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Traffic wardens: Friend or foe?

A traffic warden

Traffic wardens are much criticised yet 55% of them say they feel their presence is a welcome one. So are traffic wardens a motorist's friend or foe?

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Storms leave 80,000 without power

  •  13 Feb, 2014
Sandbags outside flooded house in York

Storms have left tens of thousands of households still without power after parts of the country were battered by winds of up to 108mph.

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£5,000 grants for flood victims

  •  13 Feb, 2014
A flooded street

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that grants of up to £5,000 will be available to flood-hit homeowners.

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Warning to flood-hit over electrics

  •  12 Feb, 2014
Flooded property

Homeowners affected by recent flooding have been urged to take the utmost care when dealing with water-damaged electrics.

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Insurers face £500m weather bill

  •  11 Feb, 2014
A flood warning sign

Insurers are bracing themselves for further pay-outs as storms and flooding continue to cause widespread devastation across the UK.

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Surrey warned of fresh flood risks

  •  10 Feb, 2014
Flood risk area

Households along the River Thames have been warned they face a "significant flooding" risk.

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30ft sinkhole swallows family car

  •  04 Feb, 2014
Sinkhole in front of house

A family have described their shock at realising a 30ft-deep sinkhole had opened up in the driveway and swallowed their car - but also their relief that nobody was hurt.

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New speed cameras for UK motorways

  •  03 Feb, 2014
Motorway traffic

Some critics have slammed plans to install grey 'stealth cameras' on sections of major motorways to target motorists travelling over 70mph.

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Wind and rain threaten more floods

  •  03 Feb, 2014
A flood warning sign

A fresh flood alert has been issued for the entire south of England as wind and rain threaten to bring more chaos to waterlogged communities.

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Jewellery stolen in £100k burglary

  •  31 Jan, 2014
Burglar opening patio doors

A "devastated" home-owner has lost cash and jewellery worth £100,000 in a burglary on her city centre terrace house.

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