Severe flood warnings remain as heavy rainfall causes devastation to homes

Council staff said there were around 60 houses in the affected area in Ironbridge and 20 had decided to evacuate. Resident Debbie Stokes said: “I’ve had to climb through people’s front gardens with all my bags. “We’re going to have... Read more

How to protect your home from Storm Eunice flooding

The ABI has urged all policyholders to contact their insurer as soon as possible in the event of a flood and, when safe to do so, arrange for temporary emergency repairs to stop any damage getting worse.  “Tell your insurer... Read more

Ditch Sunday trading laws during major floods, says think tank backed by Michael Gove

Previous attempts to relax Sunday trading laws, including during the Covid pandemic, have met opposition from the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers. The report said that meant any relaxation would need to be “tightly defined and very clearly... Read more

How to stay safe when driving through flood water in the UK

Yet more persistent and prolonged rainfall has led to widespread localised flooding in many areas, while standing water after heavy downpours on already sodden ground is also a major hazard to drivers – and one that should not be underestimated.  We... Read more

St Mark’s Basilica in Venice in peril as builders down tools in pay row

In response to acqua alta high tides, plans were drawn up to construct a four-foot-high glass barrier around the basilica, which sits at one end of St Mark’s Square, in the historic heart of the lagoon city. But the companies... Read more

St Mark’s Basilica in Venice in peril as builders refuse to work on protective barrier

In response to acqua alta high tides, plans were drawn up to construct a four-foot-high glass barrier around the basilica, which sits at one end of St Mark’s Square, in the historic heart of the lagoon city. But the companies... Read more

St Mark’s Basilica in Venice in peril as ‘scandalous’ red tape halts work on protective barrier

In response to acqua alta high tides, plans were drawn up to construct a four-foot-high glass barrier around the basilica, which sits at one end of St Mark’s Square, in the historic heart of the lagoon city. But the companies... Read more

Rising flood waters surround aid camp in South Sudan putting tens of thousands at risk

A displaced persons camp with the same population as Oxford is surrounded on all sides by rising flood waters. Aid workers fear that the mud dikes could soon break, leaving tens of thousands of children in 1.5m deep murky water.... Read more

Developers building thousands of homes on land at risk of flooding

LV’s Martin Milliner said: “With those involved in the planning process ignoring the current guidance, this runs the risk of putting an ever-increasing number of communities at risk. “To tackle this, we need to come together and develop a holistic... Read more