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.
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 3 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train