UK Flooding

Is the 'Made in Britain' label driving the 'march of the makers'?

Simon Thomas | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK
Simon Thomas

"I want Britain to be the place international businesses go to, not the place they leave. Let it be heard clearly around the world - from Shanghai to ...

Freak Lightning & Hail Plunge Commuters Into 'Zombie Apocalypse' (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK

As is usually the case, Britain has paid for its blast of summery weather with lashings of hail, lightning strikes and flooding. Storms hit the Ho...

Flooding Expected As 48 Hours Of Heavy Rain Forecast

PA | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK

Heavy rain across the east of England could cause flooding over the next 48 hours, forecasters have warned. The Met Office has issued a yellow weat...

The Chairman Of Environment Agency Wants WHAT To Counter Flooding?

PA | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK

Developers should consider building "floating" houses to combat the risk of flooding, the chairman of the Environment Agency has suggested. Lord Smith...

Lower Thames Scheme Must Be Completed Within 10 Years

Adam Afriyie | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Politics
Adam Afriyie

rotecting the Thames Valley from flooding is in the local, regional and national interest. I'm optimistic this can be achieved. The prime minister has shown his support for investing in flood defences and the government's fully behind accelerating this scheme. We just need to crack on...

WATCH: Ice Floes Take Out A Bridge In Canada Floods

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

Thawing ice has succeeded in nearly taking out a bridge in flood-hit New Brunswick, Canada. This footage shows ice floes slipping under a bridge i...

Chadwick The Koi Carp Finally Home After Escaping During UK Floods

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK

Rest easy folks, Chadwick the missing carp has returned safely to his Romsey pond after escaping during the floods. The 10-year-old chagoi koi carp...

Forgotten Crisis: Why Aren't We Talking About South Sudan?

Sir Nick Young | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK
Sir Nick Young

Reports of continued fighting in South Sudan are worrying. But even more distressing is how little attention this humanitarian crisis is generating. Let us not underestimate the scale of the crisis in the world's newest nation.

Why Man and Not Mother Nature Is Responsible for the Winter Floods

Simon Thomas | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK
Simon Thomas

It's clear to me, and no doubt the thousands of people whose lives have been destroyed by the winter floods that it's not just nature that is to blame for the now annual flood destruction, farmers and Government must also share in the responsibility. After all, we had been warned. And repeatedly.

Severe Weather Warning For David Cameron

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK

More than half of those affected by the recent flooding were not satisfied by how the coalition reacted to the crisis. According to a poll of 1,00...

Budget 2014 Takes Doublespeak to New Depths

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

With a budget that achieves the exact opposite of the objectives the Chancellor has set himself we are all wondering what will come out of the Ministry of Truth next. A Localism Act that centralises planning perhaps; or a Big Society that cuts benefits for the poor and vulnerable?

What England Can Learn From the Dutch About Water Management

Julian Hunt | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK
Julian Hunt

Increasing evidence and scientific analysis is showing why these events are associated with human induced climate change. The related impacts are becoming more widespread and complex, affecting society from health issues to agriculture, from transportation to economics, and becoming more severe, long-lasting and costly with increasing frequency.

Old School Campaigning Wont Stop Extreme Weather

Richard Wilson | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK
Richard Wilson

The social sector's moral authority was once its greatest strength. Now I believe it has become one of its greatest weaknesses. The belligerence that comes from self-righteousness may have got us to the top table in business and government. But now it is what stops us building the new creative relationships and ideas that can embed the systems change we need.

Senior Politicians Travel To #Poonami-Hit Area Of Kennington

The Huffington Post UK | Addison DeWitt | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Comedy

David Cameron has chaired a meeting of Cobra, the government's national emergencies committee, in response to the dramatic flooding that swept through...

Flooding Is Bad News for People and Wildlife, But Science Can Provide the Answers

Philip Blaen | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK
Philip Blaen

There has been an exceptionally high number of storms in the UK since the start of December. With more rainfall on the way this is already the wettest winter ever recorded, and in line with what is expected to become more common with climate change...

Floods Could Be Linked To Climate Change, Experts Warn

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK

The recent storms that have battered Britain could be linked to climate change, leading Met Office scientists have warned. An open letter, signed b...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Farage V Clegg. It's On!

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Friday 21 February 2014... 1) FARAGE V CLEGG. IT'S ON! Forget the Rumble In the Jungle and the Thri...

'Seven Years Of Erosion In Just Two Months'

PA | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK

Treasured coastal spots have suffered years-worth of erosion and damage in just a few weeks or even hours as a result of the wild winter storms, the N...

PHOTOS: Flooding Then And Now - Rainwaters Start To Recede

Huffington Post UK | Elliott Wagland | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK

The misery for flood-hit communities is far from over as the easing of the rains means the water levels are finally receding. Roads are now visibl...

Offenders Are Being Put To Good Use In The Somerset Levels

PA | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK

Groups of offenders have been drafted in to help residents on the flooded Somerset Levels by filling hundreds of sandbags. The Probation Service is...

Fireman Dies In Flood-Hit Town

PA | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK

A firefighter has died while on duty in the flood-hit town of Staines. Clifford Cox died at the town's fire station last night, Surrey Fire and Res...

European Union DID NOT Cause Floods, Mr Farage

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK

EU regulations did not contribute to Britain’s flooding crisis, according to the president of the European Commission. Responding to accusations...

Today We Help, Tomorrow We Must Ask Questions

Adam Afriyie | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Politics
Adam Afriyie

The floods in Berkshire are devastating. They have wrecked people's homes, businesses and lives. My heart goes out to everyone affected by this destruction and I can understand their sorrow, frustration and anger.

Flooding, Climate Change, and the Decarbonisation Revolution

Dom Aversano | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dom Aversano

The attempts to assign blame for the current flooding in Britain have become disproportionate in comparison to the more important task of addressing how to respond to a rapidly changing climate.

Architects Need to Address Long-Term Climate Change Challenges

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

The question of how we can guarantee a building can meet all these demands over decades is not just about designing for our current climate conditions. We need to design buildings which will meet the demands of tomorrow...