Kathy Etchingham: Former girlfriend of US guitarist Jimi Hendrix sits in the flat she once share with him in London. Photograph: EPA

When Jimi Hendrix lived in London at the end of the 1960s, the rock guitarist made his bed neatly every morning and liked nothing better than watching(...)

Ruzena Mrvova is helped by her father-in-law Pavel Mrva after they arrived to feed animals at the attic of their flooded house in the village of Kresice, near the city of Litomerice yesterday. Photograph: Petr Josek/Reuters

Floods surging through central Europe have killed at least 16 people and forced more than 30,000 to leave their homes, as tens of thousands of emer(...)