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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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

Can't find a card you like on the high street? Try one of these sites for individual, personalised options, whatever your taste
Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness