Repairing or improving flood defences is so expensive that areas of countryside which are still under water could be deserted, says Environment Agency
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Tuesday 12 March 2013
A soldier shot in the head in a safe haven at an Army live-fire shooting range was unlawfully killed, an inquest jury found today.
Tuesday 05 March 2013
Harrowing descriptions of how the 32 victims of the Costa Concordia disaster met their deaths have been presented to an Italian judge.
Sentenced to 100 lashes in the Maldives: 15-year-old girl 'raped by stepfather who then murdered baby'
Thursday 28 February 2013
A teenage girl in the Maldives who was repeatedly raped by her stepfather has been ordered to receive 100 lashes after she confessed to having had pre-marital sex with another man. She is said to be deeply traumatised.
Sunday 24 February 2013
The UK's post-Olympic hangover is likely to be less painful than first feared this week, as the latest figures on the economy's performance at the end of 2012 gives some respite for the Chancellor.
Sunday 03 February 2013
Investigators were today still trying to identify the source of a pollution spill that may yet kill thousands of seabirds along a stretch of the South Coast from West Sussex to Cornwall.
Thursday 31 January 2013
England women's captain Charlotte Edwards is confident of retaining the World Cup even though the side have struggled on the subcontinent in the past.
Wednesday 30 January 2013
British sailor makes history after completing the 28,000-mile, three-month solo race
Saturday 26 January 2013
Yesterday's keenly awaited GDP figures allowed the doom-mongers to forecast that the UK was headed for a "triple-dip" recession, if we were not in one already. The Chancellor, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, professed himself disappointed with the news, even as he vowed to press on with Plan A.
Friday 25 January 2013
Dubai is no stranger to breaking records. First, they built the world's largest mall, then they built the world's tallest building... And now, if plans come to fruition, the emirate could become home to the world's largest underwater hotel.
Sunday 13 January 2013
Survivors of the Costa Concordia shipwreck and relatives of the 32 people who died marked the first anniversary of the grounding yesterday with the unveiling of memorials to the victims, a Mass in their honour and a minute of silence to recall the exact moment that the cruise ship rammed into a reef off Tuscany.
Monday 07 January 2013
Most experts believe they have underestimated the effects of climate change, survey suggests
Sunday 06 January 2013
Something to Declare
Tuesday 01 January 2013
The search for a teenager who jumped into a river from a ferry has been called off, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said.
Saturday 29 December 2012
Australia 460 Sri Lanka 156 & 103 (Australia win by an innings and 201 runs)
Friday 28 December 2012
Australia have taken 2-0 lead in series
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
- 1 Isis 'jihadi bride' claims forced sex with Yazidi girls is never rape because Koran condones it
- 2 Eurovision 2015 winner: Sweden beats Russia and Italy to take the title from Conchita Wurst
- 3 Purity balls: Girls in the US making virginity pledges as fathers vow to 'protect purity'
- 4 Mother 'will allow son's circumcision in return for release from prison'
- 5 Female Muay Thai champion hustles coaches to give them a beating