Flooded vehicles emerge  as flood waters begin to recede in the Huntington Road area of York after the River Foss burst its banks, on Monday in the English town of  York. Photograph: Getty

Britain’s Environment Agency (EA) has promised a “complete rethink” of flooding preparedness as Storm Frank threatened to bring more misery. British (...)

A man carries groceries into a flooded pub in York city centre: 500 properties have been flooded in the city. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Britain needs a “complete rethink” of its flood defences after swathes of northern England were inundated by rivers breaking their banks in recent day(...)

Floodwater in Kirkstall Road in Leeds, UK. In Britain, severe flood warnings are in place prompting a vast operation that saw the army on the streets of Cumbria.  Photograph: David Wheatley/PA Wire

A yellow wind warning has been issued for Monday as communities in western counties brace themselves for further rainfall over the coming days. The w(...)

Residents in York are evacuated by members of a Mountain Rescue team after the River Foss bursts its banks. Photograph:: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

Hundreds of people are being evacuated from their homes as flooding continues across the north of England. Police in York advised between 300 and 40(...)

Soldiers helping to set up flood defences in Appleby as the British army has been called in to support efforts to protect flood-hit areas of Cumbria amid fears that more heavy rain will fall. Photograph: : 2LANCS/MoD Crown Copyright/PA

Dry conditions have been forecast for St Stephen’s night after a rainfall warning for many parts the south and east expired. But Met Éireann has warn(...)

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(...)