Britain’s Prince William and Prince Harry leave the Datchet Parish Council office in southern England after a day of helping with flood defences. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

Two people have died and Britain’s coastal communities have been battered by high winds and huge waves as widespread flooding continues to brin(...)

 Duke of Cambridge as he joins soldiers from to help placing sandbags to try  protect properties from the rising flood waters of the River Thames. Photograph: Richard Watt/PA Wire

Communities across Britain are facing more flooding misery as further heavy rain and storms batter the country. A triple threat from the(...)

Flooded homes amidst rising flood waters in Old Windsor, 32km west of London, on Tuesday. Chemical toilets have been sent to residents of the area. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Homeowners on Ham Lane and Meadow Way in Old Windsor in Berkshire, under water, miserable and now without electricity or working toilets, were (...)

 A Fire and Rescue crew help evacuate residents from flood-hit homes adjacent to the river Thames in Walton-on-Thames yesterday. The Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron will continue to visit flood-hit areas of the UK today in an effort to demonstrate that he has a grip on the cris(...)

Swans with a submerged boat on the flooded banks of the River Thames in Chertsey, Surrey, yesterday. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Thousands of homes along the River Thames have been told to prepare for “significant flooding”, as the number of severe flood warnings in the south of(...)

Demonstrators attempting  to prevent police officers from escorting a lorry carrying   drilling equipment to a site  outside the village of Balcombe in southern England last year.  Photograph: Kieran Doherty/Reuters

Local authorities in Britain will be given a multimillion pound cash incentive to approve planning permission for shale gas drilling, British prime mi(...)

Storm waves break on the sea wall behind buildings in Lyme Regis, England. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images
Britain hit by heavy rain and gales
  • UK
  • December 27, 2013, 12:46

Heavy rain and gales of more than 100mph returned to Britain overnight — just days after the last storm caused Christmas misery for tens of thousands (...)

A man looks on as big waves crash against a break-water pier during a storm in Esquibien in Brittany region of France. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA.

Hurricane-force winds and torrential rain disrupted transport networks and cut power supplies in Britain and France today, one of the busiest travel d(...)

Undated handout photo issued by Hertfordshire Police of 51-year-old Donal Drohan from Harrow, originally from Waterford  who died after a tree fell on his car in Watford. Photograph: PA

A 51-year-old man originally from Waterford, died after a tree fell on his car as he drove through Watford, north of London, shortly before 7am today(...)

Cholera-plagued London was forced during Victorian times finally to tackle the flood of sewage that daily polluted the Thames. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA

Somerset House on London’s Victoria Embankment has a wonderful terrace, supported by a series of bridges underneath, along with an arch once built to (...)