TV Hotel Inspector Ruth Watson gets a taste of her own medicine as she launches legal bid after her restaurant was given just ONE star out of FIVE for…

TV Hotel Inspector Ruth Watson gets a taste of her own medicine as she launches legal bid after her restaurant was given just ONE star out of FIVE for food hygiene62-year-old furious after The Crown and Castle in Suffolk was poorly rated Suffolk Coastal District Council carried out the inspection in November Certain dishes have been removed from the menu because of rating 'We strongly disagree with the score we have received' said Mrs Watson By Anthony Bond PUBLISHED: 09:41 GMT, 4 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:07 GMT, 4 January 2013 Angry: Top food writer and broadcaster Ruth Watson has launched a legal challenge after inspectors gave her hotel The Crown and Castle just one star out of five for food hygiene As a top food writer and broadcaster, Ruth Watson is used to giving advice to struggling hoteliers desperate to revive their fortunes. But it seems the 62-year-old could do with some advice of her own after her rural hotel restaurant received a damning critique

UK weather: More floods expected as forecasters warn of six weeks worth of rain to fall before New Year

Landslide alert for walkers as deluge mayhem mounts and six weeks of rain is expected to fall before the New Year Flooding expected across Britain, with 394 warnings and alerts out Boxing Day walkers warned of landslides on coastlines and rail tracks The South West, Midlands and Anglia at biggest risk from floods Seven inches to fall by Saturday on already saturated ground | UPDATED: 00:20 GMT, 27 December 2012 Walkers and holidaymakers were warned of a risk of landslides yesterday as the wet weather was forecast to continue into the new year. With many areas already saturated, the prospect of more heavy showers means there may be further flooding in the next week

Debris from Japan"s tsunami last year washes up on the coast of Washington state

Debris from Japan's tsunami last year washes up on the coast of Washington state more than 4,000 miles away | UPDATED: 20:12 GMT, 22 December 2012 Hiking over primitive coastal trails, a team reached a dock that apparently floated from Japan after last year's tsunami and just washed ashore on a Washington beach, and an official said the group found Japanese writing inside the structure. The team of tsunami debris experts is trying to confirm that the dock is from Japan and drifted for more than a year before winding up on one of the most remote beaches on the U.S. West Coast.

Homeowners face massive tax bills as councils are given go-ahead to scrap discounts on second houses

Homeowners face massive tax bills as councils are given go-ahead to scrap discounts on second properties | UPDATED: 02:07 GMT, 17 December 2012 Communities Secretary Eric Pickles will give local authorities the freedom to raise charges on the 255,000 second homes in England Councils have been given the green light to scrap discounts on council tax for second home owners by the Cabinet Minister in charge of the policy. Second home owners will be hit with huge new tax bills when councils are given the freedom to scrap the discounts in April. Hundreds of thousands of holiday homeowners are expected to lose discounts ranging from ten per cent to 50 per cent next spring.

Terror in Japan as earthquake sparks tsunami warning and buildings shake across Tokyo

Terror in Japan as earthquake sparks tsunami warning and buildings shake across Tokyo Quake was felt in the capital Tokyo as buildings swayed violently Warning: Tsunami could be as high as six feet The epicentre was 6.2 miles beneath the seabedEvacuations have been ordered from some of the affected areas There have been no immediate reports of deaths or injuries. Warning was issued for the coast of Miyagi Prefecture, which was hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 | UPDATED: 14:32 GMT, 7 December 2012 A strong earthquake struck Friday off the coast of northeastern Japan in the same region that was hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami last year