UK Floods

You'll Be Forgiven For Talking About The Weather Given The Torrid Outlook

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK

Weather chaos looks set to reign this week, as near record-high temperatures, a deluge of rain and gale-force winds combine to provoke an avalanche of...

UK Floods: Who's To Blame?

Emma Louise Thompson | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK
Emma Louise Thompson

When all is said and done, it is hard to pin things down to one sole source of blame. Yes, more can be done to combat bad weather conditions, with councils as well as homeowners themselves stepping up to put defences in place...

Flood Defence Funding Rules 'Not Fit For Purpose'

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Politics

Poor and rural areas vulnerable to flooding risk missing out on new defences because the method the Government uses to carve up funding is “not fit ...

And the Beat Goes On

Julia Burness | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Burness

So it is already mid-way through January 2016 and it feels as though I have not stopped to draw breath. I am sure I'm not the only one. Just after Christmas a good friend sadly passed away. Nothing I know of shows quite how the world keeps going on - as clearly as death does.

The Once In A Lifetime Floods That Keep On Happening

Michele Howarth Rashman | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK
Michele Howarth Rashman

It's an odd experience, finding yourself in the middle of a drama that's also being played out in the mainstream media.  Especially when that coverage has such little connect with how it felt living it on the ground.

Brexit Is Not the Answer for Floods or Farmers

Kerry McCarthy | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Politics
Kerry McCarthy

Former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has a habit of finding others to blame for Government failures. He notoriously accused the badgers of 'moving the goalposts' to excuse the badger cull shambles under his watch. Now he seems to be saying that Britain's membership of the European Union is to blame for the floods.

Environment Agency Boss Says He's Not 'Away' When In Barbados

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Politics

The chairman of the Government agency overseeing the floods has said he was not “away” when in the Caribbean as the north of England and Scotland ...

PMQs: Jeremy Corbyn Attacks David Cameron Over Flood Defence Spending Amid PM's Reshuffle Jibes

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Politics

David Cameron vowed “lessons will be learnt” from the devastating winter floods, after Jeremy Corbyn pressed him on funding vital defences against...

Shocking Photo Shows Flooded School Bus 26 Children Were Rescued From

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Parents

Children had to be rescued from a school bus submerged in flood water after the driver allegedly ignored a road closure sign. North Yorkshire Fire ...

Where Is the Labour Party?

Mark Detre | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Detre

As I write, the next great front of rain is about to sweep across the north of the British Isles, bringing further misery and chaos to many communities. A week ago, much of the north of England was shoulder-deep in 'once-in-a-generation' floods. The cameras have - until the next flood - moved on from either side of the Pennines and Cumbria, but people's lives remain disrupted at best and ruined at worst.

The Insularity of David Cameron

Amy Kenyon | Posted 03.01.2016 | UK Politics
Amy Kenyon

So take heed, Mr Cameron. There are more floods to come. When your appearance in our towns is designed to bolster your poll ratings rather than listen to local people, don't imagine we are fooled.

Even Mail Online Readers Think This Story Is 'Utterly Absurd'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK

A Mail Online story of a "devastated" woman who has to move from the country to London for work has been slammed by its readers for being "utterly abs...

It's No Surprise What This Ukip Donor Has Blamed The Recent Floods On

The Huffington Post Uk | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK

A major Ukip backer has blamed rules from the European Union for the recent flooding. Millionaire businessman Arron Banks, who gave Ukip £1 millio...

Bus Trapped In Flood Water In Scotland With Passengers On Board

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK

Twelve people are trapped on a bus in Scotland that has been caught in rising floodwater. Local police and the Royal Navy are at the scene in Dailley,...

People Are Really Concerned About Whether Their Bins Will Survive Storm Frank

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK

The UK is facing further flooding misery as Storm Frank batters the country - but there has been a typically British response from some people. Whi...

It Will Only Be a Happy New Year If the Money Drowns Before We Do

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

It's very hard to wish you all a happy new year when so many are experiencing hardship. Whether you are trying to get muddy water out of what used to be your home, digging your children out of the rubble of an air strike in Syria, fighting forest fires in drought ridden Spain, or contemplating the failed COP 21 agreement, I am thinking of you.

Flood Victim Has Epic Message For Those Saying 'Charity Begins At Home'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK

A scorching rant hitting out at those claiming foreign aid should be diverted to help UK flood victims has surfaced, after the North of England suffer...

Syrian Refugees Join Flood Fightback Forces To 'Repay Kindness Shown To Them'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK

A group of Syrian refugees has travelled to Rochdale to help one of the towns most decimated by floods that have swept the North of England. The m...

Prime Minister Nero: David Cameron Fiddles as Britain Floods

Natalie Bennett | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

It's on David Cameron's watch that funding for flood defences have been cut. It's on his watch that flood defences that might have saved 2,000 homes and 400 businesses in Leeds were axed. Planned defences for hard-hit York were put on hold under the Prime Minister's previous government. And it's on his watch that nearly 10,000 new homes have been built each year on flood plains, putting lives at risk, and threatening misery and financial disaster for thousands of households.

Even Richard Littlejohn's Critics Agree With His Floods Column, To A Point

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK

Outspoken columnist Richard Littlejohn has lamented the response of Britain's political elite to the floods in the north of England, describing their ...

Sorry Folks, There's Another Storm Heading Our Way

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK

The Environment Agency (EA) has promised a "complete rethink" of flooding preparedness as Storm Frank threatened to bring more misery.David Cameron de...

The Northern No-Powerhouse

Tom Hinchcliffe | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Politics
Tom Hinchcliffe

Boxing Day saw another victim of George Osborne's ideologically driven obsession to cut government spending - the homes, businesses and flood defences of Northern England.

A Government Less Willing to Spend Makes Us All Poorer

Bradley Allsop | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

Thankfully I am warm and dry as I write this, but there are thousands of people in Northern England, Scotland and Wales that are huddling in upstairs ...

The Responses To UK Floods From Muslim Groups And Britain First Are Very Different

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK

Britain First. Putting Britain First. Or so you'd think. But these pictures appear to paint a very different picture. Our youth are assisting...

Flooding Victims Don't Seem Particularly Keen On David Cameron Visiting Them

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 28.12.2015 | UK

David Cameron is expected to visit stricken communities in the north of England on Monday - but not everyone seems to be especially pleased at the pro...