Britain has suffered its share of heavy floods in recent years. This Christmas it has had to put more than 20 regions on high alert. Worst hit are the north and west of England. Army personnel is shoring up overwhelmed emergency services.
Heavy rain has triggered deadly floods and landslides and left hundreds stranded in southwest Japan, with police and soldiers struggling to clear up debris. Authorities warn that rainfall is expected to continue.
The Europeans feel the need for a bit of clarity, while the Brexit minister hums to himself and calls this a strategy. Theresa May goes on a walking tour and the au pair crisis strikes fear in the British middle classes.
At least two people have been killed and about 20 others are missing after huge floods swept away houses and tore up roads in southern Japan. Rescuers are scrambling to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people.
The Grenfell Tower fire is just one example of how chronic under-investment in infrastructure has left Britain trailing other leading economies on housing, roads, rail, and airports. Samira Shackle reports from London.
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