Christmas tears as UK floods leave Surrey swamped

Eamonn Fagan was sharing after-dinner drinks at the end of a leisurely Christmas Day meal when river water started bubbling up around his feet. “We were just finishing our dinner at 5pm and water started to come up through the floorboards,” said the 60-year-old from Weybridge. “We cleared the dining-room table, put the sofas on… Continue reading Christmas tears as UK floods leave Surrey swamped

Aeroplane evacuations: why people grab their luggage before escaping

In his first hand account of the emergency evacuation of the British Airways plane that caught fire on a runway at Las Vegas, Guardian journalist Jacob Steinberg described how some passengers tried to get their luggage out of the overhead lockers. After escaping the blazing BA plane, some passengers can be seen with their hand… Continue reading Aeroplane evacuations: why people grab their luggage before escaping