60mph winds to blow in: A brief respite, then gales and more rain are on their way

60mph winds to blow in: A brief respite, then gales and more rain are on their way | UPDATED: 01:11 GMT, 26 December 2012 The wet Christmas is set to last for several more days as rain and winds of up to 60mph lash the country. Heavy rain swept across England and Wales yesterday causing dangerous conditions for motorists and prompting further flooding fears

Ditch free-for-all on extensions that will set neighbour against neighbour, say MPs

Ditch free-for-all on extensions that will set neighbour against neighbour, say MPsThree-year relaxation of rules is designed to boost construction industryMPs called for Government to 'go back to the drawing board'Warned greater size of extensions will risk creating unsightly buildings | UPDATED: 01:46 GMT, 20 December 2012 David Cameron’s plans to allow large extensions in back gardens could set neighbour against neighbour and blight entire districts, MPs said last night. The controversial proposals, announced in September, would allow 26-foot extensions to be built without planning permission.

Dramatic moment huge chunk of Jurassic Sidmouth coastline crashes 100ft on to beach after heavy rainfall

Pictured: Dramatic moment huge chunk of Jurassic coastline crashes 100ft on to beach after heavy rainfall Red sandstone cliff in Sidmouth is part of the Dorset and East Devon world heritage siteResidents claim it is the fifth collapse along the 95 mile stretch of historic coastline in a weekExperts claim cracks in the rock-face are being caused by too much rain | UPDATED: 09:44 GMT, 3 December 2012 This is the dramatic moment when a whole chunk of Jurassic coastline came crashing down on to a beach. The rain-soaked clifftop plunged 100 feet to the pebbled beach below at Sidmouth, east Devon. The moment was captured by John Austin, 70, who spotted a crack in the red sandstone cliffs while out for a walk last week.

Enrique Pena Nieto: Protestors clash with police in Mexico City as new president is sworn into office

Protestors clash with police in Mexico City as new president is sworn into office on a pledge to cut drug-related violenceDemonstrators opposed to Enrique Pena Nieto fought violent battles with police this morning as the new President took the oath of office Hundreds banged on tall steel security barriers around Congress and threw rocks, bottle rockets and firecrackers at police | UPDATED: 10:38 GMT, 2 December 2012 Violent clashes which saw riot police fire tear gas at protestors marred the first day in office of Mexico's new president. Demonstrators opposed to Enrique Pena Nieto fought violent battles with police this morning as the new President took the oath of office in Mexico City.