Somerset Levels

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.

Is the Big Society Failing the Flood Test?

Zaid al-Rawni | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK
Zaid al-Rawni

While we can be grateful that we live in a country where the state can mostly respond effectively to environmental disasters, and local communities are remarkably resourceful and resilient, I can't help wondering whether some real needs are being missed... are we are missing a trick as a country if we can't find a way to capitalise on the huge appetite for voluntary action?

The Floods and the Tory Heartlands; Irony, Stereotypes and the Hidden Plight of the Working Poor

Karl Davis | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

Am I saying that the wealthy residents of the Thames Valley are deserving of the devastation that floods bring? Of course not. They are enduring a harrowing ordeal, and are firmly in my thoughts. Am I saying that the poor in those areas are more deserving of flood relief? Not at all.

Politicians Sporting 'Flood Chic' - Who Gets Your Vote?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale and Elliot Wagland | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK

Flood chic - today Somerset, tomorrow the catwalks of Milan, next week the shiny pages of Vogue. Britain’s soggy politicians have been pioneering a ...

Politicians In The Floods: Who Wore It Best?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK

Are you a politician packing for a trip to Somerset? Think carefully about what you wear, because it will be carefully scrutinised. On Monday, Nick...

How Best to Use Flood Water? Dunk the Model

Angharad Cloney | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Angharad Cloney

And the photographers, their cameras, and, now that I think about it, the morons who came up with the idea in the first place. That would certainly be one of the most satisfying, and constructive, uses of the flood waters that have deluged the country in the past weeks.