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 May 2009
Sunday 24 August 2008
They come from North Carolina and sing round-the-campfire folk. Their songs unabashedly contain lyrics such as "It takes a lot of nerve to destroy this wondrous earth" and they are currently on tour with the lovely Bon Iver, with whom they share an entirely organic charm. But what's this in the "thank yous", hidden among sentiments such as "[this album is] dedicated to what still remains wild, on the earth, and inside us"? "Thanks to JD for taking us for a ride on his private jet." If that's not the modern dichotomy summed up in a sleevenote, then what is? You'll forgive them as you sing along, though.
Sunday 11 May 2008
In 1789 Fletcher Christian led a mutiny on the Bounty. He eventually took the ship to Pitcairn Island – stopping on the way to capture some women – where he established the small community that still exists there.
Friday 07 December 2007
Friday 26 May 2006
President Vladimir Putin has icily rejected US and EU criticism of Russia's purported use of its energy resources as a political weapon, and publicly rebuffed European attempts to gain access to his country's vast gas pipeline network.
Tuesday 07 February 2006
Sunday 05 February 2006
Friday 11 November 2005
Wednesday 09 November 2005
Saturday 05 November 2005
Saturday 22 October 2005
Tuesday 11 October 2005
Wednesday 14 September 2005
Sunday 11 September 2005
Sunday 28 August 2005
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
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Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
Boris Nemtsov shot dead: Outspoken Putin critic who had expressed fears for his life is killed near the Kremlin
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