whale found dead on a beach.

Human remains found on royal estate

Human remains have been found in woodland on the Royal Family's Sandringham Estate by a member of the public.

Another day, another killing

Two teenagers have been arrested after a man was fatally injured at a New Year's Eve party. The 42-year-old man was assaulted at a house in Hockwell Ring, Luton.

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