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.
The engorged Seine River leveled out at a height of 5.8 meters in the French capital and is not expected to recede until Tuesday. Although Paris can now start cleaning up, towns downstream aren't in the clear yet.
UK politicians are to leave their historic Westminster home for six years while long overdue renovations take place. Part of the complex is more than 900 years old and is deemed a health and safety risk.
British businesses are cautiously optimistic about the initial deal between the EU and the UK. But what do people on the street make of it? Samira Shackle reports from London.
All four members of a task force that advises the UK government on social mobility have stepped down. Despite years of austerity, the country faces a further drop in living standards as it prepares to leave the EU.
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