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  1. News - World - UNITED KINGDOM

    800 homes flooded as Britain soaked by more heavy rain

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:50pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London More than 800 homes in England and Wales have been flooded as heavy rain and strong winds battered the country and environmental officials warned of more ... car in rising waters in Somerset. In a Twitter message, Prime Minister David Cameron described the scenes of flooding in the rural southwestern region of Cornwall as “shocking”, and promised ...

  2. News - World

    2 dead, 500 homes affected as storm soaks southwest England

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London 2 killed as storm lashes England The British government has pledged to help victims of widespread flooding across the country, as gale-force winds and torrential ... his car crashed into a swollen river in Cambridgeshire. The government said yesterday that almost 500 homes and businesses had been flooded, mainly in the southwest of England ...

  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Britain gets respite from flooding crisis

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 10:36am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Britain’s flooding crisis eased with the arrival of drier weather following a series of fierce storms, while the government on Monday pledged a £10 million (HK$130 million) package of support for flood-hit businesses. The country is counting the cost of storms that have claimed several lives and left tens of thousands of homes without power. Despite ...

  4. News - World

    Britain braces for more floods after violent storm

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 09:40am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Sodden communities along the River Thames braced for more floods on Sunday, as Britain counted the cost of a storm that claimed several lives and left tens ... on Friday. Pulling down power lines and disrupting transport networks across the region, the storm brought fresh misery to flood-hit communities in Britain, parts of which are suffering their wettest ...

  5. News - World - UNITED KINGDOM

    Cost of clean up after UK floods could hit £1 billion, insurers say

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 04:08pm by The Guardian in London

    ... The Guardian in London As rain continues to fall in Britain, more flooding is inevitable, and insurers say they may consider putting up premiums to cover the rise in payouts The cost of clearing up in the UK after this winter’s floods and storms could rise to £1 billion (HK$12.7 billion) if rain continues to fall on water-logged ground and causes damage to more homes ...

  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Flood-hit Britain now battered by storms, high winds

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 01:14pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Foul weather continues to affect the UK as heavy rains and hurricane force winds add to problems already caused by widespread flooding Flood-hit Britain ... in Wales, were left without power after high winds brought down power cables, the authorities said. More than 1,100 properties along the Thames have been flooded since January 29, authorities said. ...

  7. Business - Economy - US FEDERAL RESERVE

    Fed minutes show asset purchases to end in October

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 11:45am by Reuters

    ... exit strategy is complicated, because its stimulus programmes flooded the financial system with US$2.6 trillion that has ended up back at the Fed as excess bank reserves. With that much money ...




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