New Year"s Eve forecast: Dry end to the year comes too late for 3,000-year-old bridge as it is washed away by raging river

Wiped out by a raging river: 3,000-year-old bridge known as the Devil's sunbathing spot is washed away as 2012 comes to a very wet close Bridge swept away by raging river, after trees carried in flood snap cablesAncient construction in Exmoor, Somerset, could date back to 1000 B.C.

Marooned at Christmas: Family left stranded for a week in holiday cottage as Severn bursts its banks

Marooned at Christmas: Family left stranded for a week in holiday cottage as Severn bursts its banksDream Christmas becomes nightmare for 12 members of the Hughes familyThey had to be rescued from a luxury cottage in Uckinghall, GlosIt was the first time the whole family had been together for 20 years | UPDATED: 08:09 GMT, 31 December 2012 A Christmas break in a luxurious cottage by the Severn probably seemed like a good idea at the time. But it turned into a nightmare for the Hughes family when the river burst its banks and they were stranded indoors for a week looking out at waist-deep water before eventually being rescued by boat.

Christmas 2012: Hilarious pictures of children screaming and crying during trips to Christmas grottos

Santa's little yelpers: Hilarious pictures of children screaming and crying during trips to Christmas grottoesOnline snaps show children utterly dismayed by a festive visit to SantaParents posting images of unruly, crying youngsters | UPDATED: 20:09 GMT, 4 December 2012 Christmas is normally a happy time when families enjoy spending the festive season together, while children impatiently await a visit from Santa Claus and the presents he brings. But these online pictures show that not all children share a love of jolly old St Nick