Visit of the Environment Secretary to the Somerset Levels lambasted as a ‘publicity stunt’ by angry campaigners
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Friday 08 April 2011
A grandfather aged 85 has sailed across the Atlantic on a raft made of pipes after 66 days at sea.
Wednesday 30 March 2011
One of the funniest and most popular Asterix comic books tells how money and a few carefully chosen words can tear relatives and friends apart.
Monday 28 March 2011
If you’re a germaphobe, it’s probably best to look away now. A major exhibition at the London-based Wellcome Collection examines the uncleanliness of human life.
Thursday 17 March 2011
I’ve spent all day waiting in the Cooperdome for the great British workman. This is a man who sits at home watching Jeremy Kyle waiting for somebody to be in trouble.
Monday 14 March 2011
A giant sinkhole in Wisconsin ate up a couple of parked cars following a burst water pipe.
Friday 25 February 2011
More than parent RSA Insurance has reported a 14 per cent plunge in annual profits as Britain's pre-Christmas snow and extreme conditions worldwide sent weather claims soaring £255m more than normal.
Sunday 06 February 2011
Sharon Jones sings backing vocals and the Menahan Street Band provide the grooves, but something about this soul remains distinctly ordinaire.
Friday 21 January 2011
Does European literature exist? Of course it does, and this collection of 41 stories proves it. The Berlin Wall is down and revolutionary vanguards of skilful translators and enlightened publishers are forging ahead towards a Europe of superlative story-telling. Dalkey Archive Press heroically forges ahead with this idea too. The editor, the Bosnian-born writer Aleksandar Hemon, calls himself "the tormented anthologist", having to select the best pieces of literature "for the charge at the frontline of contemporary fiction".
Friday 14 January 2011
A new and ominous rain began falling again today in mountain towns where mudslides and flooding killed at least 479 people, hindering rescuers' efforts to reach survivors even as relatives hauled the dead down the hills to freshly dug graves.
Thursday 13 January 2011
Health workers in Sri Lanka are battling to prevent the spread of waterborne diseases following floods which have killed at least 23 people.
Monday 10 January 2011
Northern Ireland Water chief Laurence MacKenzie's £96,000 farewell payout should be put on hold, it was claimed tonight.
Sunday 02 January 2011
Saturday 01 January 2011
Around 3,000 homes and businesses were left without water in Yorkshire yesterday after a burst on a major pipe supplying a pumping station.
Friday 31 December 2010
Around 3,000 homes and businesses were left without water today after a burst on a major pipe which supplies a pumping station.
Thursday 30 December 2010
It could be early next week before all Northern Ireland customers cut off from water supplies are reconnected.
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
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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