UK's largest water company received £5m Treasury rebate
Burst water main causes disruption on one of Britain's busiest shopping streets
Continued disruption to Tube services today, that will see commuters face massive delays on their journey home, has fuelled fears that the 150-year-old system is unequal to the extra demand expected during the Olympics.
The hosepipe bans have not been lifted just yet, but river levels are returning to normal
With hosepipes banned in some areas, a lack of water could impact us all. By Charlie Cooper
There may be blizzards in the north, but much of the UK is so gripped by drought that, from today, millions of people will be subject to draconian restrictions on their use of water
Millions of households will have hosepipe bans by Easter, water firms announced today as the Environment Agency warned of "severe drought" in the coming months.
Parts of Britain are already drier than they were in the infamous summer of 1976. Cahal Milmo reports
The prosecution case that double killer Levi Bellfield abducted and killed schoolgirl Milly Dowler is "pure fantasy", the Old Bailey was told today.
Milly Dowler's father was one of 54 suspects investigated by police following her murder, the Old Bailey heard today.
A flat where schoolgirl Milly Dowler is alleged to have been killed was repainted and steam-cleaned before police became suspicious, the Old Bailey heard today.
A student told a court today that she was left scared and crying after a man said to be convicted killer Levi Bellfield offered her a lift in his car.
Set at the top of a grassy bank, The Runnymede makes best use of its riverside setting with a collection of boats to pootle along the water, bags of bread for duck-feeding, and two restaurants that open onto the riverbank. Many of the rooms overlook the tree-lined river and Bell Weir lock gates; additional watery vistas can be enjoyed in the shiny new spa with its pool and whirlpool bath. And when the weather turns, there's a cosy lounge to hole up in, too.
Enough fat to fill nine double-decker buses is being removed from sewers under London's Leicester Square.
How do you turn an underwater tunnel with a flooding problem into a national sensation? Arifa Akbar tells the extraordinary story of the 'Thames Tunnel'
98 per cent drop in river's population in the past five years