Thames House, MI5’s headquarters. Photograph: iStock

The UK government is to introduce legislation in parliament on Thursday that would give undercover agents the legal authority to commit crimes. The H(...)

Robert Millard proudly displays his specimen smooth hound of 110cm, caught at Greystones, Co Wicklow, in June 2019.

The US writer Zane Grey fished worldwide. His stories of vicious tiger shark, giant hammerheads and spectacular marlin made him a legend in his own li(...)

Melting glaciers are a clear sign of climat change and global warming. The rise in global energy consumption each year is still larger than new supplies of green energy

More fossil fuels are being used every year, despite all of the efforts to increase renewable energy supplies, a major report to be presented to the U(...)

A resident rushes to remove items from a house after being evacuated from the town below Toddbrook reservoir. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Evacuated residents of a Derbyshire town in England have been allowed briefly back to their homes as emergency services continue efforts to prevent a (...)

Thames Water Desalination Plant can provide 150 million litres of drinking water each day, enough for one million people. Photograph: Ian Waldie/Bloomberg

The £250 million Thames Water Desalination Plant was the first of its kind in the UK. It came into operation in 2010 and can provide up to 150 million(...)

Waves crash into the sea wall at Seaham Harbour, Durham as east coast was braced for a storm surge at Friday lunchtime. Photograph:  Owen Humphreys/PA

Homes are being evacuated and warnings of life-threatening floods are in place as Britain’s east coast prepares for high tide. Thousands of resident(...)

Waves crash over the harbour wall in Dover, Kent, as Storm Angus hit the UK. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Heavy rain will see parts of Britain already battered by Storm Angus at risk of further flooding on Monday. Wet weather is expected to sweep across t(...)

A coast guard helicopter attends the scene as crew members are evacuated from a cargo ship which got into difficulty in the Channel off the coast of Dover. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Storm Angus, the first named storm of the season, has caused flooding and chaos for emergency services after it battered parts of the United Kingdom. (...)

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(...)

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