Storm Desmond: Severe Flooding In Cumbria (Photos)

6 12 2015
Flooded roads in Appleby in Cumbria, as Storm Desmond hit the UK. (Press Association)

Flooded roads in Appleby in Cumbria, as Storm Desmond hit the UK. (Press Association)

Police have declared a major incident in Cumbria after heavy rain and strong wind up to 80mph brought by Storm Desmond caused severe flooding in Cumbria.

Cumbria is amongst the worst affected area in England by the storm where the River Greta near Keswick and the River Eden at Appleby overflowed, despite glass flood defences installed.

The village of Shap in Cumbria received the highest rainfall which is 7in (178.2mm) in 24 hours until 7pm on Saturday.

The average rainfall for Cumbria for December is 5.75in (146.1mm).

Some rivers in the area reached their highest ever recorded levels; and some road and highways were flooded.

The village of Braithwaite was cut off, after the main bridge connecting it to the rest of the county was swept away by the swollen river.

In Scotland, people were evacuated in Hawick after the River Teviot burst its banks and the Nith was flooded in Dumfries.

More than 80 flood warnings are in place around the UK, particularly Scotland, northern England, Wales and the Midlands.

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In Photos: Icy Blast Hits UK

30 01 2015
Weathe picture in Sheffield, South Yorkshire at the war memorial covered in snow outside the church on Hollinsend Road, Manor

Weathe picture in Sheffield, South Yorkshire at the war memorial covered in snow outside the church on Hollinsend Road, Manor

Heavy snow fell in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England causing major travel disruption.

Schools were closed in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Cumbria, Lancashire and Tameside, Greater Manchester.

Main roads in Durham, Yorkshire and north Wales were blocked, while more than a dozen rail services between Manchester and York were cancelled.





Photos Of Most Beautiful Roads By Andy Lee (Part 2)

24 01 2015
The Dark Hedges lined the roads of Northern Ireland- filming location for the Game of Thrones. (Andy Lee/Caters News)

The Dark Hedges lined the roads of Northern Ireland- filming location for the Game of Thrones. (Andy Lee/Caters News)

The photographer, 46, began taking pictures for this series in 2013. And since then Andy, from Stackpole, Pembrokeshire, has been travelling the world for the most stunning drives. In searching for the ideal road he often drives miles upon miles in order to find a suitable, remote area. (Caters News)

Please click here for: Photos Of Most Beautiful Roads By Andy Lee (Part 1)

 





Pizza Art By Chef Domenico Crolla

1 08 2013
Tom Ford has been one of the easiest pizzas to create due to his 'perfect skin and lack of wrinkles'. Photo by Mail Online.

Chef Domenco Crolla said that, “Tom Ford has been one of the easiest pizzas to create due to his ‘perfect skin and lack of wrinkles”. Photo by Mail Online.

A lot of people can make delicious pizzas but Domenico Crolla not only makes pizzas but he also paints images on his pizzas using cheese and tomato sauce.

Domenico Crolla is a celebrity chef in his native Scotland who owns an award-winning Italian restaurant.

His pizza art career began with an image of Bruce Lee.

After a ‘thank you’ message from the late star’s daughter, Crolla was inspired to create more celebrity dishes.

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