Thousands of people were being evacuated from their homes after two men were killed by a major storm that brought hurricane-force winds and the biggest tidal surge the country has seen for more than 60 years.
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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
Friday 21 December 2012
Anyone wishing to wash down that Christmas consumerist spirit with a well-earned guilty conscience should pay a visit to Hamburg. A new exhibition in the port city devotes itself to the frightening rate at which an ever-growing mountain of plastic garbage is irreversibly polluting the oceans of our planet, their wildlife and ourselves.
Saturday 15 December 2012
When it comes to Life Of Pi, Steve Callahan may not know much about tigers but he sure knows what it's like to be stranded at sea – having been so for 76 days in a small dinghy. It's no wonder that Ang Lee brought him on board as official survival and marine consultant.
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