Sources in France say decision on whether to give the green light to controversial project would be made on Wednesday
Staff observed students attending classes 'in a pretty shocking state'
Relaxing and getting fit in the heart of Somerset is just the ticket for overworked women, finds Caroline Sylger Jones
'This is something I thought long and hard about following the events in Paris and it is a decision which we have not taken lightly'
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
Three Independent letter writers covered the issue superbly
… and the Met Office warns there is still more rain to come
Freddie's family said "everyone loved" the three-year-old boy
Yesterday the Environment Secretary said Somerset Levels residents were ‘right to be angry’
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
A contrarian and a curmudgeon, both visionary artist and tantrum-prone elderly brat, the Indian-born but Somerset-settled writer Mamoon Azam strikes his callow biographer on occasions as "more Johnny Rotten than Joseph Conrad".
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