Severe blaze at Birmingham"s Smurfit Kappa paper mill being tackled by 100 firefighters

Severe paper mill blaze across seven-acre cardboard storage will keep burning for days Blaze at Smurfit Kappa plant on seven-acre site in Nechells, BirminghamFire is in area containing cardboard boxes at recycled packaging mill Ten thousands tons of cardboard has been burning through the night Nobody thought to be trapped inside but fire was still burning at 2:30am By Mark Duell, Steve Nolan and James Rush PUBLISHED: 01:44 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:56 GMT, 18 April 2013 Tens of thousands of tons of cardboard is expected to keep burning for days after a fire at a recycling plant. More than 70 firefighters are tackling the blaze over a seven-acre area at the Smurfit Kappa paper mill in the Nechells area of Birmingham. West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service said the fire had started just after 10pm last night

Photographer wins national award for stunning lightning strike image… on the day of his funeral

Photographer is revealed as winner of national contest… on the day of his funeral: Stunning lightning strike captures first prizeDanny Beath collapsed outside his home from a heart attack'I just wish he'd known before he died,' says contest organiser and Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year, run by The Sunday Times. His latest win would have bagged him new camera gear and seen him travel to Papua New Guinea on a photo commission.

Lightning strike sparks devastating blaze at school just months after 12m refit is completed following fire a decade earlier

Lightning strike sparks devastating blaze at school just three years after 12m refit is completed following arson attack Members of the public dialled 999 when they spotted flames at 7am More than 60 firefighters were still trying to tackle the blaze at 5pmSchool burned twelve years ago after an arsonist targeted a science lab | UPDATED: 17:37 GMT, 27 December 2012 A bolt of lightning is understood to have sparked a devastating fire which destroyed large parts of school today, just three years after it had undergone a 12million refit following an arson attack in 2000.

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