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Storms cause flash flooding across Birmingham

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionResidents have filmed the flooded streets around Birmingham Storms have caused flash flooding across parts of Birmingham as more than a month’s rainfall deluged parts of the city in just one hour on Sunday. The Environment Agency has issued multiple flood warnings and alerts are in place […]

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Three large wildfires break out in Highlands

Image copyright Skye Mountain Rescue Image caption Smoke can be seen rising from the heath fire near Sligachan on Skye Firefighters have been tackling three large wildfires which have broken out in different areas of the Highlands. About 30 fire service personnel were trying to contain a heath fire near Sligachan on the Isle of […]

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Teen murder victim Louis-Ryan Menezes 'stabbed in chest'

Image caption Police say they are working “round the clock” to find out who killed the teenager A teenager who died after being stabbed has been named as Louis-Ryan Menezes. Northamptonshire Police launched a murder investigation on Friday after the 17-year-old died in Drayton Walk, Kingsthorpe, Northampton. Three people arrested on Saturday have been released […]

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Stanway house roof destroyed by lightning

Image caption Firefighters arrived to find the whole of the roof alight The roof of a house was completely destroyed when it was struck by lightning and engulfed by flames. Fire crews were called to the property in Wren Close in Stanway, Essex, at 01:38 BST and found “the entire roof of the detached building […]

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Where are England's 10 national parks?

England’s first national park was created in 1951. Since then the list has grown to 10 areas which are protected because of their countryside, wildlife and cultural heritage. Nearly 70 years on, Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced he is launching a review to consider whether to expand England’s network of parks as well as […]