Up to 30mm of rain is expected today amid fears of coastal flooding, high tides and strong winds across the southern and western areas of England and Wales
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Thursday 14 January 2010
Troops and planeloads of food and medicine trickled into Haiti today to aid a traumatised nation still shaken by aftershocks from the catastrophic earthquake that flattened homes and government buildings and buried countless people.
Wednesday 13 January 2010
Many thousands were feared dead in a major earthquake that destroyed the presidential palace, schools, hospitals and hillside shanties in Haiti, its leaders said today.
Sunday 03 January 2010
Donna Clark, 38, lives in Cockermouth. Her house was devastated by the floods that hit Cumbria in November, which caused a total of more than £100m worth of damage to more than 1,000 homes
Saturday 26 December 2009
Monday 21 December 2009
An ambulance service complained today that poorly gritted roads hindered its response to emergency calls during the heavy snowfall.
Saturday 12 December 2009
Friday 27 November 2009
A terrible admission I know, but I listen to music very rarely. I love the process of creating music. That's where I come alive. Sometimes, almost randomly, I do stumble upon something that really intrigues me, and I rediscover the power of it all over again.
Sunday 01 November 2009
As part of Will Aid month, starting today, solicitors all over the country are offering to draw up basic wills in exchange for charitable donations.
Friday 30 October 2009
Elly Ligertwood (née von Hunkar) grew up near Ptuj, in today's Slovenia, latterly part of Yugoslavia. She had a happy childhood in a large, bustling house, with cousins and au pairs frequently visiting from England. In 1941, after the Nazi occupation, she was sent to cousins in Hungary to avoid joining the Bund Deutscher Madchen (the League of German Girls). Her parents managed to remain at home throughout the war. As the Russians approached in 1945, Elly got herself back home alone on trains strafed by allied bombers, nourished for days by a single bag of plums.
Wednesday 09 September 2009
Only 7 per cent of people in the UK feel confident in carrying out first aid, according to a poll out today.
Wednesday 19 August 2009
If we know a threat is likely, it is irresponsible not to prepare and take basic steps against it. And it is simple community-based efforts that are the most effective. Which is why the public response to swine flu has often been troubling.
Saturday 01 August 2009
Tuesday 07 July 2009
Monday 22 June 2009
Millions of people living and holidaying along the Mediterranean coast are at risk of being hit with a tsunami, a new report warns.
Monday 08 June 2009
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Ukraine crisis: Russia dismisses '3am ultimatum' as 'total nonsense'
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Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
White people become less racist just by moving to more diverse areas, study finds
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