News A Landrover makes it's way along a flooded road near Lingfield

The Environment Agency has issued a set of severe flood warnings, the highest category

Drivers bypass M6 toll road

Opponents of David Cameron's plan to "privatise" some major roads in England will cite the distinct lack of success of the UK's only existing motorway toll road.

Parents, friends and teachers at the Sint Lambertus school in Belgium

Rescuers seek answers as Belgium mourns 22 children in horror crash

Coach hits kerb and collides head on with tunnel wall as it returns from school ski trip

Six soldiers killed in Afghanistan blast named

Four of the six British soldiers killed in the deadliest single enemy attack on UK forces in Afghanistan since 2001 were aged just 20, the Ministry of Defence revealed today.

No weapon found in search after police shot man dead

Anthony Grainger had also been acquitted in conspiracy case involving a corrupt police officer

Drivers and passengers to face fines for littering

Car owners are to face fines of £100 if anyone throws litter from their vehicle.

Driver 'lucky to be alive' after windscreen shattered by stone

A van driver is lucky to be alive after his windscreen was shattered by a stone believed to have been thrown by a child on a bridge, police said today.

Concrete block dropped on car

A motorist has been injured after a concrete block was dropped on his car from a bridge.

Man hurt as concrete block dropped on car

A motorist spoke today of his lucky escape after a concrete slab was dropped onto his car from a bridge.

The Table, Soho Theatre, London

The latest show from puppet theatre company Blind Summit goes from puppet stand-up to blockbuster movie effects in doodled form. Performed with deadpan precision, The Table is ambitious, unexpected and funny, a lovely opening for the London International Mime Festival.

Concrete block drop woman 'covered in blood'

A motorist has described how he looked over to see his wife "covered in blood" after a bucket-sized piece of concrete was dropped on to their vehicle from a bridge.

The view from West Hanningfield bridge

'Attempted murder' as concrete dropped on A12 cars

Police are appealing for witnesses after two "bucket-sized" lumps of concrete were dropped from bridges onto cars, smashing their windscreens and injuring two people.

Pure launches second-generation in-car digital radio adapter

Pure has launched the Highway 300Di, a DAB radio adapter designed to be used in conjunction with existing in-car systems. The Highway 300Di builds upon the success of Pure's first, more basic, Highway DAB adapter, which will continue to be sold alongside the new device.

Lee Friedlander, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London

Lee Friedlander's photos of America show a place of failed heroism, where Toyotas and Nissans have replaced Buicks and Cadillacs

Skopelos: Subtle charms of a wild isle

Skopelos is difficult and brooding, but this authentic Greek outcrop never fails to seduce, says Stephen Bayley
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The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
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