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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Monday 08 October 2012
A recent run of wet summers in the UK could be caused by substantial warming of the North Atlantic Ocean, according to a new scientific study.
Sunday 07 October 2012
Marlon Samuels inspired a West Indies fightback from the brink to deny Sri Lanka a home win and triumph themselves instead in the ICC World Twenty20 final.
Tuesday 02 October 2012
England's women completed a clean sweep of the group stage with a seven-wicket win over Australia to set up a World Twenty20 semi-final with New Zealand on Friday.
Monday 01 October 2012
The biggest fish in the sea could be almost 25 per cent smaller by 2050 because of global warming, according to a new study.
Saturday 29 September 2012
"Are you there, Satan? It's me, Madison" – so the preppy heroine of Palahniuk's novel kicks off each new chapter, cutely pardoying Judy Blume's Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret.
Saturday 29 September 2012
Shepherd's debut dramatises one of the Regency period's most shocking real-life crimes – the Ratcliffe Highway murders of 1811, in which two families were found brutally butchered in the East End.
Tuesday 28 August 2012
Scientists warn that neither the cause nor the consequence of today’s new record retreat for Arctic sea ice should be ignored. But with drilling opportunities at stake, which interest will prevail?
Saturday 25 August 2012
A new city inspires new sounds for US roots-rockers
Facebook page imitating four-year-old boy lost at sea is removed after mother is left 'destroyed' by comments
Tuesday 21 August 2012
A Facebook page carrying a post apparently pretending to be from a four-year-old boy lost at sea has been removed after his mother said she had been “destroyed” by the comments.
Saturday 14 July 2012
Iran could prevent even “a single drop of oil” passing through the Strait of Hormuz if its security is threatened, a naval chief said today, as tensions simmer over Tehran's nuclear programme.
Thursday 28 June 2012
Britain's determination to defend the Falkland Islands was today enshrined in a Government White Paper which declared there would be “no weakening” in Britain's resolve.
Tuesday 19 June 2012
PM takes swipes at both Fernandez and French tax laws as G20 gets off to a fractious first round of talks
Thursday 07 June 2012
Matt Prior has been passed fit to keep wicket for England in the third Test against West Indies at Edgbaston today.
Tuesday 05 June 2012
Hollywood actors face off in court over share-sale dispute
Sunday 22 April 2012
The Italian Tom Waits/Tom Zé/Paolo Conte (take your pick) has taken musical ambition to new heights on this long-awaited effort.
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Pentagon accuses Russia of 'playing with fire' over nuclear threats towards Nato
They are neither a 'state' nor 'Islamic': Why we shouldn't call them Isis, Isil or IS
- 1 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
- 2 Greece crisis: Alexis Tsipras accepts troika bailout proposals with conditions
- 3 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 4 French woman dies in freak bungee jumping accident
- 5 Facebook rainbow profile pictures likely being tracked by social network