Visit of the Environment Secretary to the Somerset Levels lambasted as a ‘publicity stunt’ by angry campaigners
Francis has already used the symbolic power of his office to change attitudes
Unsettled weather looks set to continue across parts of the UK
The Met Office issued an amber warning of rain for the Somerset Levels, where villages have now been dubbed ‘islands’
For nearly a month, residents of Muchelney and Thorney have been cut off from the ‘mainland’ after heavy rains
Defra accused of downplaying results of scheme so it can bring in longer killing periods in the future
Comments came as Environment Agency warned of flood risks continuing into Friday
Compton was dropped by England prior to the summer Ashes series but remains undeterred in his efforts to regain his spot after batting calamities on current tour
Shooting in Gloucestershire halted three weeks early, falling short of even a reduced target
As witch-hunt escalated, James had warned police that he would take the law into his own hands – but officers only read victim’s ‘I don’t feel safe’ email after his death
Officer remains in a critical condition after pursuing a man who appeared to be acting suspiciously
Owen Paterson, the Environment Secretary, will declare that the pilot badger cull has been a success, but admit that ministers have nearly halved targets for the number of animals to be killed.
It is a headline that may spread a little happiness: a lorry transporting jars of Branston Pickle has crashed - just a few miles away from Cheddar.
The 23-year-old had been widely linked with a move to Old Trafford after his contract with his local side expired last week
Derbyshire were relegated from the County Championship First Division after they slumped to an innings and 168 run defeat to Warwickshire.
Festival-goers will be able to buy coach and ticket packages early