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The unlikely rebirth of a London legend

Saturday  07:35,   22 february 2020

A Victorian train station saved by a poet is the jewel in the crown of this urban renewal.Then, a poet with a love of Victorian architecture stepped... >>>

Roger Waters shows support for Julian Assange ahead of London rally

Saturday  06:10,   22 february 2020

Supporters of the Wikileaks founder are set to march from the Australian High Commission to Parliament Square to call for his release.The 76-year-old singer-songwriter has accused “the powers that be” of trying to “kill” Assange ahead of his... >>>

Latest UK virus flight leaves Japan

Saturday  04:25,   22 february 2020

The flight is due to arrive in the UK on Saturday morning.The Foreign Office said the evacuation flight also had British government and medical staff on... >>>

London police charges man in mosque stabbing

Saturday  04:05,   22 february 2020

London police charges man in mosque stabbingDaniel Horton, charged with section 18 GBH and possession of a bladed article, is due to appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Feb. 22, Police said... >>>

Man charged over stabbing of prayer leader at London mosque

Saturday  03:40,   22 february 2020

A 29-year-old man has been charged with GBH and possession of a bladed article following the stabbing of a prayer leader at a London mosque, police have said. Daniel Horton, of no fixed abode, will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on later... >>>

More rain on the way in flood-hit areas, Met Office warns

Saturday  02:35,   22 february 2020

Even a little rain can trigger or prolong floods due to the waterlogged ground, a Met Office spokesman said.There are 81 flood warnings and 155 flood alerts in place for the weekend and two severe warnings, meaning there is a potential risk to... >>>

Storm Dennis: More heavy rain forecast as flood-hit areas brace themselves for further disruption

Saturday  01:05,   22 february 2020

Rain could exacerbate places already struggling with flood damageThe Pennines and parts of Yorkshire are likely to be hit, with the Environment Agency warning that ongoing river flooding remains “probable” for the English-Welsh Border around the... >>>

Climate Assembly: Meet the people considering how UK should achieve net zero emissions by 2050

Saturday  00:35,   22 february 2020

Madeleine Cuff reports on the Climate Assembly, and ideas from meat taxes to free public transportNow, the UK faces a similar economic upheaval as it weans itself off fossil fuels, and Marc – a British Gas employee – is worried he might face the... >>>

Coronavirus: 35 Britons on Diamond Princess cruise ship expected to fly home

Friday  23:00,   21 february 2020

Delayed repatriation flight to pick up stranded people on board Diamond Princess will only take people without any Covid-19 symptomsThe aircraft bringing them home from Haneda airport in Tokyo will also carry a small number of EU citizens. The... >>>

Damilola Taylor Killer Jailed For Driving Into Police Officer

Friday  22:25,   21 february 2020

One of the killers of 10-year-old Damilola Taylor has been jailed for four years after driving into a female police officer. Ricky Preddie was 13 and his brother Danny 12 when they killed the schoolboy in November 2000 in a crime that shocked the... >>>

Woman rushed to hospital with serious injuries after fire inside Glasgow flats

Friday  22:00,   21 february 2020

A woman is reported to have been seriously injured in the incident which took place on Thursday evening.Emergency services raced to Killearn Street in the Possilpark area of the city after reports of a fire in a stairwell at around 5.30pm on... >>>

This is what Cardiff's Bute Park looks like now after Storm Dennis floods

Friday  21:05,   21 february 2020

Parts of Bute Park, Cardiff, remain underwater and litter is still causing a problem around sections of landParts of the park were left completely submerged in water on Sunday after the River Taff burst its... >>>

Recycling company flooded homes and blocked watercourse after illegally dumping 10,000 tonnes of waste

Friday  20:02,   21 february 2020

The incident, caused by Wenvoe Recycling Limited, required a clean-up operation costing £380,000 to the public purseThe incident, which required a £380,000 clean-up operation, threatened to contaminate the River Ely and damage water supply to 32,000 >>>

The only way to protect ourselves from storms and flooding is to keep fossil fuels in the ground

Friday  19:35,   21 february 2020

It is clear that more needs to be spent on flood proection, but this won't be enoughThese questions were foremost in my mind at 1am last Sunday as I struggled to stay on top of a ladder that was being battered by Storm Dennis. Just after... >>>

Boris Johnson Has Not Been Seen For A Week Despite Storm Dennis Floods

Friday  19:35,   21 february 2020

You’re reading The Waugh Zone, our daily politics briefing. Sign up now to get it by email in the evening. It’s been a week since we last saw Boris Johnson, despite hundreds of homes being flooded and a storm over a No.10 advisor who quit after he... >>>