Heatwaves And Flash Floods: Yes, This Is Britain’s ‘New Normal’


  By Hayley J. Fowler in The Conversation.   “It’s hard to believe, isn’t it, that we had a heatwave just last week?” Those words were spoken by a BBC news presenter, in front of graphic images of fire service rescues, as heavy rain caused floods and landslides which closed many roads and railway lines. In […]

Tadcaster Bridge Finally Re-Opens Today


    By  Nadia Jefferson-Brown in The Gazette & Herald.   Tadcaster Bridge is finally set to re-open at 2 pm today with a parade of schoolchildren. Members of the community will gather at Tadcaster bus station on the east side of the river in order to process across the bridge to the west side, led […]

Prince Andrew, Duke of York Visits York And Tadcaster And Speaks To Flood Victims


  Story by Victoria Prest and Alex Ross in The Press.   WHEN Prince Andrew walked into Zoe Devine’s butchers it would have been hard for him to imagine the devastation which greeted the town on Boxing Day. Dressed in warm clothing and surrounded by bare counters and salvaged equipment, the owner of Devine Meats […]

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