November 17, 2019

UK storms: Giant waves hit amid fresh flooding fears

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From BBC Huge waves have battered the southern coast of the UK, as forecasters warn exposed areas could see a fresh round of flooding. Waves of up to 27ft (8m) were recorded off Land’s End, Cornwall. The environment secretary said seven people had died and 1,700 homes had been flooded in England due to storms […]

N America weather: Polar vortex brings record temperatures

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From BBC US officials have issued ‘deadly’ cold weather warnings Parts of the US and Canada are braced for potentially record-breaking low temperatures as a “polar vortex” weather pattern blasts North America. A winter storm has already blanketed areas of Canada and the north-eastern US with up to 2ft (60 cm) of snow. More than […]

Australia saw hottest year on record in 2013

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From BBC In 2013 Sydney was hit by ‘the most destructive fires since at least 1968’ Australia experienced its hottest year on record in 2013, officials have said. Temperatures were 1.2C above the long term average, the warmest since records began in 1910, the Bureau of Meteorology said in its annual report. The year also […]

Danny John-Jules: Ben Miller helped me improve in “Death in Paradise”

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From The List Danny John-Jules felt he needed to improve on ‘Death in Paradise’ after watching Ben Miller. The ‘Red Dwarf’ actor plays Dwayne Myers, one of a group of British policeman on the fictional Caribbean island of Saint-Marie, in the BBC One comedy-drama and admits he felt he should up his game after watching […]