British families "self-segregate" as whites abandon urban areas for countryside

Rise of 'white flight': British families are 'self-segregating' as more Caucasians abandon urban areas for the countryside Trend has gone largely unnoticed because city centres appear diverseWell-off whites from diverse areas are moving to outer suburbs in drovesResearchers say better schools, fresher air and background may be factors By Emma Reynolds PUBLISHED: 12:55 GMT, 27 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:03 GMT, 27 January 2013 Britain is 'self-segregating' as white families flee urban areas for the countryside and outer suburbs. The trend is causing an 'ethnic cliff', in which the proportion of households from minority backgrounds is vastly different in areas just a few miles apart. Some outer London boroughs – including Enfield, Waltham Forest and Redbridge – have seen their white British population drop by as much as a quarter over the past decade

Auckland tornado: Three killed after rare and deadly tornado rips through New Zealand

Three killed after rare and deadly tornado rips through New Zealand Destructive twister leaves 250 people homeless in western AucklandOne hit by uprooted tree, two others believed to have been crushed by slab of concreteDeadliest tornado to hit the country in 60 years | UPDATED: 19:04 GMT, 6 December 2012 A fierce tornado swept through New Zealand's largest city today killing three people and forcing 250 more to evacuate damaged and powerless homes. The storm hit Hobsonville and Whenuapai, western suburbs of Auckland, at around midday leaving uprooted trees, damaged buildings and flooding that closed roads