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The Five Big Reasons You Need Home Insurance This Christmas

Sarah Willingham | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK
Sarah Willingham

At this time of year we can get a bit carried away with all of the present opening and eating (often the best bits of Christmas!) and forget about some of the disasters that could take place over the festive period!

Secrets of a Summer Scorcher

Kirsty McCabe | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Tech
Kirsty McCabe

We had some pretty decent weather in July 2014, making it the 8th warmest July in our national records, and it was also sunnier than average. It might not have been as warm as last July (3rd warmest) or indeed July 2006 (1st), but it's interesting to note that this July was the eighth month in a row with warmer than average temperatures for the UK. Will this warmer weather last for August, and could we get another scorcher?

Hurricane Bertha Set To Bring Dramatic End To UK Summer Sun

Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK

The remains of hurricane Bertha, which has been pounding the Caribbean leaving thousands of homes without power, are set to hit England in the next fe...

Just How Far Away Is That Storm?

Kirsty McCabe | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Tech
Kirsty McCabe

Last time we discussed how and where thunderstorms form, this week it's all about lightning strikes, thunder claps and how to work out how far away a storm is.

Energy Giants To Pay Millions More For Leaving You In The Dark

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK

Regulator Ofgem has ordered energy companies SSE and UK Power Networks (UKPN) to pay an additional £3.3 million after a probe into how they handled l...

Dramatic Video Captures The Terrifying Moment Lightning Strikes Plane

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK

Passengers onboard a Florida-bound flight from the UK got a nasty jolt when the nose of their aircraft was struck by lightning during a storm cell. ...

Moving to Hong Kong: A Love Letter to the Dark Side

Evie Burrows-Taylor | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Evie Burrows-Taylor

'The dark side' is the name sometimes used affectionately, and at other times less generously, for Kowloon (literally: Nine Dragons), the area of Hong Kong which lies directly opposite Hong Kong Island across Victoria Harbour on the southern tip of mainland China.

WATCH: Australian City Engulfed By Dramatic Storm

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK

This is the moment Sydney was enveloped in a dramatic summer storm, just hours after locals had been enjoying a typically sunny day. The weather, ...

PHOTOS: Parts of Britain Turned Into 'Waterworld'

The Huffington Post | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK

Parts of Britain have been suffering with the worst flooding that the UK has seen for many years but the rain has stopped - for now at least. This...

Government 'Lost Control' On Floods

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK

Most Britons believe the government has lost control of the flooding crisis, polling shows, as police announced 24-hour boat patrols in flood-hit area...

WATCH: Perfect Storm For Waveriding Daredevils

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

Ten of the world's best windsurfers braved huge waves and 80mph winds off the Cornwall coast as they battled it out for the crown of Red Bull Storm Ch...

LOOK: Flood On The Tracks

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK

Parts of the South West have effectively been "cut off" after a Devon rail line collapsed into the sea. Ministers are looking at alternatives to th...

PICTURES: Students Ordered To Evacuate In Midst Of Storm

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Students were evacuated to safety on Monday and have been barred from returning to their seafront homes after hurricane-force winds battered homes and...

#StormHarry: Twitter Campaign Launched In Tribute To Man Drowned In New Years Eve Tragedy

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A Twitter campaign has been launched to honour a 27-year-old man who was swept to his death during New Years Eve celebrations. Harry Swordy tragica...

Heavy Rain Threatens More Floods

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The Government has insisted tackling flooding is a "real priority" as communities around the country struggled with yet more bad weather. Roads were c...

Rescued Man Defied Police Warnings To Photograph Waves

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A man had to be rescued by lifeboat after he defied police warnings and photographed waves from a harbour jetty. The RNLI were called to rescue the...

UK Weather: Britain Faces New Storm Battering

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Storms, high tides and gale-force winds have left a trail of devastation around the UK, with warnings that conditions are set to worsen over the weeke...

10 Amazing Images Of Rough Seas Around Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

From north to south Britain was been besieged by bad weather leading into the weekend, with many coastal towns suffering high winds and rough seas, wh...

Owen Paterson Denies Staff Cuts Will Affect Flood Defences

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Owen Paterson was forced to deny staff cuts will impact on vital flood defences as a fresh battering of Britain by extreme winter weather sparked a fu...

WATCH: Shocking Aerial Footage Of Floods

ITN | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Floods have closed roads and swamped fields in Bristol and other parts of Gloucestershire as storms continue to batter Britain. ...

LOOK: Houses Almost Submerged In Floods

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

This shocking image shows flooding seemingly about to submerge two houses in Wales. Waves are lapping at the walls of the homes, near Anglesey....

Upset That You Had A Power Cut Over All Of Xmas? Kirstie Thinks You're #SpoiltUK

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK

Spent Christmas in the dark, eating peanut butter sandwiches round a couple of tea lights? Been washing in a freezing shower for the past four days be...

Misery For Residents Rescued On Christmas Morning From Flooding

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.12.2013 | UK

Residents have told how they were rescued from their homes early on Christmas morning. Pat Tapply, 79, a retired civil servant, left her home in If...

Christmas Dinner On Us, Says Power Company

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A major power company is offering to pay for Christmas dinner in local pubs or restaurants for people whose supplies remain cut off today. UK Power...

Britons Face Christmas In Flooded Homes And Without Power

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Residents faced Christmas in flooded homes and without power after storms caused havoc across much of Britain. The death toll from the violent weather...