The Met Office issued an amber warning of rain for the Somerset Levels, where villages have now been dubbed ‘islands’
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Sunday 15 July 2012
Church halls are great friends of forgotten authors. A rootle in the used-book stacks of St Giles-without-Cripplegate in London brought me to this novelist, journalist and panellist, born to a family of prominent Jewish intellectuals in Manchester in October 1915.
Friday 13 July 2012
Seven of the last 12 days of scheduled cricket here have been complete washouts, so in a summer of gratitude for small mercies, the 65 overs of play which were possible before another band of rain arrived were much appreciated, not least for the pleasure provided by another eminently watchable innings from England's in-form batsman Ian Bell.
Friday 06 July 2012
Britain was braced for severe disruption today with up to a month's rain set to fall in 24 hours.
Thursday 05 July 2012
The Government today insisted it had clear strategy to identify and remove people who fail to leave the UK when their visas run out, despite a damning report which revealed that the Home Office has no idea where 150,000 potential migrants are.
Tuesday 03 July 2012
The Cotswolds boasts a glut of genteel festivals – and the Chipping Norton Set are big fans
Monday 02 July 2012
A police officer accused of fatally injuring an unemployed man during protests in central London claimed that the victim was “almost inviting physical confrontation” before he was struck with a baton and shoved to the ground, a court heard today.
Friday 22 June 2012
Hundreds of revellers have been forced to sleep in their cars after traffic became gridlocked when the Isle of Wight Festival site turned into a mudbath caused by heavy rains.
Wednesday 20 June 2012
The police officer accused of killing Ian Tomlinson was "making an example of him" when he struck him with a baton and pushed him to the ground, a court heard today.
Wednesday 13 June 2012
Millions see the end of the 'drought' as yet another severe weather warning is issued
Thursday 07 June 2012
Matt Prior has been passed fit to keep wicket for England in the third Test against West Indies at Edgbaston today.
Friday 01 June 2012
In praise of the A272
Friday 01 June 2012
The jury in the trial of two Travellers accused of enslaving vulnerable men was discharged yesterday.
Thursday 31 May 2012
Across the UK, a general election campaign is beginning to gather pace. It may have gone unnoticed but, be assured, canvassing is in full swing; supporters are going door-to-door and the candidates are engaging in political tête-à-têtes at the hustings.
Thursday 31 May 2012
The English capital has more Gallic residents than Calais and Lille combined. And next month expats in the stronghold of South Kensington will have a big say in who is returned as the first French overseas MP
Friday 25 May 2012
Is Hertfordshire the most patriotic place in the country?
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
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- 1 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 2 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 3 Bob Geldof offers to take four refugee families into his home 'immediately' as he condemns humanitarian crisis as a ‘f**king disgrace'
- 4 Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition
- 5 Bryan Cranston speaks candidly about wealth