UK Floods

Urban Innovation Predictions For 2017

Peter Madden OBE | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
Peter Madden OBE

What does this year hold for the urban innovation agenda in the UK? Like many others, I completely failed to predict the Brexit vote or the Trump Presidency. But I'm having another go at the crystal ball gazing this year because I still think it's useful to speculate about - and prepare for - the future. So, here are my five predictions for UK cities in 2017.

East Coast Residents Express Relief After Flooding 'Panic' Leads To Evacuations

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 14.01.2017 | UK

Flood-threatened residents have expressed relief on parts of Britain’s east coast as a feared storm surge was not as bad as expected - but Essex is ...

How To Check If You Will Be At Risk Of The 174 Flood Warnings Issued By The Environment Agency

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK

The Environment Agency has issued 11 severe flood warnings – which warn of danger of life – for Friday lunchtime. The warnings cover coastal areas...

Jaywick Residents Urged To Leave 'Immediately' As Winter Weather Batters UK

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK

Thousands of people are being urged to leave their homes in an Essex village as the UK continues to endure a battering from gales, rain and snow. The ...

90MPH Winds Set To Batter UK As Storm Barbara Arrives

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Move Aside Barbara! Storm Conor To Bring 70mph Gales To Britain On Christmas Day Britain is braced for the arrival of Storm Barbara, with win...

Flash Flooding Brings Chaos UK-Wide As Roads And Homes Submerged

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK

Torrential downpours caused flash-flooding and travel chaos across most of the country on Monday night as forecasters warned wind and rain will contin...

Flash Floods Have Submerged Parts Of London

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Watford Junction Train Derailed ‘By Flooding’ After Thunderstorms Batter London And The South-East Flash floods have inundated London and ...

Flash Floods Hit Manchester, Airport And Champions League Affected

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK

Parts of Manchester have been flooded after a thunderstorm hit the city on what in some parts of the UK has been the hottest day of the year. Manches...

Evangelist Who Said Natural Disasters Punish Gays Suffers Ironic Flooding Disaster

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK

The head of an anti-LGBT group that says natural disasters are sent by God to punish gays has been left rather miffed after a flood destroyed his home...

‘Worse Than Katrina’: Coffins Torn From The Earth By Louisiana Floods

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK

The severity of the Louisiana floods has been laid bare in these macabre pictures. Coffins were washed down the road from a graveyard as floods lashed...

Head Above Water...

Helen Morton | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK
Helen Morton

Every day, at high tide, the village of Nonua Chora floods. The water rises rapidly; to the knees of the adults, and the necks of the children. The challenge of keeping your head above the water, in every sense of the term, is all too real for the families of Southern Bangladesh.

If You're Visiting Paris This Weekend, You're Going To Need To Avoid The Louvre

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK

Tourists visiting Paris this weekend are being warned to brace themselves for a potential weekend of misery as flooding and transport strikes continue...

London Road Completely Flooded As Heatwave Comes To Spectacular End

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK

Dramatic pictures have showed a major road interchange submerged in flood water in south-east London after the capital was battered by heavy rain. Loa...

Worlds Apart: A Girl's Eye View of Hunger

Himaya Quasem | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK
Himaya Quasem

Nimah's family has lost 25 of their 35 sheep to the drought. If the remaining sheep are lost it could tip the family into destitution. Without livestock they will have nothing to eat or trade with. This prospect makes Nimah fear for her younger siblings.

Hunger Hurts: Extreme Weather is Killing Crops and Causing Hunger

Mike Noyes | Posted 15.04.2017 | UK
Mike Noyes

El Nino has caused the lowest recorded rainfall across parts of Southern Africa in decades. Crops and livestock are dying as drought takes hold. El Nino has already made more than 34 million people hungry in Eastern and Southern Africa. That number is set to double in the next 12 months.

After Devastating Floods In The North, Flood Defence Funding Plans Overlook, Erm, The North

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.03.2016 | UK

The south east of England is to receive five times more money per person for flood defences in the coming years than parts of the flood-hit north, fig...

Cameron Embarrassed After Paper Reveals Why It Refused To Publish His 'Sham' Article

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 13.03.2016 | UK

A regional newspaper revealed on Friday why it refused to carry a piece written by David Cameron promoting tourism in its patch. The 'Yorkshire Post',...

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 25.01.2017 | 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 13.01.2017 | 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 13.01.2017 | 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 07.01.2017 | 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...